Harpoon IPA | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

4,131 Ratings
Harpoon IPAHarpoon IPA

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Harpoon IPA is an interpretation of the classic English style using hops and malt grown in the United States.

42 IBU

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the brewery and later in the bottle, colour is a light clear golden colour with decent white lacing. Smell is a flowery hoppiness with sweet ruby grapefruit, cherries, some husky malt.
Taste is a light start with pale malt and citrus hops, grapefruit and apricot, smooth bodied with a moderate carbonation and a lot of graininess. Overall a decently sessionable IPA, a bit more of a dry floral edge to it with a crayon type of character coming in, it does dry out and linger on with some of the maltiness. Has some earthy and dry bitterness, getting a bit more balanced by the malt toward the finish. There are better IPAs for sure but this one seems to work alright, a bit more of an English influence to it is quite evident, but the combination didnt hit it out of the park.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving: On-tap at the Harpoon taproom in Boston, MA
Served: 1 June 2014

Appearance: Clear brown-amber color with minor head and minimal lacing, though this could be attributed to the size of the sampler tray.

Smell: Floral and citrus hops, sweet.

Taste: Floral and citrus hops again, with a slight earthiness. Sweet malt backbone. A good "balanced" IPA between the malts and the hops, something that one doesn't see too often.

Mouthfeel: Fresh and bubbly.

Overall: I think this is an underrated beer from Harpoon. While it certainly won't knock your socks off, this is a solid brew with a good balance of flavors. Would recommend.

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Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
3.63 out of 5 based on 4,131 ratings.
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