100 Barrel Series #53 - Braggot Rights
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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3.65 | pDev: 11.78%
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
100 Barrel Series #53 - Braggot Rights100 Barrel Series #53 - Braggot Rights
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Reviews by huddyball:
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huddyball from New Hampshire

2.47/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I didn't like this at all

Apr 26, 2015
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connecticutpoet from Connecticut

4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apr 28, 2015
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 4/10/2015 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep reddish amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains honey, caramelized malts, fruit and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of honey, brown sugar and fruit. Then a hearty malt character comes in along with a small alcohol bite. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while.

Feb 09, 2016
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david18 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 22, 2015
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BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jul 21, 2015
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

Appearance: Clear copper colored body with a short head. Retention is brief, excepting a thing partial top coat, but spotty, sticky lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma: mostly citrus and honey with faint floral notes, and a bit of alcohol.

Flavor: The honey comes through more clearly than, perhaps, any beer (but not mead) I've ever had. Sweetness, however, is under control and at a light to moderate level. Hop, light bread and citrus flavors lie underneath the honey.

Palate: The body is medium; higher ABV is evident; carbonation is light.

Overall: a moderately sweet, easy drinking, unspiced braggot. Good for style.

Oct 21, 2015
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DavoleBomb from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Lightly hazed copper color. One finger of creamy grayish white head. Retention is below average and just a few wisps of lacing are left.

3.0 S: Oops, someone forgot to add the honey to the braggot. But to be fair, there is honey in the nose, it's just not nearly at the level I want for the style. It's not much of an IPA either. In any case, let's begin. Floral and lightly earthy hops. Mild honey. Lots of neutral maltiness with just a touch of caramel. Pretty underwhelming overall.

3.0 T: The taste is pretty uninspiring as well. There's a bit more honey than the nose, but the hops are fairly lacking. Mild bitterness with slight floral and earthy notes. Again mainly neutral malts with a touch of caramel.

3.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Slightly bity but smooth.

3.0 D: Eh, nothing special.

Oct 08, 2015
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TonyLema1 from South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No hop nose at all, honey softens the bitterness, dry finish

May 22, 2015
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eawolff99 from Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 21, 2015
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Treyliff from West Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle poured into a snifter glass

A- pours a clear golden amber color with a small creamy off-white head that reduces to a thin film floating on top

S- lots of floral hop aroma up front with some tangerine notes. Sweet honey notes close it out

T- floral and citrus hop up front with notes of tangerine & grapefruit. The honey kicks in near the finish, provide a sweet finish with some fruity hop linger

M- medium body with medium so ritzy carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and crisp sweet finish

O- my first of the style, I did like how the honey adds the sweetness on the finish

Aug 22, 2015
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SweetChicken from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 06, 2015
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 22 oz bottle, it poured amber with a small head that quickly dissipated. Definite hop in the nose. Nice taste, hops included, that lingers a bit. Medium body. Decent, drinkable.

Sep 28, 2015
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dsshuck from Delaware

3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aug 15, 2016
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AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 10, 2016
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kvgomps from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 03, 2015
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SiegeSpitfire from New York

3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 16, 2015
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amalburg from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jun 06, 2015
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paulish from New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 27, 2015
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Antg8989 from New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just too sweet to even be considered a DIPA. It's not bad, but I would not get this again.

May 30, 2015
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Brevbin from Louisiana

2.46/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

May 24, 2015
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Uconnelmo from Connecticut

4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 13, 2015
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Dykemyster17 from South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

OK, first off this may technically be an IPA but its really just a fantastic beer. The honey that is in this beer does negate many of the IPA properties and the taste of the beer is like a honey pale ale, which is amazing and the alcohol content is simply a plus as you do not taste the alcohol like you do in many high gravity offerings.

Jun 02, 2015
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smcolw from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted at the beer hall at the brewery.

Served in a tulip glass. Deep, dark amber color and relatively clear. Good starting head which settles to the rim and a thin film of minute bubbles.

The smell is like an IPA with lots of grapefruit rind. In the background I smell grape must. An attractive combination.

The flavor starts bitter and finishes sweet. Neither are extreme. Full bodied, almost chewy. Just enough carbonation to give it a spritz. I like this combination of flavors. This is not as cloy as most braggots. Definitely worth trying.

Mar 28, 2015
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

With a culinary adventure around every 99 barrels of beer on their wall, the 52nd edition unveils a devilishly strong IPA with essence of wild flower and honey for a sweeter balance and the beer-mead sensualness to decry braggot rights for this one and only brew.

Braggot Rights is a bready-golden pour with the unadulterated haze of hop-centric beer. Capped with a creamy blanket of foam, something of honey and ale strike the eye immediately. Caramel and honey mingle upon the nose with a highly floral presence. Orange blossom, rose hip and clover rise over the citrus and topical delight of hops.

The middle palate simply blooms as the vibrant grapefruit, orange, pineapple and apricot flavors take on a plump and ripe character with the backdrop of honey and malty-sweet goodness. Then the late charge of hops firmly take command and flip to the stemmy, leafy and piney bitterness that bold-bodied IPA deserve.

Fullish in body, the taste of hops and alcohol offer strong reprieve from the malt and honey with dryness, spiciness and heat all its own. Acetone-rich to close, the roughness of alcohol hides behind the bitter hop resins nicely as their linger of fruit and pine needle extend indefinitely.

Mar 28, 2015
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metter98 from New York

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear light amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of citrusy hops and are present in the nose along with some hints of honey; the smell becomes a little stronger as the beer begins to warm up.
T: The taste starts off tasting like a muted citrusy IPA, but there is no bitterness and the honey contributes a bit of sweetness but more in the way of wildflower flavors.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The honey lends a little smoothness to the mouthfeel and coats your mouth.
O: This braggot seems to be a little easier to drink compared to other beers I've had in the style; it seems that the bitterness of the hops neutralizes most of the sweetness of the honey.

Serving type: bottle

Apr 30, 2015
100 Barrel Series #53 - Braggot Rights from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 56 ratings