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RATINGS: 1510   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.


jamesewelch's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesewelch (35) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 23, 2012
On tap at Brattleboro Marina Restaurant. Aroma is floral hops and malts. Appearance is golden color with a white head. Tastes heavy bitter with malts and something else which I couldn’t figure out. Medium bodied. Overall, a decent IPA, but with a lingering taste which I couldn’t identify.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OleR (4786) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CPH2200 (278) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
benSmithwick (14) - - JUL 3, 2014
Well made, and good for an IPA, but it just seems to be missing something.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1166) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dodgrblu (589) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Jenny and Andy’s wedding, bready aroma, very east coast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13194) - 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

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lightbias (61) - 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’.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
esp0r (1908) - NORWAY - JUN 5, 2014
Sample at Haand 2014
Golden, filtered white head. Smell of dust, hints of citrus and herbs. Moderate sweet, quite clean, medium bitter finish joined by resins. Quite boring stuff

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7275) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle 355ml @ Haand Ølfestival 2014
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, peach, apricot and orange. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long malty and peach fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (108) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle to shaker. Pours golden/amber, quick head, decent lacing. Aroma is floral and pine. Taste is lightly bitter balanced nicely with the sweetness of the malt. Body is light for an IPA, medium carbonation. Finishes lightly bitter like a pale ale. Which is what this beer really is. Good beer but not an IPA.


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