Harpoon The Long Thaw | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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330 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States
harpoonbrewery.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
“Spring” in New England is a fickle friend. So we brewed a beer that could carry us through the January cold while hinting at warmer days ahead. With notes of orange peel and coriander, the soft mouthfeel of a Belgian wit, and an intense hop profile, The Long Thaw White IPA combines the warming backbone of an IPA with citrus notes indicative of the coming spring. “Spring” in New England may be indecisive, but we can help make one decision a little easier.

Added by djrn2 on 01-31-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
330
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
132
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 330 |  Reviews: 45
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3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chriswjr
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

**
02/22/2014
Smells like spring. Orange, lemon, flowers. Hazy yellow-orange color. Small white head. Flavor is orange grapefruit, pine. Spicy and warm finish. crisp refreshingly feel, Lively. Nice beer."

**

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jacobob10
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle as part of the Harpoon 30th Anniversary pack.

Hazy, pale gold color with a thick white head. Citrus hop aroma, mostly lemon and orange, with a touch of spice to it. Citrus fruit, wheat, and spice all come together in the flavor. Soft and bitter on the palate. Medium-bodied yet refreshing.

I like this one more than I thought I would, but it still feels very "run of the mill." Would be nice enjoyed as a spring seasonal every so often, but not something I'd purchase a six-pack of.

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Photo of sicilian
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spinrsx
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from the potsdam ny iga for $2.45

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4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden to light amber color with a large white head. The aroma is full of hops, citrus and pine (very nice). The taste is hop driven with some citrus.

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2.96/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.62/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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1.94/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 05/15/16

Appearance - Pours clear and golden yellow with a white, finger width head. Fair retention before dying down to a thin, broken layer of surface suds. Fair lacing with broken lines and a few spots.

Smell - Corriander hits the nose right off the bat with that spicy orange character. Underlying wheat. A touch of clove. Some lemony character.

Taste - Wheat is the predominant flavor here, with lesser notes of orange, corriander and faint clove spice. Mild lemon. Finish is bitter with lingering citrus pith.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Goes down fairly, with a mostly dry finish.

Overall - Fairly good White IPA. The flavors are there, but there's nothing particularly outstanding here. I could care less to drink it again, mostly because I'm not too big on the style, though there are exceptions.

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3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a amber with a moderate fluffy head, slowly diminishing. Some citrus in the nose. The mouth revels in the lemony wit with a hop punch. Enjoyable and repeatable.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Joshhersh
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of illpass78
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Hazed straw with a pillowy white head. Lots of spotty lacing.

Aroma: Nice mix of wit and IPA aromas. Clove, orange peel, lemon, pine, maybe grapefruit.

Taste: Follows the nose. Slightly more wit than IPA. Definitely tasty - a good combo of juicy hop flavors and the wheat and citrus you'd expect from a Belgian wit.

Mouthfeel: Sessionable in character. Pleasant.

Overall: Very solid beer. Maybe the best I've had from Harpoon. Perfect spring beer - fruity and flavorful while also having good hop presence. Paired this with panko tofu, mac & cheese, and kale salad.

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Harpoon The Long Thaw from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
3.83 out of 5 based on 330 ratings.
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