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RATINGS: 1522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Filtered and force carbonated.
Ingredients: Water, Three malts, including a 2-row pale, Northwest Cascade Hops, and Yeast.
This copper colored ale is floral, medium bodied, with a crisp, refreshing finish. Originally our summer seasonal in 1993, it is now available year-round. Harpoon IPA was ranked atop both domestic and imported IPAs by Beer Connoisseur Magazine.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2122) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Clear dark orange, small fluffy lacing foam head. Bitter aroma, little floral. Strong bitter taste. (Houston 201408)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (4900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bomber I picked up on an East Coast trip. Clear golden with a smallish off white head. I smell cracker malts and little else. First sip is sticky sugary and the beer is a bit fizzy. Only a little pine and fruit. Not really all that much going on here. Crackers and graham crackers with some indistinct fruit. Kind of a disappointment, actually. However, I am sure this beer was a hit in 1993 and shows how far we have come.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (586) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 16, 2014
I had this at Atlantic Beer Garden. Pours gold with white head. Taste citrus, floral, crisp. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (849) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Amber with lasting offwhite rimming head; aroma is mildly floral hoppy; Ava is lightly hoppy ; feels medium wih decent fizzy foam; finishes dry and mildly bitter

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Humlehode (78) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Pours golden, almost no head. Some citrus and pine aroma. Overall an OK IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mfroseth (14) - NORWAY - AUG 7, 2014
Fin gyllen farge. Frisk, men bitter med passe varighet. Litt kort i smaken. Lite fyldig og svak ettersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bookman10 (631) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2014
It wasn’t bad, but not particularly memorable, either. Fairly typical IPA. Had with lunch at Fire + Ice restaurant in Cambridge, MA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3300) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
On tap at Beer Authority New York September. This is a good all round beer with a cream foam cap and vibrant orange colour. Floral hop aromas are pleasing as is the flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pricey290483 (241) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
got this beer in cheers bar in boston a nice easy drinking ipa good amount of hops a beer that would go really well with a burger on a nice hot day

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (890) - - JUL 30, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-22-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a beautiful golden orange color with a two finger white head. The head has very good retention and eventually fades to give a nice level of lacing. Smell – Even with a rather aggressive pour the aroma is very light. There are only moderate smells of grapefruit citrus hop some lemon and a very light pine smell. Taste – Begins dry and malty with a bready flavor. The hops are present right up front with flavors of a bitter nature. The hop is rather nondescript, but seems to be a mix of lemon citrus and some pine flavors. The beer remains in this state to the very end where the taste slightly sweetness with some tangerine and a light caramel flavor. While the initial taste was rather dry and unbalanced in the end the flavors balance out rather well. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the drier and thinner side, with a carbonation level that is rather medium; the beer drinks rather crisp. While it isn’t bad a bit more body may have given it a nicer, less harsh, flavor on the tongue in the initial taste. Overall – While not really all that appealing from the smell or the initial tastes, the beer does finish well. It’s OK - but not all that great.


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