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RATINGS: 1485   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.


4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (780) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2003
Bottled, yet nice foamy pour. Very hoppy at first, but gets sweeter further in. Nice color and definite aroma of an IPA.Pretty good stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThePollinator (4) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2003 does not count
When you open this bottle you will love the fresh hops aroma. It has a smaller brewery in Windsor, VT. with a great New England experience. Moderately lasting and creamy head. Tastes great with salty or hot food or whatever your pleasure. Good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2559) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2003 A good IPA but not the best. Ive yet to have a bad IPA, but this one doesnt compare to others. Right on par with Redhook. Copper/orange appearance, smells of citrus, pine, and hops. Has a little more character than redhook but not as hopped as I like. More citrus came out in the taste than hops. But overall a good IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
desurfer (1189) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Nice, sweet hop flavor, but the finish is short and light. Somewhat watery. Not a bad IPA, but it just lacks some character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (18939) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2003
Bottled. Deep golden with big, lively head. Estery flowery hoppy aroma. Sweet and malty with soft mouthfeel and hop bitter finish. A well balanced IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 30, 2003
Superb, refreshing aroma. Wild flowers , touch of honey and spice . Great intensive complex flavour, very decent mouthfeel . Not to dry , a bit creamy . This touch of honey made wondefull team with hopps . Well crafted gentlemen!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2003
Deep crisp golden color with a medium thick white head and good lace. Slightly sweet hoppy aroma with lemony accents and a good maltiness. Sweet hoppy flavor with a slightly lemony, flowery background. Light to medium bodied and slightly dry.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2003
pretty standard. not as hopped as i'd like it to be. nice copper color with a fluffy but short-lasting head. citrusy nose. there's some kind of odd, metallic taste that i can't quite identify. not bad, not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Nothing too impressive here... pretty average IPA. Initially quite hoppy, but fizzles at the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldGrowth (2477) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2005 I think of this as a pale ale. nose & appearance on the light side. O.K. flavor. finishes quick. It will do in a pinch.


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