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Harpoon Imperial Pumpkin - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BEERMILER12 on 08-16-2013)
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-04-2013 18:32:24 | More by swierczt
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-04-2013 01:50:42 | More by Kerrie
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palma

New York

4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oooh a nice imperial pumpkin black and tan.

This beer is very good all around with the highlight in the nose. Aroma of nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, cocoa. Excellent roasted stout flavor with pumpkin pie notes.

A beer that hits the spot perfectly when you are looking for something like this.

Harpoon with an excellent vision with this beer. Not many beers like this. A successful one-off. Hope they decide to continue to brew this annually.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 01:17:22 | More by palma
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11%

09-02-2013 18:37:13 | More by BostonPhilly
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Black color. Did not get much of a head to form, but it was a light brown color.

3.5 S: Pumpkin spiciness - nutmeg, ginger, clove, cinnamon - are most prominent. Next is roastiness, molasses, caramel, and chocolate underneath. It's not bad, but the aromas don't have the right proportions. It's hard to explain.

3.5 T: Pumpkin spices mentioned above with cinnamon being the most prominent. Perhaps a bit too much roastiness and not quite enough sweetness. Molasses, caramel, and chocolate. Again the flavors seem out of proportion. I wish I could make this more clear, but it seems I can't. Boozy warming on finish.

3.25 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Definitely needs more creaminess, but not too detrimental.

3.5 D: It's okay, but has problems that I can't really explain. I love pumpkin beers, but I've only had a handful that are done really well.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 04:14:45 | More by DavoleBomb
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The aroma is more pumpkin than stout, it smells mostly like pumpkin spices (nutmeg, ginger, cloves, cinnamon), along with some molasses, dark fruit and some chocolate. It tastes like ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, peppery spice, dark fruit, molasses, pumpkin, bittersweet chocolate, cloves, and roasted malt. The spicy flavor lingers around long after taking a sip. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit creamy and has a good amount of carbonation. I liked this brew, I'll have to pick up some more at $5.99 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 21:57:21 | More by bluejacket74
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Texas

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New Jersey

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New Jersey

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Texas

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Harpoon Imperial Pumpkin from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
83 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.