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RATINGS: 1488   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackfrost9p (218) - California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Decent IPA, but missing the strong hoppy bitterness I like. Very smooth, drinkable and enjoyable though.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lawman834 (210) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Not a very impressive IPA. Pale golden. Minimal hoppiness, instead there is a slightly unpleasant bitterness on the finish, maybe a hint of lemon peel. Overall the taste is thin and watery with the primary theme being pine rosin and alcohol. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamesthebrit (196) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Nice malty citrus hop aroma. Not bitter or floral. Amber clear color. Not overly complex in taste but a very easy drinking and balanced beer. A slight hop note at first with a big malt finish. Light and malty on the palate. An easy drinking beer. Good for a beginner with the IPA style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
catface5326 (143) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Nicely balanced ipa. Golden brown poured from a tap. Not too hoppie. Very enjoyable ipa.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lickmygooch69 (11) - - JAN 1, 2014
This beer is a happy middle that doesn’t make my middle very happy. I get upset stomach but it is still tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbuskirk (301) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 Harpoon IPA seems to be one of those beers that’s either pretty overrated or harshly under-appreciated - no happy medium. In my mind, it is, in fact, right in the middle. It’s a good IPA with a very nice balance. It could, however, benefit from more hop flavor. I’d like to see a bigger and more diverse hop profile. As is, that note is singular and a bit understated. Still, this is a good IPA if not the strongest, most balanced, or most unique.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Medium gold color, 3/4 inch head lasted halfway thru, good lacing. Moderately hopped and left a long thin hop taste. Initially seemed hoppier, but that may have been due to a slight lack of malt. Refreshing, though

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fourpack (20) - NORWAY - DEC 19, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Not that fan of the floral aroma. Looks very nice. Not that much taste. No aftertaste. Edit: had this again. More pleasant than previously described.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wlittle (18) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle to glass at room temp. Slight citrus smell and slight hoppy taste, but overall quite a bland beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rperez (106) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2013
One of my favorite IPA beer out-there, well balanced with a strong hop taste! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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