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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2000

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Photo of ramrod666
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of SanFranJake
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aaronh
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Typical IPA - decent aroma of hops - smells ectremely inviting. Flavor has a bit of a funky earthiness to it (as many Harpoon beers do in my opionion), but otherwise very balanced falvor profile. Hops are eveident, but not agressive. Mouthfeel and drinkability are OK. Definitely nto one of my top IPAs.

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Photo of beergeek279
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in the 12 oz. bottle. The color is copper, with a bit of head Smell is a very light hop. The taste is mostly of hops, though not nearly as much so as other IPAs, more like a pale ale, and it has a very nice malt base so at least it's more or less balanced. Mouthfeel is smooth. As for drinkability, I could have a few drinks.

This seems to be more of a pale ale than an IPA. Still, not a bad beer. I could definitely have a few more of these in the future.

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Photo of bjohnson
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a golden amber with a half finger white head. I've noticed that this beer sometimes has a good head and leaves lace and other times it doesn't.

S: Sweet citrusy hoppy aroma with a background of malt.

T: Citrus hoppy beginning that turns a tad bitter then becomes fruity in the end. Hoppiness is a bit dim and light--could be more dominant.

M & D: Mouthfeel is nice. It's a good beer that goes down smoothly. Seems to be one of those staple good beers that people bring to parties. Usually a fall back for me if there isn't anything else interesting at a bar. Definately a drinkable beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of tripledbrew
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Photo of Bogdawg
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of DrFunkenstein
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.84/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of BostonHops
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a standard shaker pint.
best before stamp: 03/15/11

pours a clear dull gold/copper color with a finger or so of fizzy while head. so-so retention; bits of lace in patches but nothing to write home about.

nose is definitely on the subdued side (not one of those aromatic IPAs that flood the oflactory senses); floral hops and some toasted malt characters. flavor is an improvement. at the risk of showing my bias - this was one of my "gateway" craft brews - you get a nice hop/malt balance with a crisp, slightly bitter finish. not exceptional by most measures but a reasonably drinkable, tasty IPA.

medium-light bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation. again, not an upper echelon brew but it drinks well enough to suffice.

originally reviewed: 02-18-2011

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Photo of GuitarIPA
4.11/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I have some bias towards this beer as it was my go to for 3 or 4 years before I got into 'craft beer.' I still think it's great - clean floral and citrus smell and taste with a bit of hip bitterness on finish.

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Photo of woodchipper
2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Look= light amber, small head
Smell= off flavor detected
Taste= Sour cardboardy malt, but not overpowering
Feel= Slight carbonation, could be more

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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 edchicma
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not one of Harpoon's best. Poured a golden yellow, but with very little head. Smell is light on the nose, a combination of yeast and floral hop notes. Tase carries over the floral hops, but had a slighly medicinal quality. Mouthfeel was medium with a slightly chewy quality. Drinkability is ok, but not the best IPA.

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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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