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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
Ratings:
1,751
Reviews:
721
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
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121
Gots:
294
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Photo of Burnthedevice
3.34/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice light copper color. Minimal head, even after a fairly aggressive pour. Big, robust tropical aroma: my favorite part of this beer. Tastewise, this is one dimensional to me, even though it was balanced well by the sweeter malts. There is some grapefruit, citrus, and tropical fruit flavors, but its hard for them to shine through all the hoppiness. You can taste the booze (which at 10% abv is not surprising), but I am not a fan of that in my beers. Nice, creamy mouthfeel with ideal carbonation. Personally, would take Harpoon's standard issue IPA over this any day. Not bad, just not my thing.

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Photo of SouthInTheNorth
3.07/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jaygrant1387
2.78/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not for me... Looks and smells like an IPA. The hop smash you get up front is too much. Malty finish is there but hard to get from all the bitterness. very high alcohol and a beer you have to sip slowly.

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Photo of Dayeric94
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Not much to think when first sipped but hold in your mouth for a little and you really start to pull out the flavor. Distinct after taste and one of the heavier beers. Great balance considering the alcohol content (about 8%).

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Photo of JMili
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kinger22
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Starts with a dark golden pour with a brownish tint. The smell is that of chocolate, hops and barley, with a taste that starts bitter and finishes sweet. This beer drinks very smooth, especially for one with a 10 percent alcohol content. Not incredibly bitter for an imperial IPA, but certainly good.

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Photo of mtkeenan3
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Woah flavor

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Photo of McGee666
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Juice14
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrob22278
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NastyNorseman
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious, hearty imperial IPA. This coppery, smooth, and hoppy ale is among the best I've had. The bitterness from the hops are balanced by the malt leaving a bittersweet aftertaste.

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Photo of coastiebob
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of runondirt
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chefdave37
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JayRichter44
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jusstin02
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonesaw1127
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlakeH215
4.72/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth ipa, bitter but not that noticeable due to the sweetness.

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Photo of Zylod
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brett606
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle that I drank straight from the bottle at a Christmas party, IPA sampler picked up from wholesale club. This was one very impressive Imperial IPA, very hop forward which I love, with citrusy, bitter "dankness". I could drink a lot more of these. Very smooth for the abv as well.

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Photo of Dwinslow15
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
4.04 out of 5 based on 1,751 ratings.
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