IPA | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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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:
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

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden amber clear cream colored head. Malty with a citric hop that's lemony and earthy. floral and spice. Mild IPA with a good crisp malt. crackery and a lush fullness. this oneis mellow though. Hops show you all they've got while a light sweet caramel brings the beer to finish with a lackluster end. Mild, almost no bitterness although ti's reasonably balanced. Lingers with citrus cracker and spice. Mouthfeel is a lighter medium finish is sweet. needs to be bitter. Bland flat flavors and as far as the english style IPA is concerned lingering bitterness is usually present.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 4,201 ratings