ericschoon (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I found this beer very tasty and not overly done. Just right for a pale ale variety when I am looking for something a little above the standard pale.
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this beer at Red Bones while it was on cask.
Poured from a cask into a pint glass.
The color is clear, bright amber with a finger and a half of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.
The smell is slightly yeasty with a nice floral aroma that has a bit of a spicy note. Some citrus hop aroma is there in the nose as well and is is giving off the anticipation of a more complex beer.
The taste is fruity with some citrus flavors in the very early taste that goes into a slight malt flavor with a spice flavor that mixes nicely together. The nice floral hops seem to be a bit more of a bitter pillow, less sharp but still bitter as the beer goes toward the end.
The feel of this beer is a bit of surprise. It seems light then it’s medium body that you would get from the bottle. There is a bit of a smooth feel that seems to push instead of punch.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber pour with a big foamy head...Nice fruity aroma...Big fruity flavor with a bit of hops in the mix and a long bubblegum finish...
MaBeer1972 (1368) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice job with this one Harpoon! A light amber brew. Very well balanced. Not overly hopped and sticky like those American Pale Ales. I could even drink this all summer long!
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Bottle. Aromatic leafy and phenolic belgian yeast (if I had to guess, I’d say Bastogne). Pours a crystal clear rich, sparkling dark golden, with a nice froth of white head. Flavors are juicy and fresh. Bright clean hop character, but with a rich juicyfruit Belgian yeast finish. This is a very nice combination. Bright, drinkable, lots of flavor and a fun balance of hops and Belgian yeast. Rich maltiness has balance from both the fresh hop bitterness and the drier edges of the yeast products. Rather enjoyable.
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light copper pour with a small off white head. Excellent aroma, pine hops with an amazing spice kick of cloves, sage, pepper. Well balanced flavor, starts out hoppy, melds into the spices and finishes with a nice combo of the sweetness from the malt, the yeast and spices again. Medium body, I really enjoyed this beer, the best of a very good 12 bottle Harpoon mix pack.
nearbeer (3840) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Clear orange-copper with a lasting creamy head. Nose of banana, spicy mango, and resiny wood. Flavor is banana-nut bread, mango, bitterish orange; then a drying resin and peppery oak finish. Near-medium body is smoothly carbonated, oily, and has a little hop tingle. This is a very pleasant surprise, and by far the best Harpoon beer amongst the dozen or so I’ve sampled.
Pailhead (5061) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate banana and cotton candy along with some light-moderate floral notes and faint citrus. It pours a bright transparent amber with a inch tall creamy off-white head with decent retention. The flavor starts with banana, cotton candy, and a touch of caramel. The finish has light-moderate citrus hoppiness and floral notes. Light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.
Justibone (4) - Indianapolis, USA - JAN 25, 2011 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is faintly hoppy but not as powerful as I would like. The beer is perfectly clear, but the color is a little bit dark. The taste is clean and crisp but uncomplicated. The palate is minimal, but with sufficient bitterness. Overall a good pale ale, but not quite what was mentioned in the description.
IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic pale beer. Bottle poured pint glass. I love Belgian yeast so naturally I gravitate towards this beer. Medium hoppiness after the strength of the Belgian yeast taste initially. Loved this beer and loving this Wintery Mix Harpoon 12 pack.