Harpoon IPA | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Harpoon IPAHarpoon IPA
BA SCORE
3.62/5
4,155 Ratings
Harpoon IPAHarpoon IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We started brewing this beer as a summer seasonal in 1993. There were some great IPAs out in the Pacific Northwest, but no local IPAs on the east coast. We wanted to have a local IPA, so we brewed one. People absolutely loved it, and so did we. So we made it a year-round beer, and it’s now our bestselling beer and our flagship.

Since its introduction, Harpoon IPA has remained unique in its ability to balance hop bitterness with a strong malt backbone. Dry-hopped with Cascade hops, it has a floral hop aroma and a finish that is bitter (it is an IPA after all!) without being harsh or astringent. Combined with a malty sweetness and the fruity esters of our proprietary yeast, those hops create a beer that is wonderfully hoppy but clean and refreshing enough to enjoy a few of - and we hope you do.

42 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,336
Reviews:
1,264
Ratings:
4,155
pDev:
13.54%
Bros Score:
4.01
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
945
Trade:
1
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3.19/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Its an ok beer that covers its bases but really doesn't stand out. It isn't bad at all but it is to vanilla. I really am not going to break it down past the fact that it is a run of the mill IPA. It doesnt fail any categorie but it doesn't shine. I guess the best part really is the feel it is really smooth for an IPA. But beyond that it is very plain.

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

Photo of martya3
4.59/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

All around one of the better tasting IPA s. Wish it packed more of a kick, but why mess with something close to being perfect.

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3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draught

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3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
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4/5  rDev +10.5%
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3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bottle undated at the Fish House in Key LArgo

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4.43/5  rDev +22.4%
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3/5  rDev -17.1%
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3.33/5  rDev -8%
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3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
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3.24/5  rDev -10.5%
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Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 4,155 ratings
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