Harpoon IPA | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

BA SCORE
82
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4,092 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:
4,092
Reviews:
1,250
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
13.5%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
915
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,092 |  Reviews: 1,250
Photo of KevinSku
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gregangley
2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.77/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A darker srm than average for an ipa. Head was 1/2" off white. Aroma was almost completely devoid of hops. Shit no man, I believe you'd get your ass kicked for that.

Taste and mouthfeel are more reminiscient of an amber ale. There's more malt and roasting there than your average mass produced lager, but as for the ales, there just isn't the hopping, much less the india pale ale style. Is there brown malt in this? Bready toffee notes. Zucchini bread and shit in a bottle.

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Photo of tuowl74a
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of pats3peat12
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Paoloboston
2.97/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of cmoore32
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DRRSTAR
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is not a bad IPA. Pours Amber translucent with fair head size that dissipates quickly. Smells of floral, hops, and caramel. This is an English style so it swings more malty but the balance is good. Full bodied with a slick finish.

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Photo of ccryder
2.73/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Epicfail97081
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RBuckley73
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TeamSeinfeld
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JacksonCR1
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Golden poor with a foamy white head with little lacing. Malt aroma with some citrus, fruit and earthy aromatics.Mild caramel/sweet taste with some bread.

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Photo of jbf190
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stephan16
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wer34truh
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a calm light amber appearance with a small head.

Smells of flowery herbal hops, and sweet biscuity malts.

Taste is defined by sweet malts, grassy hops, and next to no bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, with moderate carbonation, and a overall sticky sensation.

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Photo of Ben_
4.24/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jodio
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
3.63 out of 5 based on 4,092 ratings.
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