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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear gold with soapy white head. Aroma of ginger, herbal and spicy. Flavor is much the same with a nice maltiness and light alcohol spice. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, not bad at all buy I probably would enjoy this more if it were a bit on the lighter side in this Texas heat.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2012
22oz bottle-pours yellow/gold with a big white head. Aroma is soft, ginger, lemon. Taste is ginger, sweet wheat, lemon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1414) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (864) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcolw (530) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2009
22o bottle, thanks nimbleprop. Small white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, ginger, allspice, some lemon/orange. Taste is medium sweet, ginger. Fairly dry finish. Light-medium body, alcohol hardly noticeable. Definitely does what it sets out to do -- ginger beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6160) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Lemony ginger aroma with some honey sweetness. The flavor has fresh sharp ginger, lemon, and a light sweetness. I’m not usually too keen on ginger flavored beers but this one hit me the right way for some reason. Very refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4027) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Location: 22 oz bottle from Chevy Chase, 3/9/10

Aroma: Aroma is overpoweringly ginger, with some other spices and some lemon
Appearance: Pours a clear golden-orange color with a thin, fizzy white head
Flavor: Flavor is rather sweet, lots of ginger and some lemongrass
Palate: This one is fairly light, with a tingly mouthfeel, and a fizzy carbonation
Overall Impression: This one is fairly one-dimensional, most likely intentionally so. It’s pretty flavorful for what it is, tons of ginger and quite sweet. Maybe a little too sweet for my taste, and I can’t imagine drinking this one if you dislike ginger. It left me wanting some variety of Asian food...

**Just submitted a photo for this one as well, as it was missing one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2010
Clear golden pour. Very fresh ginger aroma. Intense, ginger dominates. Some floral notes. Bitter wheaty flavor with ginger. Not as overpowering as in the aroma. Nice and balanced with a little sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2010
22oz Bottle. Pours a pale cloudy yellow with a big white head. Smells nice, like lots of fresh ginger, with a touch of yeast and citrus underneath. Taste has bitter yeast and citrus, with a background of ginger that’s not nearly as appealing as the aroma. Finish is a bit underwhelming, thin with an unsatisfying bitterness.


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