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RATINGS: 1558   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Hopefully, this is an English-style IPA, b/c it didn’t have the pungent hop flavor and aroma of the American versions. Gold color, small head. Mild aroma of noble hops and a little pear. Flavor is sweet initially with a mellow balance of light malt and English hops, with a dry bitter hop finish. Medium body. A pleasant drink, but hop-heads might be a little disappointed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
freekyp (1557) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2003 Pleasantly hoppy. Very well balanced with a touch of sweetness. Bitterness does not linger long on the tongue. Easy drinking. Touch of caramel in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CherokeeJarod (54) - , USA - DEC 26, 2002
This beer poured into the glass a gold color. The head was foamy white head that left fairly fast but the skim that it left was able to leave some lace. The aroma was of citrus, hops and citrus hops. The taste was not too heavy on the hops but they were present, but they shared it with the citrus. Some malt seemed to be present at the back of the taste but it faded quick. Pretty good for this style. I think it would be a good starter for a beginning IPA drinker

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2002
A more average IPA, although it is good. Itís definitely hoppy, though it lacks something in the flavor. I made an IPA myself which had a better flavor than this (it also had a better head).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
magruffltd (10) - USA - DEC 23, 2002
Very nice IPA, not overkill on the hops.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DosWeenos99 (10) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Fruity without a harsh bitter aftertaste. Nice hoppiness (dry hopped), without too many IBUís.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - 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 IPAís

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2612) - 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 (2527) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Very hoppy, grass, hay aroma. Orange with medium frothy head. Long lasting bitter aftertaste.


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