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RATINGS: 1527   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2007
A uninteresting IPA. Itís like we jiust have to have one in our lineup I would drink it again pover a BMC but there are much better in the marketplace

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 09/15/1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: Chevy Chase, DC

light amber, whispy head, good hop aroma, good hop flavor on top of a solid malt base
-------- /> Date: 10/11/1999
Words: Draft
Words: Taco Mac
Words: Sandy Springs

light amber, thin white head, sweet malt with slight citrus hop aroma, well balanced flavor, good amount of hops with a nice bitter finish, between a english and american ipa
-------- /> Date: 02/21/2002
Source: ss summit

Clear yellow, thin fine white head, sweet malt aroma with light floral hops, crisp hop flavor on a very good slightly sweet carmel malt base, low lingering bitterness, much more an english ipa these days, malt aroma and flavor is outstanding

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DialSquare (2657) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2007
golden body; creamy head. Aroma is juicy citrus with pencil shavings, cough syrup & toast. flavor comes across sour, with grains and a little dry bitterness peeking through. the aftertaste isnít very desirable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
skeweredalive (5) - Danielson, Connecticut, USA - MAY 24, 2008 does not count
12oz bottle. Poured into a shaker glass and a thick head soon followed. Smell is a little on the weak side, but what scent there is smells citrusy. It shares the typical clear orange color that other ipaís exhibit. Drinks smoothly, but for an ipa, it is weak on hops. Lacing covered the entire glass throughout the drinking period. Overall, i found it to be a pretty mediocre ipa.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3190) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Draught in Boston. Pretty average IPA overall. No strong characteristics overall. Just seemed a little bland and dusty.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2008
This was the first beer I had in America after returning from Belgium. As great as the Belgian beers were, they were very light on the hops (at least for my American palate). I thought the hoppiness of an IPA would knock my socks off, but this one is pretty weak on the bitterness. You ever have a cigarette after not having smoked for months or years, and having to sit down due to the effect? I was expecting the rough equivalent of that in terms of hoppiness, and I was disappointed. It poured a tan color with quite a bit of head. Aroma was pretty weak, but moderately sweetly hoppy. Flavor was some floral hoppiness bolted on a fairly thin malt backbone. Mouthfeel was a bit watery. Not a very good beer...why did I have three? I would not recommend this beer. I had this on-tap at the Indigo restaurant in Alexandria, formerly known as Potowmack Landing.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tekhna (118) - California, USA - APR 24, 2009
Nothing inspiring here, on the whole. Hops sort of got lost, and some pallid bitterness. Alarmingly clear.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Tap @ Plough and Stars... Poured faint orange with a thick white head. Aroma of faint grains, very bready. Overly dry palate and not enough bitterness to balance it. Big malts, very lagarish in profile -- not hoppy or aggressive enough. Sweet grains in the finish,

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
stephenbush (17) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2009
bread, floral, citrus, orange, clear, a minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, abrupt finish

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WVHouseofBeer (815) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Eh this was a pretty weak IPA. It wasnít bad, but nothing really stood out...............Harpoon definitely has some better beers out there. LC


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