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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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This Belgian Pale Ale is brewed and conditioned to Harpoon IPA specs, but fermented with Belgian Golden Ale yeast.
Using the finest Belgian and American brewing ingredients we have created a golden amber ale that boasts a mellow malt body and a spicy, fruity flavor.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
bottle. amber with small head. mild body with medium hops and light belgian spice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Surprisingly clear, dark gold color. Brief head that leaves no lace on the glass. Sour malty aroma with a very high yeasty nose. There’s also a metallic (iron-like) smell. Overall, the taste is quite different from the smell. Notable hop taste that wasn’t present. The swallow does show some of the sourness, but it is short lived. The body is very thin for the style. It’s not bad, but it isn’t spectacular either.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1503) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Enjoyed at the Windsor brewery. Once of my "gotos" when attending Harpoon events... love the mild hoppiness coupled with the Belgian flare...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
draft at Coles, lighter amber pour, floral yeastiness, light medicinal notes, bubblegum. medium bodied, this was a good BPA

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3267) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
On tap at the brewery in 2010. Poured a gold/orange color with a whitish head. Aroma of yeast/spice, banana, flowers, and earth. Flavor was bready, sweet, yeasty, with some earth. For the Belgian Pale Ale fusion thing, this was ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1544) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Medium amber with a frothy head and big streaks of lace. This brew is a conundrum: the label says Belgian Ale, but the taste and appearance say Medium Hopped Amber Ale. Nothing wrong with that, in fact, it’s quite enjoyable, but it was jarring to first taste this expecting the sweet caramel malt, citrus, and coriander one expects in the style. More like caramel malt offset by light-to-medium American hops. Recommended, but ignore the Belgian business.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle. Pretty good marriage of the Harpoon IPA with the spicy and banana notes of the added yeast. This is a drinkable, sessionable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
micronaut129 (143) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Pours a rich and brilliant ly clear amber color. A white foamy head sits on top, nothing special. Good carbonation. Aroma is a bit hoppy, malts are rich and hints of spicey yeast. A good tasting malt forward brew with sutle hints of spicy yeast. Lightly hopped providing balance with the malts and spicy yeast. There is some light fruitiness towards the end. Smooth and dry and refreshing. Very good beer nicely balanced and quite drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 15, 2012
from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg clear pale amber beer with a modest head retention; flowery and piney hoppiness with light notes of solvent; medium-bodied and pretty tasty; a decent subtle bitterness; quite short flowery hoppy finish with notes of almonds

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rotbart (155) - - APR 9, 2012
Nice fruity aroma with a minimal head and a strong amber color. Medium sweet taste with above normal carbonation and a lively finish.


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