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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Pored from a 750ml bottle into a 100 Barrel Series tulip glass. The color is a hazy orange/gold with three fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass. The smell is deeply hopped with a garden full of floral hops in the nose nose. There is a slight hint of right in the background aroma and teases what is to come. The taste has a coarse flavor at first that is a filled with sticky hops. The bitterness is almost like tasting paste but also give a slightly citrus flavor that moves around the mouth and even hits the nasal passages as well as it goes down. There is some grapefruit and other citrus flavors but is bookend by a lips smacking bitterness from the hops. There is a rye flavor that is laced throughout the flavor but keeps itís distance as the bitterness plays the major role. The feel of this beer is big with a heavy feel to the body that makes it a beer that may get loose on you. It goes down smooth but is something like a heavy weight when it hits bottom then releases that heavy feel at the end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Orange with small white head. Aroma citrus and pine with some background malt. Medium bodied, no alcohol noticable. Crisp and flavorful hops, more or less grassy with mild malty balance. Good IPA, not that memorable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
tasty beer. the beer is dry with some nice bready malts and touch of yeast. the hops are strong but not overbearing. its a good beer with a good meal.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
The aroma is metallic and citrusy with malt, corn, and rye. The appearance is deep gold with an amber hue. The head is medium sized. The taste is like the aroma with a papery finish. The palate is smooth. Overall this is not that great but is interesting.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Butters (3763) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Slightly hazy copper pour with pillowtop offwhite head. Smells faintly clean and metallic. Flavor is better, with a good decent old hop character. Lightly spicy, more bitter than anything, surprisingly, donít pick up all that much rye. A little thin and watery on the palate. Didnít really think much of this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle
Pours a lively, deep cheddar orange with a nose of hay, grapefruit, dewy spring grass, and a hint of sweet roll. Flavor is a tangy, melon-like grapefruit with a straw bread finish. Tingly and coating on the tongue. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2011
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Hoppy spicy flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Pours a deep gold .. . medium foam, medium lacing .. . light grapefruit, pine needle, orange peel, dried leaves and sap .. . why are tv commercials getting dumber and dumber? .. . such a great mouthfeel, very smooth and slick- i could drink this all night! .. . One of the nicer barrel series Harpoon has released! .. . . if i had a hole in my throat, iíd put pennies in it!!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Looks like generic beer, tastes much better. Strong example of well balances IPA....good bitter profile from nose through the end of the palace, rye seems to be a good backbone as I love most Rye-país. Light and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3125) - Montana, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Bottle pours a hazy yellow/amber with a strong lacing white head. scent is citrus, rye and caramel. Taste is rye, citrus and pine. Nice!


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