Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma I thought was low, especially for being a ’floral beer’ as described. The apperance was crisp and clean. The flavor I enjoyed, a distinct finish, and I thought somewhat of a fruit flavor in the middle.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 11, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
More of a plain amber ale than an IPA. Not enough hops! There was little in the way of a creamy head and was an overall dissapointment as an IPA
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 28, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2007 Bottled, 2001. I don’t get the high ratings on this one, sorry. To me, a slightly above average IPA with lager coloring (nice head though), a weak nose with faint hop/caramel notes, and an average (but well-balanced) flavor. The balance and the hefty body and hoppy finish give it the rating it gets from me. I’ll probably retry it though.
jakeb4299 (25) - sometown, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
MMMM, Harpoon IPA. Gotta love it. Very hoppy, so be forewarned.
domedweller99 (6) - Bradford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2001 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A staple up here in New Hampshire. Out of all the IPA’s I’ve tried this one consistently pleases. It has a pleasant hoppy bite with a crispness that is hard to define. It’s quite likely you may kill a 12 pack of these in a sitting and wonder where they all went. I’ve only had a couple beers better than this, but nothing in this category.
galietti (12) - USA - NOV 5, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was on tap at a recent wedding I attended. The only thing that could have made it taste better was if it was open bar
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - NOV 5, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pleasant crisp IPA but seemed underhopped to me. it lacks the pungent and flowery tastes that a good IPA should have(e.g.hop devil)
TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2001
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A above average IPA. Dry hop nose and dry finish.
drainey99 (9) - Chicago, USA - OCT 1, 2001 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp and refreshing. Well hopped, but I wouldn’t mind more. One of the better IPA’s I’ve tasted.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Average IPA, not overly hoppy, which i like. Just not anything outstanding. It was better than the Redhook i had a few days ago but that is not sayin much.