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RATINGS: 1522   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Lightly golden ale with a medium-sized, white, fizzy head. Nice aroma. Well balanced IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3305) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2004
On tap--Pours blonde with slight twinge of orange. Seems too blonde for an IPA. Slight off-white head. Aroma is fruitier than expected-lots of citrus with grapefruit as well. Very bitter and very hoppy throughout with grapefruit type flavor. Decent IPA-slightly one dimensional and appears to have too much carbonation too.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2004
12 oz bottle. Nice light amber color. White head. Light sweet hoppy aroma. Surprising malty flavor with a mild bitter hops finish. A different IPA than others that I have had. The malty flavor was unexpected but not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2004
Copper in color. Very hoppy. Citrus hops. Its a good beer. Crisp and flavorful. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Poured a light amber with a thin white head that didn't last. Nice aroma of citrus and hops. Light bodied mouthfeel. Nice hop bite with citrus fruits on the tongue. This was a rather enjoyable IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3423) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Pours an amber color with a medium sized white head. One of the darkest IPAs I have ever seen. Aroma of sweet hops. Initial taste is a lot of flavor. Has a good mixture of hops and citrus without the hoppy bite that most IPAs have at the end. Not bad at all.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2004
A good IPA but not of the best one's around...can definentelty find better...but it's satisfactory and not bad for the price of harpoon.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2005 Very nice medium-dark gold color. Very smooth off-white head that seems to be sticking around pretty good. Kind of has a nutty hop smell that I really like. Nice citrusy hop taste, reminds me a bit of grapefruit. Another good one from VT.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2004
One of my favorite commercial beers. Nice gold color with a bright white head. Not real hoppy, but a pleasant citrus flavor and adequate bitter palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hangover (1058) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Pours a golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is standard IPA fare... hoppy, grapefruit and weak malt undertones. Taste is pretty good for this style. Strong citrus notes, piney bite and really hopped up as well. 'Almost' too bitter of a finish. Pretty good IPA overall.


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