Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style BlondeHarpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde
BA SCORE
3.63/5
127 Ratings
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style BlondeHarpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerNinja007 on 04-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
127
pDev:
8.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of doremite
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a light hazy beige color ale with a large fluffy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of biscuit malt with light fruity ester and some floral malt. Taste is also a nice mix of biscuit malt with light fruity ester and some floral dry hops with light residuals sugar notes. Body is a touch fuller then average with good carbonation. Refreshing and somewhat complex beer.

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Photo of DonFrap
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best by:8/13/13.Poured into a large tulip glass a slightly hazed lemony yellow with a faint orange tinge,a large blooming head a good looking Brussels lace left behind as it settles ever so slowly.Yeasty penols stand out most but there is a nice little shot of juicy citrusy hops that sneak thru a little.Quite dry on the palate with mild toasted creal grain flavors up front,yeasty phenols play a role in the flavor but not to overbrearing,a citric leafy hopped up finish that lingers along with a noticable pepperiness.A refreshing beer and quite solid for the style in my opinion.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of AdamElb
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of ebrifan
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Auror
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Mikecap
3.27/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a clear golden blonde with two fingers of white head that disappears quickly, decent lacing.

Smell: Belgian yeast, doesn't smell extremely hoppy but there are some floral notes and a bit of banana sweetness in the scent.

Taste: Spicy and more bitter than I expect with some decent fruit notes present. Interesting flavors going on here and I'm not sure they are blended together well enough.

Mouthfeel: More carbonation than I'd expect and otherwise light to medium bodied and fairly easy drinking. A bit of bitterness but nothing substantial.

Overall: This was an interesting beer from Harpoon and different from what I've tasted. Not quite a Belgian IPA, but a decent beer nonetheless. I don't think I will try it again but this wasn't bad at all.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of puboflyons
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 22. fl. oz bottle. Sampled on June 28, 2013.

It pours brilliant golden yellow with a murky unfiltered haze and a fizzy white head that settles down after a few minutes.

The aroma is citrus forward and more specifically grapefruit. Yes, I do get the Belgian pale malts, Belgian yeast, and Belgian sugars but the citrus overpowers it all.

The body is light to medium.

The taste, like the aroma, tends to emphasize the grapefruit zing while the malts and sugar are downplayed. Slightly hopped up as advertised with a lingering finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Bottle shared by festero, thanks for the opportunity Dave!
Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a smallish bone white head that dissipates rather quickly. The aroma is quite hoppy with a spicy citrus earthy herbal quality to it. Belgian yeasty esters take over and for me hide the sweet honey like maltiness in this brew. The flavor is a bit sweet up front with a solid shot of earthy spice. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a sweet spicy mouthfeel. Decent brew, but not really my cup of tea. The hop forward character here is quite nice but for me the spicy yeasty phenols ruin it. Nice to try, but one and done for me.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy By 08/15/13

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that slowly fades down to a cap

S: Belgian yeast, banana and clove, some other fruits, a hint of spiciness, and light hops in the background

T: Starts off with the yeast which imparts a fruity and spicy character and then moves into the hoppiness which is pretty much just bitterness. Finishes bitter

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Bordering a Belgian IPA because of the hoppiness, this brew is slightly one-dimensional in the fact that pretty much all of the flavor is coming from the yeast. The hops simply provide a lingering bitterness from middle to end. That said, this is still a solid brew that encompasses Belgian yeast quite well. Good value as with all of the 100 barrel series, and very easy to drink

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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 127 ratings
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