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RATINGS: 1542   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.


3.3
   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 (959) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2004
Clear dark golden color,fizzy white head. Big fresh floral hop nose noticable on the pour. Good sweet malty notes in the nose. Flavors are a bit light starting with a malty sweetness fading to a pleasant hop bite. Juicy mouthfeel with a nice bitter finish. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2004
This is pretty much the only legit IPA to be found on tap in Rochester. Pours a nice golden copper with a thick head. Very hoppy in both aroma and flavor. The only fault I could find with this one is the light bodied character. A well-rounded beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Poured a deep golden/copper color with a thick off white head, very slight haze. Big orangey hop aroma, decent malt undertones. Flavor was a little malty at first, nice hop bite at the end. Fairly subtle, but very well balanced and very pleasant tasting. Medium to fuller body. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2004
More like a Pale ale than IPA; lacked a characteristic hop bite and definite grapefruit, piney, resiny notes. Pales in comparison to other fine IPAs I've had. Medium/light body, nothing substantial. Just very ordinary.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Poured orange with a thick white head. Aroma of hops, not overpowering. Has a light caramel flavor. Very nice IPA.


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