Harpoon IPA | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Harpoon IPAHarpoon IPA
BA SCORE
46.7%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 4,139 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:
#35,788
Reviews:
1,260
Ratings:
4,139
Liked:
1,933
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
13.54%
Alströms:
4.01
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
939
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,139 |  Reviews: 1,260
Photo of Strohm
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bshefftz
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dms1767
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Coltron23
3.19/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

One of those "tried it again for the first time" situations. Haven't had this beer on tap in over 10 years, even though it's brewed right in town. It's a great beer that's waiting at home for any beer drinker to come back from their long craft-beer-journey, whether for good or just a quick break. Floral, hoppy, caramel and bitter - it embodies what I've come to realize is my personal standard of the IPA, like how SNPA set my standard for the pale ale. Lots of reviews to sift through but know that this is quality.

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Photo of neliam24
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RozzieBoy
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Bright, clear amber with a white head and little carbonation. Minimal lacing.
S - Floral and citrus smell was pretty nice.
T - Slight bitterness and maltiness.
F - Light/moderate mouthfeel. Fairly crisp.
O - Although the bottle stated enjoy by 3/15/17, this was a pretty solid beer. Enjoyed it.

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Photo of kmanjohnson
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffreyhill021
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dharmelink
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rliu917
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JonathanED
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jth63
3.24/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This used your be a very good IPA. It was my house beer and what I would buy when I couldn't decide. Unfortunately the quality has fallen off a cliff and I never buy it unless my other choices ar s bud light and coors

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 46.7% out of 100 with 4,139 ratings
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