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Harpoon IPA | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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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:
#36,775
Reviews:
1,269
Ratings:
4,169
pDev:
13.54%
Bros Score:
4.01
 
 
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87
Gots:
950
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A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1 finger creamy egg shell head that receded slowly to a thin film; moderate lacing;

S: balanced; piney hops and caramel malt

T: like the nose - balanced; mild as compared to a West coast hop bomb;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; refreshing;

O: not as exciting as some of the new kids on the block, but an old reliable;

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Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 4,169 ratings
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