Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAY 1, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
My first Harpoon brewery beer was this one. Wow! When I opened the bottle, the aroma of hops literally took my breath
away. It is loaded with fresh hops aroma & taste. It poured out a nice, straw yellow color, with a dense, rocky white head on
it. My first sip opened my sinuses like crazy. It has so much hops in it, it actually made my nose run when I sipped it. This is a
great beer to have with spicy Mexican food, chili, or anything really hot and spicy. It can stand up to the hottest food with no
problems whatsoever. A really good beer in my book.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pleasing light IPA. Not the beer for hopheads but wonderful for those who are interested in a lighter IPA.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Surprisingly uninteresting example of my favorite style. Good reddish amber appearance. After that, my impressions were that this started as a real IPA and then was cut with a lot of water. Not much malt, not much hops, none of the strong pine, grapefruit, or orange flavor I associate with American IPAs using west coast hops. Not bad, just really uninteresting. Easy to drink with lobster, but hard to get excited about. I guess I'd rather have a Bass.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy white head. Floral, hoppy aroma, but not over the top. First hoppy bitter, then sweet, then back to kind of a bitter iron taste. Very tastey brew, I would have liked to see it hazy, but just a personal preference.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: beautiful floral aroma, bright orange color. Good amount of hops, citrus flavor, somewhat sweet aftertaste. Easy to drink, good session brew that you can find at many bars.
raymow (780) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2003
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ThePollinator (4) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2003 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Shag (2561) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
desurfer (1190) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
omhper (18972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.