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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (1929) - New York, USA - DEC 15, 2002
very refreshing body, smooth hoppy aftertaste

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Easy drinking and very hoppy. One of my favorite IPA’s

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2556) - GERMANY - NOV 24, 2002
Sulfury nose with plenty of hops. Orange color and tall biege spongy head that leaves legs on the glass. Strong hop taste with a bright bitterness. Medium body and rough gritty finish and mouth feel. Nice American IPA for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2464) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Very hoppy, grass, hay aroma. Orange with medium frothy head. Long lasting bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Had this while sailing the contaminated waters of lake erie..Had a nice hop bite, under developed malts, and a refreshing mouthful..better than average IMO, and all my friends thought it was great (that actually means nothing though)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2002
A very drinkable IPA. Not to hoppy, but still full of character. A good balance of the fruity nose and bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Pours a dark golden/light amber, with a large cloudy white head, lacing is superb in it's sheeting and strength. Aroma is mostly strong floral hops, with a bit of caramel malt holding it together. Flavor is slightly malty up front, with a big juicy hop finish that dominates the palate and lasts for a while. Medium bodied, extremely drinkable.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2002
I dont know what to say. The taste was way too bitter and it didnt go down that smooth. I didnt like it at all.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Iconoclast7399 (4) - USA - NOV 5, 2002 does not count
Very different IPA, way too strong for an IPA. Bitter aftertaste, even more bitter than the ESB. Yuck. Worth trying, but nothing i would ever buy a case of

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2002
Much smoother on tap than in bottles. Has a nice flavor. On a second rating, though, I really don’t care for it all that much. It lacks a lot of flavor and although its pretty to look at, I won’t buy it again.


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