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RATINGS: 1547   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ocduff (7) - USA - JAN 26, 2004 does not count
Both glass and bottle. This is my favorite, despite the other highly rated IPA's on this site, which don't hold a candle to this one IMHO. Appearance is a honey color, with a grainy, thin head. The aroma is hoppy, citrusy. But the flavor is really where this IPA shines. The taste is clean, biting, and has an exhilerating hop finish with bright, flower and citrus undertones. There is a distinct malt body mouthfeel - overall, a dense, sharp and carbonated impression. Implied spice flavors add complexity. The knifelike zing of this IPA may be too much for those who haven't spent a bitter winter evening in Boston. The least watery finish of any beer I've had, and not astringent at all. I can close my eyes and taste this beer, that's how good it is. Cheers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
K_Squared (25) - - MAR 1, 2013
Wow. This one surprised me. Given the rating (3.23 at present), I almost don't order it. But I'm glad I did - this is an awesome IPA! This was bottled poured. Small but present head. Decent lacing. Color is hard to say given the lighting. But the flavor is great. Reminds me of a an American pale ale (viz. Sierra Nevada). Not as hoppy as many IPAs but still hoppy - great for me. I'm now a huge fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rolfpower (2) - - OCT 17, 2014 does not count
Excellent beer. It is not my favorite, or even close. It is just a good beer to sit down and drink with some friends. You donít covert this beer, you just drink it. You enjoy it. Not quite a session beer, but itís good for any occasion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2000
I am rating this brew by memory due to the fact that I cannot get it here in Texas. The last time I was in Mass. I brought a case of it back home with me on the airplane. One of my favorite beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DosWeenos99 (10) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Fruity without a harsh bitter aftertaste. Nice hoppiness (dry hopped), without too many IBUís.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Harpoonipa (1) - - MAY 11, 2011 does not count
This beer is not only consistently fulfilling, it is one of the best beer values around today sellign as low as $14.99 a twelve pack!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ndean (5) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2011 does not count
In my opinion this I.P.A. is a very balanced IPA with nice floral notes. It is not too hoppy an something I could drink quite a few of. Overall a great "session" IPA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lunchb0x (20) - Prestonsburg, Kentucky, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Great IPA! The first of many IPAs I plan on drinking in my lifetime! Nice hoppy flavor! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2001
I really like this IPA! I had heard some great stuff about Harpoon IPA and it truly lived up to the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Bottle. Very nice color with moderate head and dark yellow color. Aroma was great with strong hints of hops (citrius) and some grains. Overall one of the better IPA’s I have had and looking forward to trying it on tap soon.

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