Harpoon IPA | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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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 ManapuaMan
3.92/5  rDev +8%
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 +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RozzieBoy
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
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 -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewnme
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cramerican
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BeerMe8
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of collinssm2
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffreyhill021
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dharmelink
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rliu917
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JonathanED
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jth63
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
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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Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of DBosco
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimbrinkruff
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L-Dark amber clearly see-through beer with a very, very small head.
S-Slightly sweet aroma, floral, and citrusy. I'm also picking up the scent of lemon and tea? Booziness follows. Malty hops as well.
T- Very much under-toned and I'm afraid a bit too watery. Slightly bitter, but man, it's watery. Not much else after this.
F- Crisp.
O- Fresh and crisp IPA, thats about it though. Its very well grounded, it doesn't have to much of anything wrong with it, its just lacking the complexity I want.

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

12oz bottle. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a clear golden orange body, one finger thick white head, good retention, lots of frothy lacing. Smell is marmalade, pine, orange peel, grainy sweetness, caramel. Very English in style. Flavour is caramel, grain and orange marmalade. Not too sweet by any means, which is nice. It's malty but not too malty; a nice hop and mild bitter presence makes this approachable. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, appropriately carbonated, mild zesty bitterness with a bit of marmalade on the finish. A classic, and just had to tick this one. Now that's a blast from the past.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a pale copper with an average head. The aroma is made up of moderate caramel, floral notes, pineapple, and dried peach. The flavor features a solid malt body, with strong floral and perfumey flavors, candied pineapple, cedar, and other rather woody flavors. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some clinging bitterness, and foamy carbonation. Overall this is different, but maybe to perfume centric for my taste.

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

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