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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (3043) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 6, 2012
My amazing girlfriend picked up the first bottle being put on the shelves at Harpoon Brewery in Vermont. I had this before when it was the 100 Barrel Series. It was so popular, they made it into a 375ml bottle and started selling it beyond the specialty beer shops. Taken out of my fridge and poured into a Newcastle glass. Best by 7/15/12

A - Poured a 3-finger off-white head with a creamy appearance. The head subsided to a quarter finger pretty fast. The beer is a light golden brown with tons of very hazy / cloudy bits floating around. It looks like a solid dry hopped beer.

S - Yep, great hops right on the nose creating that classic pine and grapefruit scent with bits of orange peel. Iím getting very sweet hops and Iíd like to say Centennial hops but Iím not quite sure. Very very fresh.

T - Thereís a nice solid mix of rye and hops. The rye starts to dominate but the astringent hop profiles blast away at full force and cover the tongue with delightful bitterness. The rye finishes out the taste as you swallow. Very very good. Thereís some roasted malts in this and a bit of nuttiness.

M - 80% bubbles on a single mouth swish that unleashes the great rye taste. Very very drinkable, medium-bodied and delicious rye taste that sticks around after swallowing. Iím a fan!

O - Yeah, I have to buy more of this. Delicious, drinkable and very nice as the weather starts warming up.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sethbreaker (173) - New York, Greater London, USA - APR 4, 2012
On Draft. light citrus/pine hop aroma, light citrus hop on the palate backed by pleasant pale malts and a slight spice from the rye. Not quite enough body or flavour to put this up there with the best rye ipaís.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1910) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bomber picked up by my lively wife at state liquors in md. Shared with friends. Pours a amber color, foamy head with fair retention. Scent is light rye and a hint of pine. Taste is same with addition of caramel malt.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2012
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, rye, hops, and grain. Poured amber in color with a small, white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, rye, slight caramel, and diacetyl. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, rye, hop finish is lightly sweet and medium bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1230) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle from Halls Liquors. Pours a light yellow with a thin white head. The aromas are rye, bread, citrus, grass. The mouthfeel is dry, bitter and bready with a light body and medium carbonation. Not one of the better rye ipaís Iíve had. Cheers!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sloth (2564) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Small off white head with fair retention and spotty lace. Golden hued ale. Soft nose of grain and light spicey hops, house yeast. Light bodied with a gentle carbonation, watery. Fairly dry grainy malts, lightly spicey hops, rye? maybe. Dry, quick finish. Good old Harpoon! Bomber from statelineliquors.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle pours amber nice head. Tastes smells of spruce, citrus, spruce, alcohol, woody, roasty, bread, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, average carbonation, sticky, Not bad better then some not others semi forgettable

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Dark yellow pour with a big white head and lots of carbonation. Aroma is piney and citrusy with some good bready notes. Flavor is well hopped with some light citrus and pleasing resin. Toasted grainy character is nice too. Good beer, unassuming.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2011
translucent gold with high effervescence and a thick pillowy beige head. Creamy full body with high carbonation.

aroma: lots of bright pungent hops, spicy rye, and pale malt sweetness.

taste: piney hops, pale malt sweetness, and an earthy fireball type spiciness.

iím not really a fan of rye in hoppy beers, but...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
22oz bottle-pours a tight off white head and gold color. Aroma is mango/pine, light malt/grain-bready. Taste is biting rye/grain, resin/spice hops.


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