Harpoon IPA | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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4,094 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:
Harpoon IPA is an interpretation of the classic English style using hops and malt grown in the United States.

42 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,094
Reviews:
1,251
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
13.5%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
915
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 4,094 |  Reviews: 1,251
Photo of GarbageMan10
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MAGAman
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lorihall1
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vitaminsteve85
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Luckydog91
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BDabbler
4.78/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours amber with a white head. This beer is popular in my area; so, it on tap everywhere. The more IPAs I drink, the more I'm reminded that this is a go to IPA and rivals anything else I've had. It's very smooth and balanced with floral and citrus notes. Not to strong, not too light; so, I keep going back and I'm never disappointed.

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Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of marker2525
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of newdamage1
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Imsl2013
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Minimal head on mine, smell was vague and not very pronounced. Nice pale amber color. Conservative on the hops for an IPA, and that reflects in the taste -- I get a hint of hops on the back end, but otherwise nondescript. It may just be that I expect aggressive hops from an IPA and am biased in that sense, but I wasn't super impressed with this one. More than willing to give it another shot.

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Photo of Act25
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Usually a fan of New England beers, I find this one to be watery, and mid-pack at best. Shipyard and Smutty much better than Harpoon.

A: Pours a clear pale amber with half an inch head. Clear pale like a Vienna Lager, ala Sams. No retention, scant lace.

Smell: Sprouts mild floral hops, grassy, hay, a bit of caramel malt. Meager.

T: Again like Sams Vienna Lager, it starts with caramel and fruity malt sweetness. Follows smell but more full. A great base for a black and tan and closer to a pale ale. Hops come out toward the finish, but are mild, tame.

F: The body is light, fairly crisp, again like Sams. and subdued. Clean finish, good food beer, but boring?

O: An old style, NE pale ale.

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Photo of frasergrove
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsmith313
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prue
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeNow1
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
3.63 out of 5 based on 4,094 ratings.
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