Take 5 Session IPA | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Take 5 Session IPATake 5 Session IPA
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3.7/5
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Take 5 Session IPATake 5 Session IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Harpoon Take 5 was first brewed on the Brewery’s 10-barrel system in early 2014. With each pilot batch the recipe was tweaked until the desired balance between hop aroma and malt character was achieved. This final version begins with a vibrant citrus and pine hop aroma from Simcoe and Amarillo hops and follows through with a sturdy malt profile from the combination of Pale, Vienna, Carapils, and English Amber malts. Hop forward but not too bitter, low ABV but with a significant malt body – a truly sessionable beer.

Added by Texasfan549 on 03-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,249
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
233
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 233 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of plaid75
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a modest head and decent retention.
The nose opens with a nice pungent hops aroma, floral, piny and danky. This is complemented by citrus aromas that add a tangy sweetness.
The taste is hops forward with a light bitterness that is muted and accessible, grapefruit rind flavors, piny and lightly peppery. Unlike other examples of session IPA that taste like “hop water”, this one has a hint of malt.
Medium to light bodied, moderate carbonation and with a lovely smooth crispness. Clean and with a dry palate and finish.
As good as a session IPA gets. I had three of these and could have drank more. A pleasant surprise.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.01/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottled and purchased at Asda where it can be bought for 4 for six pounds
Pours a hazy straw coloured body with nice looking white head
Aroma is the high in of low end dull beer
The flavour is like the aroma, not nothing but nothing massive

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.17/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lemonox
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StormAles
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottvanbelois
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewtaltap
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Take 5? I think I will take 10 in the summer. What this beer lacks in the visual and smell appeal it makes up for in the taste. Comparable to the #2 friend in a group of girls. She’s not the star of the show, nor the one you’re initially attracted too, but give it time and you can’t keep your mind off her.

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Photo of LeRose
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear goldn color with a generous soap bubbly head. Clung pretty well to the glass.

The smell is bright with grapefruit, a hint of resin, grassy, herbal. Light malt aroma and a little lemon peppery contribution as it warms a little.

Certainly lives up to being a session IPA. The flavors is light, mostly grapefruit, slight resin, slightly spicy. The malt is a bit light, but present. With continued drinkng, the flavor unfolds a bit more picking up some tropical notes and a mild level of sweetness. It is not highly bittered which is a good thing - bitterness ould be overwhelming.

It feels a bit too carbonated and maybe slightly bloating to me, but the taste is clear, crisp, with a mild peppery aftertaste that is quite pleasant.

Overall, this is an enjoyable beer to me. There is enough going on if you want to really dig in, but it is easy enough to just sit and drink if you don't. High likability factor for me. Is iit am IPA...well, maybe not in terms of what we have become used to these days. West coast more than east coast which is fine by me, but a certainly a light riff on the theme.

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BAsbill
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kw_pip
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

draught. Earthy west coast taste. Like dirt. Not good.

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Photo of MKrauss
3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of njbusa
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Antg8989
4.31/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hmmmmm....84 is a bit low for this. As a session, I think the malt/hop combination is perfect. Citrus aroma, nothing to write home about. Full flavor. Citrusy/floral malts with a nice bread-y malt backbone. Medium bodied. Has just become one of my new favorite sessions.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ummswimmin
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacobier10
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Deep golden / light amber color. Clear with a big pillowy white head. Light orange citrus fruit aroma with some grass and pine. Lightly sweet malt as well. Flavor is very mild with moderate bitterness in the finish. Light bodied, thin, and just not a whole lot going on that makes you excited for the next sip.

Fucking session IPAs. Maybe the worst style of beer ever made. That being said, there's nothing wrong with beer, it's just completely uninteresting.

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Photo of buzzarooski
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JLK7299
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Take 5 Session IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 233 ratings