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RATINGS: 1536   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2002
Malty/caramelly, not too much hop. Very English, which gains it points all around; most domestic IPAs that Iíve had seem to be the result of some sort of late-night fantasy of "Letís make a sort of Star Trek Mirror Universe equivalent of Bud Light, with Astounding Amounts of Flavor and a goatee on the can because thatís how things work in Mirror Universes!" Donít get me wrong, I like hops, but itís refreshing to get a domestic IPA that eases off them a little.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2003 Has a golden color and a fruity/hop smell. Taste is of hop and finishes with a crisp bitterness. Overall a pretty standard IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2002
Wasnít expecting much, and was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Has a nice white head, and a VERY hoppy flavor. Aroma is classic IPA. A nice beer for the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2002
Very clear, yellow-gold. Nearly white head, with slightlacing. Bouquet of grapes, bananas, spicy floral hops, sweet malt. Light to medium bodied palate. Sweet malts, dry bitter finish, but definately not over-hopped. Alcohol in the hoppy finish. Not a terrible brew, but not anything incredible either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2002
Very good. The best harppon ale out there

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2002
Amber in color with fluffy white headLight hops and grain in the nose. Plenty of grapefruit and bitterness with a solid malt backbone giveing it almost a christmas cookie charactor. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1082) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2002
Nice drinking mild IPA. Sure I like a lot of hops, but sometimes you a mild hops presence is fine. Better on tap. Nice nose and golden amber color. Some hops upfront. Relaxing malty character. Easy to drink many.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3711) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4959) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3759) - 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.

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