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RATINGS: 1599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldGrowth (3102) - 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.

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1136) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jgb9348 (5436) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Good beer, nothing special...no excessive hops. In fact, I would classify this as a Pale Ale, not even an IPA. I wouldn’t drink this again if a good IPA was offered from the pub!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2003
A good IPA. I had this one from the keg last night. Well hopped, but with an aftertaste from the hops that made you drink more to kill the aftertaste. Nice aroma. A overall good IPA. Not the best IPA out there, but I wouldn"t hesitate to drink it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2003
This was a great beer but I agree with the previous reviewer in that something bad happened in the finish on this one. Great malty/bitterness up front but there’s a lingering funky aftertaste. Drank this one side by side with the Red Hook IPA and I honestly thought the Red Hook had this more renowned brew beat. Pour and head were both somewhat weak as well. Drinkable and enjoyable, but far from superb for the style.

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