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RATINGS: 300   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1515) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Red amber color, with medium body and head. Earthy bitterness lingers, but little rye contribution compared to Hop Rod Rye.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1698) - , 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 (309) - 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 (110) - 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 (3087) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Clear. On the dark side of amber. Soft malt. Rye spice is needed addition. Fruity hops.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosco (167) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Copper/orange. Thin head and lacing. BB date is 5/15/13 Consumed on 7/29/14 oops. Stored under refrigeration. Dry palate with sweet finish. Will have to try a fresher bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (5005) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body under a one inch frothy beige head. The nose is a mix of caramel and light rye with just a little spicy and floral hops. The flavor is a little too heavy on the caramel, largely dulling the spiciness from the rye and the floral hops. Pretty muddled on the overall, too much sweetness in here. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Not up my alley all that much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (274) - Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Draft pour copper with tan head. Strong citrus aromas. Pleasant hop bitterness with strong balanced rye malt flavor. Grassy/citrus hop finish, but the rye malt really shines in this IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (842) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Amber color , nice off-white head. Aroma of malt , bread and grapefruit. Taste of bread , malt . Sweetness balanced by hoppy bitterness. Full body, low carbonation. Pine and bitterness in aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4096) - Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Rated on 4-28-2012 at Fort Wayne, IN Gathering (Bottle) When poured, this beer has a fizzy white head that mostly diminishes, opaque golden body, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, earthy, fruity, grapefruit, citrus and pine hops. The flavor is moderately bitter, malty, pine hops, fruity, and the rye makes an appearance in the end. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. This beer has a good hoppy flavor with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. This is a good quality brewed IPA and is worth trying.


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