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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2002
Very mild IPA, gentle hop aroma. Decent carbonation balance. Light golden color, thin head. Mild bitterness with flavor blossoming further into it. Mid-finish o.k., but no particular complexity. A good "beginnerís" IPA. (on tap, Whiskyís, Boston)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4763) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2002
This has a wonderful, floral aroma and amber color. However, it is a tad on the bland side for an IPA. The hops donít sing as much as I would like in an IPA either. But, all this aside, it is a good overall beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2002
Hint of apricot and some floral hops. Light amber, clear - small white lacing head. Medium carb and body. Sweetish hops start with hint of apricot. Nice bittering and some nuttiness. Not bad from draught.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
joet (2121) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 21, 2002
Whatís Beer Connoisseur Magazine and what are they smoking? Smells like Hallertauers in here?! This is a Pilsner thatís graduated from kindergarten to third grade or a flunked, gelding IPA. Itís growing on me but it neither has the oxidized hops and soft body of the Old World examples of the style and not any kind of keen sharpness and brutal fresh dry-hopping of the West Coast style. Itís too fruity. Damn, beer shouldnít piss someone off. Mies, this oneís for you...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philosopher99 (24) - arnold, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2002
hoppy to the extreme, a little too much for me....not bad, though

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2002
Good IPA Nice clean taste . Went down quick. I had it with hot salsa and it wasnít overpowered good combo

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2002
Hoppy average IPA, nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2002
Medium hoppiness, very crisp with a smooth body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jajoro (11) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
This IPA has a nice golden color. A respectable hoppy and floral nose. I feel that the body was a bit light for the style, but it was a very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2002
Rich golden/copper colour. Nose: sweet, hoppy, floral. Thick & somewhat sticky feel. Taste: dry at first with little sweetness (not overly textured) giving way to a nice, sharp bitterness and lingering finish.


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