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RATINGS: 1572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldGrowth (2913) - the Containment Area, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21273) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
desurfer (1252) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6681) - 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.

3.2
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffwhalen (45) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2003
I've heard a lot about this beer, all good things, and to say I'm happy abouth that is an understatement, whew wee, what a damned fine beer, yee ha!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1088) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2003
My favorite beer from Harpoon. A very refreshing IPA with assertive but not overdone hopping. Nice fruit and floral chracteristics from start to finish. Nice frothy head.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
A nice sesson IPA, the guys at Harpoon need to take some chances - check out Victory.


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