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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is brewed with our proprietary yeast Ė the same yeast weíve used since first brewing Harpoon Ale Ė and some interesting hop varieties. The combination of Pale, Rye, Caramel 60, Flaked Rye, and Vienna yield a complex malt body that stands up to the spiciness of the rye and the pronounced hop flavor. The rye also adds a reddish hue to the beer. The kettle additions of Centennial, Apollo, and Chinook, and the dry hop addition of Falconerís Flight add a multidimensional hop character.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (824) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2012
32 oz growler pours and orange/amber color with a small white head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, resin, tropical fruits. Medium bodied, with a bitter spicy finish. Nice

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rangerred (956) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Had on tap in a pint glass. Arrived with a thick, creamy two finger head and a slightly hazy light brown body. Aroma of piny hops with a little bit of caramel. Some rye spiciness was present as well. Floral and piny hops were up front in the taste along with some yeast. Spiciness was not as predominant as I was expecting. A little bit of pipe tobacco on the finish with a moderate to high bitterness. Mouthfeel was full and creamy. Being that I tend to love rye beers I was a little let down. Way too much yeast and not enough rye characteristics. Just an ok beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3562) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Golden amber color with a thin off white head. Huge hop aroma that came right out of the bottle when openned. Nose of candied grapefruit rind and hop resin. This is a sweet IPA with pineapple, peach, grapefruit juice and a strong grain flavor. Long bitter finish. Big hop head beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrohia (146) - - MAY 19, 2012
Dewey's in Dayton, OH before the opera. Great, strong aroma and strong, lingering tongue. Head dissipated quickly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
puboflyons (2228) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2012
From the 12 fl oz. bottled version rather than the big bottle as it was first released. Best By 8/15/12. The pour is an amber-copper tone with a quick fizzy head that dissolves as quickly as it rises. Outstanding floral and piney hops on the nose and a bit of grain but little else. The body is medium and smooth. The taste is also highly hopped with a biting kind of bitterness that cuts through the back of my throat. A great beer for hopheads.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2364) - New York, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Draught from habitat. Orangey brown clear pour. Moderate head. Hops and grain aroma. Bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (982) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Clear amber pour, leaves some nice lacing. The aroma is very perfumey hops, spicy, caraway, pumpernickel bread. Bitter and hop forward, great spice from the rye, citrus, woody, my kind of IPA. The finish is floral with notes of juicy orange and piney hops. The palate is just slightly too thin. Rye IPAs are hot now, and this is a great example. Complex yet could easily knock back a few.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
draft at Harpoon. Pours dark orange with a thin white head. notes of orange and lemon on the nose. The citrus on the tongue also has some pine sol notes. finish lingers a bit. Solid but not spectacular.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2012
Beer pours dark honey color with a big, totally retained off white head. Aroma is predominately hoppy with big citrus and floral notes. Yum. The rye is buried under the hop aroma but is there somewhere. Flavor is pretty straightforwardly bitter with just a touch of rye sweetness. I am a sucker for rye IPAs and I really like this one!!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2012
gold/amber with a cream head. nose is bitter, citrus, and rye. nice on the palate, creamy hops, rye, bitter, and grainy.


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