Ghost King | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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3.84/5
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33 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kjkinsey on 03-20-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
33
pDev:
9.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
24
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by jigabob:
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3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a large tulip glass a clear brass color with a large fluffy white head atop.Boozey aromas,rocket fuel and leafy hops are what I get.Some overripe tropical fruits and booze on the palate,slight drying with grassy hops in the finish,pretty sweet though.Inlike any wheat IPA I have had.

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Photo of Cooper
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schmitter
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Harpoon Beer Hall in Boston, MA.

This one pours a golden yellow, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

This one smells quite spicy, not in the pepper sort of way, but in a coriander sort of way, tons of coriander, with some juicy citrus as well.

This has quite a spiced bite to it, coriander and black pepper, with some orange and candied grapefruit, and a little bit of caramel.

This has a lighter body, with a moderate level of carbonation, and a very juicy mouthfeel.

Not bad at all.

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Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear deep yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of tropical fruits are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of tropical fruits—albeit lighter in nature compared to the smell—along with notes of orange peel and coriander spices. Slight hints of alcohol are noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and quite crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather drinkable considering its strength and does a good job of masking the alcohol from most of the taste. I liked the aromas and flavors of tropical fruits.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of GTJayG
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateF90
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwalmz
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NJBeer265
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very sweet and malty. Getting a spiced note like a winter.

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Photo of smcolw
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great blanketing lace on the tulip glass. The liquid is dirty gold with a mild chill haze.

The aroma is relatively neutral, a bit metallic even.

Rich creamy malt start. This creates an extraordinarily rich body. The swalow switches to bitter in a subtle, non-conformist way. Relatively short aftertaste.

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Photo of Newport_beerguy
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Thought this was a bit too boozy and sweet, their strain of yeast just turns me off from all Harpoon's IPAs for whatever reason.

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Photo of el_michoacano
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice DIPA that is malt forward. Had at the brewery. It was served a bit too cold and as it warmed the malt opened up to a very nice beer.

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Photo of sdm
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ONUMello
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a tulip; reviewed with the disclaimer I previously missed its 'enjoy by 8/15/15' stamp
A: Medium orange color with a 1.5 finger head
S: Lots of citrus and floral notes, along with the coriander the label mentions
T: Citrus, tropical fruit and floral/herbal notes
M: The palate doesn't come across as sweet of boozy but it shows here. Fairly full-bodied and a bit of alcohol comes through
O: Overall a nice ale and I'm sure it would have been even better fresher

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of malfunxion
3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mschofield
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlexJochym
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Ghost King from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 33 ratings