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Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon Brewery & Beer HallHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Based on:
66 Beers
19,918 Ratings
Place Score: 96
Ratings: 125
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: n/a
Taps: 15
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

306 Northern Ave
Boston, Massachusetts, 02210-2324
United States
phone: (617) 574-9551

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Reviews by mynie:
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3.92/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Sometimes I forget about the massive variation in scale that exists within the craft beer world. Hanging around People's and Sun King and making frequent stops at Three Floyds and Millstream give me a certain idea of how big a brewery is supposed to be. Then I stumble across a place like this, located in a literal shipyard with a fleet of trucks waiting in front of a factory facade, and I remember just how much work and development goes into making a nationally recognized brand.

Years ago, when I first getting into good beer, Harpoon was the shit. It's one of those forgotten breweries, like Great Lakes and Victory, that used to be stylistic standard-bearers but have since gotten replaced several times over by the proliferation of local breweries. Go to a store now in any place that's not fucking horrible and 75% of the domestic craft selection will be from in-state. It makes sense; there's just that many breweries now. But they're all super expensive and most aren't that great. Once, not that long along, places like Harpoon helped build up the craft scene, and they did by widely distributed well-brewed, medium priced beer. They didn't have time to become EXTREME, because they were too busy being competent.

So here's the big, long, narrow, big, woody, tracklighted, big college bar brewery establishment thing that sits in the middle of an impressive brewing and shipping campus. The beers are Harpoon, which you've had. The service is friendly and the establishment is well worth touring.

More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Benesi88
3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of Yanaguana
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Best Eastcoast IPA. Understated Hop taste, nice finish.

Photo of Gww1864
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of MattXT
3.75/5  rDev -13%

The beers may not be highly regarded amongst the BA crew, but their beer hall is very nice. It has a old school German setup as far as the table arrangement goes. The bar is huge and well made. I had a good time there, with the only downside being a long wait to get inside.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
5/5  rDev +16%

Beautiful beer hall to hang out in and enjoy both their food and beer. Each tours comes includes half an hour with their taps. Plenty of good beer to sample. Definitely one of the better brewery tours that I've been on.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall in Boston, MA
96 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.