Beerathon (598) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge hop aroma came billowing from the bottle upon cracking it open. Beautiful orange color with 2 finger head and lacing. Fantastic rye spicy taste along with the floral/citrus hops. A bit bitey, but amazing. It shocked me just how great this beer is.
BlueRidgeMatt (39) - Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím really liking the rye beers Iíve had so far. This is my kind of beer. Great hoppy bite with that distinct rye spiciness. Shouldíve bought more than one :)
ads135 (1572) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great rye beer. Reddish golden appearance. Sharp hop and rye aroma. A bit of pepper and citrus.
Joel82 (7) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I have had this brew in a 12 oz. bottle and on draft it is currently on of my favorite brews. Great beer if you like a spicy hoppy ipa.
adamjackson (1230) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My amazing girlfriend picked up the first bottle being put on the shelves at Harpoon Brewery in Vermont. I had this before when it was the 100 Barrel Series. It was so popular, they made it into a 375ml bottle and started selling it beyond the specialty beer shops. Taken out of my fridge and poured into a Newcastle glass. Best by 7/15/12
A - Poured a 3-finger off-white head with a creamy appearance. The head subsided to a quarter finger pretty fast. The beer is a light golden brown with tons of very hazy / cloudy bits floating around. It looks like a solid dry hopped beer.
S - Yep, great hops right on the nose creating that classic pine and grapefruit scent with bits of orange peel. Iím getting very sweet hops and Iíd like to say Centennial hops but Iím not quite sure. Very very fresh.
T - Thereís a nice solid mix of rye and hops. The rye starts to dominate but the astringent hop profiles blast away at full force and cover the tongue with delightful bitterness. The rye finishes out the taste as you swallow. Very very good. Thereís some roasted malts in this and a bit of nuttiness.
M - 80% bubbles on a single mouth swish that unleashes the great rye taste. Very very drinkable, medium-bodied and delicious rye taste that sticks around after swallowing. Iím a fan!
O - Yeah, I have to buy more of this. Delicious, drinkable and very nice as the weather starts warming up.
Garbageman (356) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle; Poured a copper color with a grassy and spice aroma. Starts as an IPA but ends with a touch of rye.
TChrome (1389) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer pours dark honey color with a big, totally retained off white head. Aroma is predominately hoppy with big citrus and floral notes. Yum. The rye is buried under the hop aroma but is there somewhere. Flavor is pretty straightforwardly bitter with just a touch of rye sweetness. I am a sucker for rye IPAs and I really like this one!!!
trancecyclist (37) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. draft at Devilís Den in south Philadelphia. Delicious aroma, bright golden appearance and head; nicely bitter hope profile with the added complexity of the rye. Not sure what the "barrel" component of this beer is, but it is by far the best thing Iíve ever had from Harpoon.
Aniela (1490) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in NYC sept 2012. Amber, maybe a bit hazy beer with a small offwhite head. Malty and sppicy aroma and similar flavour with ryetaste and sweetness. Lovley :-)
Shag (2443) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.