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Harpoon Midsummer Fling - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon Midsummer Fling
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BA SCORE
78
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: shand on 04-12-2013)
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +19%

04-29-2014 02:46:55 | More by wrightst
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.7%

03-16-2014 11:02:26 | More by Fettpopps
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_phil_d

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-25-2014 02:06:01 | More by _phil_d
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A leftover from a twelvepack of Harpoon summer brews acquired in June. Thought I had reviewed it then.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: Nearly clear deep gold with a finger thick head which receded to a ring of surface foam and a little spotty lacing.

s; Mild pear.

t: Fruit cocktail with some hop bite and carbonation tingle. Sweet finish with a bit of pepper in the aftertaste. Enough malt to remind you you are drinking beer, and malt became more evident as it warmed.

m: Light to moderate with plenty of body. Smooth

o: A good refreshing summer drink. Fortunately we are having an unusual warm spell at the moment so it is welcome to drink something this fruity. My main issue is that it is listed as an "English Bitter," but there is too much fruit flavor and not enough malt dominance for it to be comfy in that category IMO. However I did self-serve it at 40 degrees, and most Bitters are best at least ten to fifteen degrees warmer than that. As it is it is certainly not a bad sessionable warm weather brew. I would venture to guess that the whole idea was to modify an English Bitter to make it more drinkable at lower serving temps in warmer weather than is the usual case back in Merry Olde England.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 03:29:56 | More by scotorum
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

10-03-2013 16:23:30 | More by Kmlund
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johntandlich

New York

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

09-29-2013 18:22:06 | More by johntandlich
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

09-18-2013 01:52:40 | More by scruffwhor
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Patches826

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

09-13-2013 05:52:41 | More by Patches826
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dwyerol

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

09-05-2013 04:09:35 | More by dwyerol
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jbeervt

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-19-2013 16:48:54 | More by jbeervt
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Insanity55

West Virginia

3.64/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Refreshing! Makes me want to sit on the porch on a summer night with a pitcher. Easy to drink but its has enough complexity to put it on a shelf above most easy to drink lighter beers. It has a beautiful dark golden color with a starkly lighter colored head. I'm mostly a dark thick beer kind of person but this beer beer impressed me enough for what it was to want to review it.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 03:30:13 | More by Insanity55
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greenmtn1111

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Clear light amber in color with lots of bubbles visible. It has a small head that dissipates quickly. Lots of lemon zest and medium bodied malt on the nose. Light fruitiness. Taste is refreshing but flavors aren’t really refined – nothing stands out. Nicely crisp and clean, though with a light bitterness. Good carbonation levels, but maybe too much for a bitter. Overall it’s thirst-quenching but not overly flavorful and a tad watery.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 02:32:02 | More by greenmtn1111
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Dapper_Dan_Man

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-11-2013 20:43:06 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-09-2013 04:54:01 | More by BrandonOakes
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3/5  rDev -10.7%

08-04-2013 18:29:05 | More by SonOfKyuss
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-30-2013 16:03:10 | More by morebeergood
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-29-2013 02:48:09 | More by jlogan7
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JMAC45

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-29-2013 00:15:40 | More by JMAC45
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cnwillis31

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-27-2013 23:18:31 | More by cnwillis31
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bushwack

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-20-2013 22:02:01 | More by bushwack
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LPJones

New York

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-19-2013 00:42:53 | More by LPJones
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -62.8%

07-16-2013 01:30:00 | More by DonFrap
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Didier

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

07-15-2013 23:53:31 | More by Didier
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-14-2013 20:28:12 | More by Larrydoherty
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-13-2013 19:33:51 | More by DerekMorgan
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Harpoon Midsummer Fling from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
78 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.