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RATINGS: 1527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Filtered and force carbonated.
Ingredients: Water, Three malts, including a 2-row pale, Northwest Cascade Hops, and Yeast.
This copper colored ale is floral, medium bodied, with a crisp, refreshing finish. Originally our summer seasonal in 1993, it is now available year-round. Harpoon IPA was ranked atop both domestic and imported IPAs by Beer Connoisseur Magazine.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2004 Has almost a smokey flavor, which is also brought out by its hazy aroma. Small bitter bite, generally nice to sip. Kind of a medium-dark roasted color. Note from June 2004: After having my friend Robin from England sample this in New York, he says "this beer tastes like the beers back home". High praise, from him.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7909) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2004
Slim yellowish head on clear orange beer. Grapey, flowery hops in the nose. Over-powerful hops, but not overly bitter; flowery, very English-character hops. Convincing for an I.P.A.. This is in fact a super-English BB, which is probably what a real India P.A. used to be. Lemon and asparagus flavours. Medium-bodied. Not very filled by malt. Obviously, I like this. Ideomatic for the style.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Bottle. Smells like oranges which matches the color. It tastes sweet up front with a nice hoppy finish. This was far from being my favorite IPA, however it was good for the price.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Orangey gold, rotten fruit and flowers aroma. Grapefruit and pine hop flavor, some malt, but mostly hops all the way through.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Hazy golden with a small white head. Fresh, juicy hop aroma with little malt underneath. The body is fairly thin and totatly unexciting. The flavor is not exciting at all. I expected tons of hop character based on the nose, however all I encountered was a bland, boring beer. The bountiful hop nose produced a non-existent hop flavor atop thin, bland malts. At best, this is a mediocre IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Draft: Pours a clear golden with a puffy thick white head. Nice fresh and bold hoppy aroma. Starts sweet and floral, but finishes more dry and grainy, similar to a macro lager. Could use some more finesse and balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2006 Pale clear golden color with off white head that crowned to about two inches tall. Floral hop aroma is gentle yet strong. Delicate pine resin hoppyness with an assertive spicy bitterness. Hints of butterscotch and grapefruit on the palette back the hops up nicely. Medium to thin creamy body. Very drinkable. Don’t worry about what you might have read about this beer on some other site, this is a pretty good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Duke (117) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Not as hoppy as others have described. But, it is a nice well balanced beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2004
I expected little here and was pleasently supprised. Nice hoppy aroma, very inviting with it floral nose. Flavore had a nice malt backbone and mouthfeel with a nice shot of IPA hoppy bite. A good effort here. Check it out.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2004
Purchased on my holiday to New York. Hoppy, citrus and floral nose. Clear golden hue with quite lively looking carbonation and a white foamy head. Reasonably hopped taste not as brutal as say Hop Devil. Citrussy crisp dry taste and finish with a good helping of hop bitterness not massively complex and a lttle gutless for an IPA


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