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RATINGS: 1562   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pricey290483 (638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
got this beer in cheers bar in boston a nice easy drinking ipa good amount of hops a beer that would go really well with a burger on a nice hot day

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (1939) - - JUL 30, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-22-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a beautiful golden orange color with a two finger white head. The head has very good retention and eventually fades to give a nice level of lacing. Smell – Even with a rather aggressive pour the aroma is very light. There are only moderate smells of grapefruit citrus hop some lemon and a very light pine smell. Taste – Begins dry and malty with a bready flavor. The hops are present right up front with flavors of a bitter nature. The hop is rather nondescript, but seems to be a mix of lemon citrus and some pine flavors. The beer remains in this state to the very end where the taste slightly sweetness with some tangerine and a light caramel flavor. While the initial taste was rather dry and unbalanced in the end the flavors balance out rather well. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the drier and thinner side, with a carbonation level that is rather medium; the beer drinks rather crisp. While it isn’t bad a bit more body may have given it a nicer, less harsh, flavor on the tongue in the initial taste. Overall – While not really all that appealing from the smell or the initial tastes, the beer does finish well. It’s OK - but not all that great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
yiannnos (1007) - , CYPRUS - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange colour. Grapefruit, citrus hop aroma and flavour, not very exciting though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (799) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2014
Can at the Global Craft Beer Festival, Berlin. Pour is gold, aroma is sweet and fruity. Taste is fruity and floral with hops bitterness on the finish. Very nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
Glowing bronze colored. Low white top. Mild, sweet nutty malt aroma. Discreet fruity hops. Slick mouthfeel. Less than medium full. Refined sugery maltsweetness. Tight, generic bitterness. Some astringent sidenotes. Not a benchmark IPA, drinks ok though. [12 fl. oz bottle, ejoyed at home]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CPH2200 (325) - DENMARK - JUL 10, 2014
355 ml bottle. Clear golden colour with foamy head. Fruity hoppy aroma. Malty taste with medium bitternes and smooth mouthfeel. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1845) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
On the boat to Salem, nice to see that they offer good beers there! Pours a strong golden with a small white head that offers only spotty lacing but I blame the cup for that. Nose is of fruity hops and light caramel. Taste is moderately bitter, lightly sweet and overall really balanced. Flavors are fruity and grainy, also offer some light caramel notes. Body was medium, carbonation pretty high and mouthfeel lightly oily. Overall a good and enjoyable product! A little "old school" but that is not always a bad thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dodgrblu (659) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Jenny and Andy’s wedding, bready aroma, very east coast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14764) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle, 12oz, at Haand Festival -14. It pours an almost clear body, golden in color and with a small, white head. The aroma is piney and citrus peel-ish, with some malts kicking in. Bitter flavor with piney, citrusy hops on a backdrop of pale malts. Full-bodied, soft and nicely carbonated, with bitter, citrusy finish. I prefer the even more hop forward west coast IPA’s, but this is a really fine one anyway. 140523

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lightbias (244) - USA - JUN 6, 2014
Hazy orange pour, little to no head. This smacks of grapefruit and grass, and bitter in a boring, flat sense. Nothing that stands out except for the especially fizzy sensations across my tongue. A very light, bitter feel with nothing to balance it out, this is not a beer I will be looking for in the future. The basic elements of an IPA are there, but leave a lot to be desired. It may be perfect to serve to those friends that think craft beers are too ’heavy’.

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