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RATINGS: 1586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2005 a good ipa light color nice even hoppy flavor, very crisp and dry, not a great example of an ipa - dry finish with stale hops

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
stoutchap (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Poured from a bottle, transparent goled, with a white head which quickly dissapated. Not much aroma, very light mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation - too light and too carbonated. Middle-of-the road flavor - nothing really exciting, some light hopping on the finish, but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - SEP 21, 2005
(Bottle) Light goldish amber, small white head, light lacing. Aroma hops, some honey. Bitterness on tongue right from the start. Dry mouthfeeel. Clean light hoppy taste, otherwise no distinctive flavor. Sort of disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2005
An old reliable. My sister lives right near the brewery and has gotten for me before. Medium to light pour and mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4334) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2009 The aroma is not super hoppy but has a bit of citrus. It is however balanced. The appearance is golden with a slight orange hue. The head is average. The flavor is buttery with lots of malt and a raised hop flavor. The palate is thin but it works ok with this one. Overall this one is not bad at all. But, the finish is a little metallic and astringent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinydancer (52) - Gibsonville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Clear yellow, much like a pills. Very thin head. Aroma is of light hops. Palate is a little fizzy and thin. Flavor reminds me of a Samuels Smithís india ale a little. Iím a little dissappointed with this beer. There a lot of good IPAs out there, but theis ainít one. This IPA taktes a little watery, has a matalic bitter taste and finishes quick with a light aftertaste. Just not that muich here

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2007
well laid banana nut and floral hops. strange combo but thats what I tasted. Easy session beer requiring minimal thought process. caramel and citrus ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2007
orange-yellow color with some thin white head. some hops on the nose, some orange and pine hops with a little lemon and light bitterness that dissipears fairly quickly. lots of malt in this one rounding it out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
callmemickey (3989) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Dark amber body. 2 finger off-white head. Good retention and lacing. S: Generic caramel malt and non-deScript earthy hop bitterness. T: While decent, this could be the IPA at any mediocre brewpub. Its got a generic caramel malt base, somewhat bready in parts and mildly bitter earthy, piney hops. M: Somewhat thick and chewy. Lively carbonation. Muddled finish. O: Eh. Not bad. But I donít really want to drink "not bad." I am spoiled, I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jhamp9 (1456) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Poured orange with a film of head and little lacing. Aroma was floral and some pine. Taste was very floral almost perfume. There was some bitterness.

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