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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Ginger Wheat Ale is an ode to brewer Scott Shirley’s favorite spice, ginger. The earthy, warming flavor of this golden-hued ale is derived from fresh ginger. Honey from a local New Hampshire farm yields a slight sweetness to balance the ginger spiciness. A small addition of Apollo hops adds floral notes to the aroma, while a hint of lemon adds acidity and rounds out the ginger flavor. Warm up your chilly winter nights with this ginger spiced beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1181) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2012
On tap at whole foods NYC. Pours a golden yellow with a white head and aroma of ginger and spices. Taste is heavy on ginger and spices, as well as wheat and malt throughout. Nice, different brew featuring ginger.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1138) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
A bit old now so not best condition. Pours orange with little head or lacing. Nose is light ginger and yeast. Aromas same but with touch of honey and a slight grassy hop bitterness. Light body with lively carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave (1032) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Pours a very nice golden honey color in the glass. Very fragrant perfume like ginger aroma. Clean toasted malt flavor followed by a spicy ginger aftertaste. Overall, very nice...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a really clear golden yellow colored body leaving a one finger white foamy and fizzy head that quickly dies. The body is too hazy for any carbonation to be seen rising. Lacing is ringy and slightly spotty underneath the rings that form. The smell had wheat with some lemon juice and ginger more so in the background. The taste had a powerful ginger with the lemon juice and wheat more subdued. The palate had a light to medium body with some harsh prickly bitterness hitting the tongue hard, very powerful, probably the ginger. It leaves a very dry afteraste and a bitter finish. It is moderately drinkable. Overall, not bad, different. I’m not sure if I would come back to this, perhaps to try it fresh.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (881) - Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Pours clear golden orange with a large white head. Smells mildly funky with lots of ginger and some subtle wheat notes. Taste is refreshing ginger with sweet wheat character and hints of lemon and honey. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #42 - Ginger Wheat finishes with a touch of ginger spiciness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (809) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Ginger, citrus, and grassy hops in the aroma. Flavor starts with malt and grassy hop bitterness Ginger, citrus, and some alcohol in the finish. I love ginger, but if you don’t you won’t like it as much as me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (647) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Definite ginger aroma, flavor, and finish. I can taste raw ginger w/ notes of licorice; color is golden w/ thin white head around the rim.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TonyDiUlio (643) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Tasted this beer while on Beer Quest 2010 with the guys. This was beer number 81. Pour is gold with light head. Aroma is nicely balanced with wheat and grass. Flavor is light, some wheat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (567) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Cloudy golden color with foamy white head. Citrus and Ginger aromas. Wheat flavor with lemon notes and spicy Ginger taste. The Ginger gives a peppery bite. Very unique.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Moderate head; slight amounts of lace. Chill haze present on an otherwise straw-gold color. Definitive ginger in the nose and very little else. Light on the wheat, although its mildly present on the initial sip. The rest of the story is the ginger. Lightly biting, really quite smooth for a ginger ale. The aftertaste is modest but long lasting. The body is neutral, but good. This is an easy-to-drink, but unusual beer.


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