Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPAHarpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
84.4%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 1,758 ratings
Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPAHarpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States
harpoonbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Harpoon Leviathan Imperial IPA will challenge your senses and your palate. As the vibrant aroma rushes out of your glass you will notice the blend of piney and tropical fruit notes. At first sip, this big beer starts with a powerful hop bitterness up front and an aggressive hop flavor and character throughout.

Leviathan Imperial IPA is brewed with tons of pale malt and just enough caramel malt to provide a sweet malt body to balance the hop intensity. We used copious amounts of a variety of hops including Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, and Amarillo at various points during the boil to create a complex hop flavor and clean lingering bitter finish. We then fermented the beer with Harpoon’s own versatile proprietary yeast. Finally, we dry hopped at a rate of over 1 lb a barrel to produce this beer’s massive aroma.

Added by DrDogbeer on 09-07-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,532
Reviews:
722
Ratings:
1,758
Liked:
1,484
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
11.08%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
121
Gots:
297
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,758 |  Reviews: 722
Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BAsbill
3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kayakguy
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rfahey
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lost_sailor
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IBUBrew
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DDrugg
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jm_cook_52
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MTKATL
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thoglund
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent honey color with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness & a little pineapple

T: Cakeyness a little pineapple & booze up front, along with dryness, along with pears. Cakeyness, pineapple & a little mango as this warms, a little apricot as well along with leafy hops. Finishes cakey with pineapple & leafy hops

MF: Very thick, assertive carbonation, good balance

Drinks easy for the ABV, gets better as it warms

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Photo of Timtac
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ronniebruner
3.23/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of margnat
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my perennial favorite Harpoon beers. The flavor is consistently astounding and is undoubtedly assisted by the wonderful aroma. There's much for a hop lover here but it's not at all like the hoppy IPA's you're used to. This is a sipping beer to enjoy while catching up with a special someone.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle,into a Funky Buddha snifter.

Thin,soapy,off white head that dissolves fast.Dark gold / light amber in color with medium clarity.No carbonation whatsoever.

On the nose i get mostly piney,and citrusy hop, floral notes,and some spices.Slight hint of sweet malts.

The palate follows the nose,lots of bitter piney hops,well balanced with some sweet malts.

Full bodies with a nice bitter,dry finish.

This is a pretty damn good IPA... Better than I expected.

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4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle

Pours clear copper burnt orange with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like toffee, dark caramel, sweet spice, toasted bready malt, orange citrus, grapefruit, melon, papaya, with dank earthy herbal grass and floral resinous pine. Tastes like toffee, dark caramel, sweet spice, toasted malt, orange citrus, grapefruit, melon, papaya, slight bubblegum, with dank earthy herbal grass and bitter floral resinous pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice and strong DIPA.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacobob10
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle as part of the Harpoon 30th Anniversary pack.

Deep amber, great clarity, and a thick, long-lasting white head. Big aroma filled with pine and caramel malt. Harpoon's description says tropical fruit, but I didn't get any of that in the aroma or flavor. This is a sharp, sweet, and spicy Imperial IPA. The alcohol is noticeable but not overpowering. Full bodied with a thick, sticky mouthfeel. A big, hop forward beer bursting with pine that has a strong caramel malt base to back it up.

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Photo of Happyyb
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 84.4% out of 100 with 1,758 ratings
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