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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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This beer is brewed with our proprietary yeast – the same yeast we’ve used since first brewing Harpoon Ale – 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 Falconer’s Flight add a multidimensional hop character.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5864) - .....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, i’d 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-pa’s. Light and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3140) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1795) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Light pour, almost the color of the label. Grainy aroma and hop profile. Almost like a funky grassy noble hop like flavor with some sweet grain rye flavors. A bit overly sweet and bordering on cloying. There wasn’t a lot of hop bitterness, but it wasn’t absent either. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Yellow, good head. Pineapple hop aroma. Taste is pine hops and a slight orange citrus taste to it - a bit harsh towards the end. Finish is bitter and light.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1509) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Bright but cloudy (especially after the last pour from the bottle) appearance with a large, off white head and very good lacing. Rye is apparent right away in the aroma where it pairs with spicy, herbal hops. There is balance in the taste as well, with the grainy spicyness of the rye and an evolving, bitter hop profile. Earthy, medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3250) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 27, 2011
bottle-pours slightly hazy orange with a foamy soapy white head. nose is mostly floral citric and some tropical notes-lite orange peal. flavors are sweet citrus lite wood lite diacytl nad floral notes. not bad but nothing great dont know how good this bee would be fresh from the brewery. It sux that TX gets these beers not very fresh unless they are released that way. I dunno. Regardless, an average IPA here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Orange color with white head. Aroma contains pine, orange, grapefruit, rye. Flavor is bitter with orange peel and grapefruit. Decent malt backbone. Overall nothing like Harpoon IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4502) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
on tap at reservoir, waterbury. floral hops, cereals aromas. clear light golden, small head, nice lacing. light oak, light cereals, light ot medium hopping, grapefruit bite toward the end. average carbonation, sticky, velvety. nice fine light oakiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (2869) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2011
A different IPA. Aroma was OK. Slightly lemony with hints of grains. Pour was a nice light gold with a one finger off white head and plenty of rising bubbles. Taste was very dry and bitter. Light pilsner malt and strong biting hops attacking the top of the mouth. A little hot with good carbonation. No rye detectable in this beer, but good for what it is. Slightly thin mouth feel.


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