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RATINGS: 294   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1123) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3 ounce sampler at the Grovetoberfest Miami beer festival 10/13/12. Very good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (979) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 19, 2013
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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScipioA (266) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (2979) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (1930) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2013
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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2013
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (433) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2013
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.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniellunsford (105) - - AUG 23, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2264) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
Pours cloudy dirty golden with a small velvet white head. Aroma is great centennial citrus hops and earthy malts. Taste is pronounced citrus hop bitterness but somewhat balanced with earthy malts with a small rye spice in the end. Great beer.


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