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RATINGS: 1605   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ratman197 (12934) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2006
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of light carmel, earthiness, a hinnt of pine and some faint citrus notes. Palate was light bodied. Flavors of earthiness, bread and some light lemon with a lingering bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12672) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2009
A golden IPA with a thick receeding white head. In aroma, a nice floral hops, pinous, and classy. In mouth, a rather crisp and British rendition, with biscuitty malts, good floral hops, not overpowering. A nice entry level IPA. On tap at Harpoon Tap House, Logan Airport, Nov. 11 2009.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12619) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2009
Cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma is floral, grapefruit, orange peel, peach and grass with a little caramelly malt. Sweetish with a decent hopflavour and bitterness. Nothing special

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2003
(Draught) Descent tasting IPA pours a cooper color with a thin white head.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12106) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
12 oz bottle packaged 6/30/05-pours a thick creamy light tan head that reduces. Color is clear yellow-gold. Appearance of the beer is minimal carbonation. Aroma is hoppy-malt. Taste is hoppy with nicely balancing of malts. Good carbonation. This beer is much better out of a glass than the bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11964) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Red with a white head. Hoppy and bitter aroma. Bitter and biting flavor. Very active palate, fizzy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11737) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 27, 2001
average IPA

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and toffee malts. Taste is citrus hops, toffee, apple and other slight fruit notes. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2012 Re-rate 9/3/12: Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Rocky for this bottle! Clear deep golden with a very small head. Nice fresh floral and citric hops aroma. Rather dry flavor with light malt sweetness and nice bitter grapefruity and floral hops. Medium-bodied. 8/2/7/3/14=3.4

Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks David Cohen. Clear golden. Hoppy aroma with some pine, citrus and light malty notes. Bitter hoppy flavor with pine, some citrus and light sweetness in the back. Medium-bodied. Nice. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2004
Bottled: Golden coloured. Off white medium sized head. Hoppy and malty aroma. Not as distinct as I like it. Flavour is a bit watery and bland. Dies quickly on the palate. This isn’t the most interesting american beer, but nevertheless its my no. 100 american. Thanks Jacob and Martin for sharing.


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