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RATINGS: 304   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.


peteydaoust's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteydaoust (19) - - AUG 31, 2012
This beer is an excellent combination of bitterness and malt. Appearance is perfect, taste is great. Couldnít drink a lot of these, but man would I try!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (652) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours gold with light white head. Has a citrus and sweet fruit aroma. Has a citrus and floral hop aroma with some pine, grains, and some spices. The spices and bitter hops linger slightly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bkurtz (866) - PERU - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle - Pours a clear golden with a creamy head. Citrus aromas of peach and pineapple, nice. Aromas continue in the taste followed by rye notes, bitterness, and a dry finish. Fairly complex, interesting and enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
damzz (280) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours the usual IPA medium brown with a white head. The nose is rye spice. The taste is accentuated by the rye - spicy with a backbone of malt.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firefly765 (137) - - OCT 30, 2014
12 ounce bottle pours a golden in color with a hint of orange moderate creamy off-white head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is floral and Piney but subdued. Highly carbonated with a nice malt backbone. Nice flavored easy drinking IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2177) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
From backlog. Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with a small head that quickly fades. Aroma is spicy and floral with a hint of citrus. Taste is smooth with lots of spicy , floral, and citrus hops. Some pine too. Psicy rye bread finish. Alittle dry but pretty refreshing. Solid rye ipa.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1740) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2014
12oz bottle with no mention that it was a 100 barrel series on the label. Best buy date was a couple of months before I drank this even though I just purchased it from the store a few days ago. Not sure it had anything to do with the past best by date but I was a little disappointed with this one. Pretty average IPA with the rye flavor masking most of the other flavors. Itís just OK.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtdewa1 (350) - rome, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Aroma is floral and malty. taste is floral, grapefruit, pine and some bitter citrus. Malty backbone is nice with the floral taste. Spicey rye notes. Nice mouthfeel. Well done ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkeyz42 (3) - - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
Great for lovers of a good, bitter IPA. Pours hazy gold with a thin head. Beautiful fruity flowery aroma, nice bitter taste on the front and a solid aftertaste. Not too complex but a solid IPA with a tasty rye flavor

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (154) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Draught at brewery tour, Harpoon, Boston. Overall nice beer, not.a typical IPA, not that pronounced fruitiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Clear. On the dark side of amber. Soft malt. Rye spice is needed addition. Fruity hops.


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