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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.


mattern33's rating

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mattern33 (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. Very light amber; clear. Mildly bitter on palate. Not very hoppy. Smells like a pilsner. A very light ipa.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LazyPyro (482) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear golden orange with a one-two finger white head, good lacing and retention. Aroma of floral citrus hops, pale malt. Taste of citrus floral hops, sweetish malts, hardly any bitterness for an IPA. Flavours are more malty than hoppy. Medium body, medium carbonation. Itís alright but not noteworthy.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1920) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle 35.5cl. Poured into a stemmed lager glass. Clear medium amber, average frothy white to off-white head, half-way lasting, fair lacing; aroma pale malts, caramel, orange, pine, hay; smooth taste, medium sweet and bitter, malty, light toffee, piney, grassy; mild sweetbitter aftertaste, fruity and malty notes, ends with a mild dry bitter touch; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; pleasant and easy to drink ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrew196 (1355) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2016 Clear gold, spritzy white head, yields to wispy. Aroma of hops, berries, orange and some soapiness. Taste comes around, decently balanced, some sweet breadiness in the finish. Saved itself after the soapy aroma thing

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1747) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Tap at New York Sports Bar in JFK. Clear light copper-gold with full white head that is chunky. Beyond that, my west coast bias doesnít allow me to to get the plot - ever - on these malty IPAs. Boring and one dimensional.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour with a thin white head, aroma has metallic citrus and some floral action, taste has sweet malts, light citrus, some florals. Basic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (1009) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Tap at Union Bar in Boston with commonshawn and samadouche. Pint glass. Clear golden with a hint of orange. Lacing is strong but minimal head. This bartender is quintessential Boston. Aroma is mild but hops at the forefront. Malty aspects come through more than expected. Light in body and pretty easy to drink. Feels like a standard IPA that is definitely approachable to the masses. Some citrus present. This isnít going to blow you away with originality but you wonít be unhappy either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
polo_marco (301) - milton, Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2016
Smells of hops floral and sweet malts. See through amber color. Taste of sweet malt almost no bitter bite from the hops with a Nice smooth finish. Med body with med carbonation and smooth finish. Definately a great goto IPA. Nice work.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (1056) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2016
It pours a light golden color which a white head and plenty of lacing. It has aromas of floral hops, and some citrus. It has a grassy hop flavors which floral elements, citrus, and a bit of toast. The initial flavors are a bit sweet. It has a light body close to moderate, which a mildy bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (669) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2016
Bottle. Golden color with a white head. It had a floral aroma and hoppy taste. The bitterness is moderate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1647) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2016
Nice hop bitterness, fairly orangey with some pine, resin and malt to balance. Nice IPA, thought there may be more love for it on here to be honest.


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