Fresh Tracks Spring Pale Ale | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hop forward without being bitter, this single hop Pale Ale showcases the piney, citrusy character of Centennial hops. Bright and golden, light and drinkable, the subtle malt flavor lets the hops shine.


Added by GratefulBeerGuy on 12-20-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.09%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Metalsnota
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GinDC
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mitch3114
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kornitsky101
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a half pint glass: color is straw, transparent/clear, head presents about 1 inch thick with fine and dense bubbles, head lingers well, some lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is fresh, crisp, centennial hops - which always remind me of homebrewing, just a little fresh wet, deliciousness.

Taste is similar with fresh crisp hops, centennial freshness, malt follows - just simple pale malt toast and light sweetness. Simple yet flavorful, good fresh hops.

Mouthfeel is a bit crisp, not bitter, maybe just a carbonated.

Overall another great brew from Harpoon - my first new one in a few years.

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Photo of arr3388
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ALHOPLOVER
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh bottle poured to YETI.
Bottle describes it perfectly. Bright, floral, hoppy, clean and light.
Picked up a nice aroma.
Nothing spectacular but very enjoyable.

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Photo of hopley
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Act25
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Completely misunderstood spring IPA. I'm not a Harpoon fan, but this is great beer.

A) Pours a clear mid yellow body with heavy amounts of active carbonation that sport two fingers of foamy white head that retains and laces.

S) Moderate floral dominant with citrus/grapefruit hops atop of light biscuit malts.

T: Follows aroma, but there's much more flower shop. Fresh, perfumed, but not cloying with a long, pleasant spring-like continuation of the dry cirtic hope on top of toasted malts. Flower shop, just cut, jasmine.

M: Tickle-pleasant, medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront and ending.

O: Easy to drink, refreshing, and if you like floral hops - this is a must try. Pleasing on 80 degree Brooklyn evening in May.

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Photo of ShawnL
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is floral hops. The taste is a very nice mild hop flavor, very crisp.

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Photo of Didier
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUBrew
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rorjets
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of probert
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MAJ85
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CCutch
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BKotch
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

you just have to love an old school pale like this, centennial hops in all their glory, light and drinkable with just enough of a malt profile to it. this, for me at leas, is six pack right from the bottle beer, all six, in just an hour or two, its a primer, a start, but also an end, as this thing is resolved and clean, dry, bitter enough, and really pretty springy. i love a northeastern brewery embracing the old school, and this is that, no "juice bomb" qualities, just hopped well on a pale malt base, well carbonated and without too much body, even dry for the malt flavor, perfect for spring, and frankly about as good a grocery store sixer as you are likely to find outside of philly on a random afternoon. harpoon does hops well, we all know that, but this pale ale offers a classic flavor profile in a way thats almost new because nobody else is doing this right now. i loved this one, couldnt get enough, and honestly wished it came in an eight pack. refreshing but also sturdy, great pale ale, spring or not...

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Photo of tjmiller718
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tpauer
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pens1967
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drtth
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hop forward without being bitter, this single hop Pale Ale showcases the piney, citrusy character of Centennial hops. Bright and golden, light and drinkable, the subtle malt flavor lets the hops shine.

The light golden color beer is poured into a standard shaker pint glass too vigorously producing a 3" ivory head that is allowed to recede some before the last of the beer to be poured. The head recedes slowly to a cap of foam on the liquid and leaving some foam on the sides of the glass.

The aromas include some pine, some citrus with a bit of malt in the background.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose, with both pine and citrus forward with the hop bitterness while in the background there's a bit of malt sweetness to soften the rough edges.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and fairly crisp with the active carbonation.

Definitely a drinkable beer which I'd not turn down if offered.

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Fresh Tracks Spring Pale Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
3.64 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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