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RATINGS: 1490   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAY 1, 2003
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2003
A pleasing light IPA. Not the beer for hopheads but wonderful for those who are interested in a lighter IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2003
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2003
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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2003
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.

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 (2561) - 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 (1190) - 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 (18972) - 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.


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