kermis (4200) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Rattle N Hum, NYC. Pours hazy dark golden with an off white head. Aroma of rye, peach, caramel malt and grapefruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
pumpmaster (1061) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3 ounce sampler at the Grovetoberfest Miami beer festival 10/13/12. Very good!
BeerFanDan17 (954) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice, smooth rye IPA. Nice hop balance with a healthy bitterness. Pours a dark golden with a thick, frothy head.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
carboloader (648) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Complex hop profile with loads of pine and spicy peppery rye. Not the best Rye IPA Iíve had, but far better than other Harpoon offerings Iíve consumed. I love this category in general!
ScipioA (195) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2013 Looks great, nice dark copper with a foamy tan head. Looks viscous as it pours. Really nice mouthfeel, soft fizz with a thick body. Very interesting aroma, plenty of floral hops but there is an underlying graininess to it and rising booze once it has warmed. The flavor has a lot of pine cleaner harshness on top of whatís seems be a really nice blend of floral hops and spicy rye.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9/19/2013: Harpoon Rich & Danís Rye IPA... Aroma: Malty with honey overtones; some ripe citrusy hops, but not much. Appearance: Deep golden color with a dense, lasting ivory-colored head; mostly clear with minimal visible carbonation. Flavor: Caramel maltiness with a minimal amount of spiciness coming through, so itís not really clear if thatís from the rye or the hops; soft, citrusy-resiny hops in the middle with a moderate bitterness showing up in the backend and lasts through the finish; earthy undertones throughout. Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth texture and creamy mouthfeel. Overall: This is a pretty good beer beer, but seems to drink a bit too heavy for an IPA; needs more hops and bitterness and Iíd always apprecaite a little less alcohol (but thatís probably just me!). 12 fl. oz. bottle (6.9% ALC/VOL; Enjoy by 8/15/13 094) from Brian. Rating #261 for this beer.
edgallow (1634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and sweet malts. Taste is malt and resin.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Inbreak (1393) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 24.06.2013, tap @ Doyleís Cafe Boston:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly fruity, caramel malts, dried fruits, almonds, banana, yeast, bubblegum. Taste is slightly harsh grassy and fruity, caramel malts, hay, sugar, grass, dried fruits, banana, yeast, dough, bark, perfume. Medium bitterness. Not my kind of beer.
S_Side_Smitty (384) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a medium white head. Aroma is fruity hops with a faint spice background. Taste is pine up front mellowing to a tangerine mid palate and a pleasant rye finish. Really well balanced.
daniellunsford (105) - - AUG 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of fresh hops, rye, and citrus zest. Taste of deep malt on the palate melting into spicy rye and bittering hops at the end. A great ipa and one of harpoonís best offerings.