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RATINGS: 1485   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.


Nephilium's rating

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nephilium (1259) - Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Not much of an aroma, just a hint of hops. Pours a clear amber, with a decent head that sticks around for a while. The taste is a redeeming quality for this beer, nice hop flavoring, decent finish. Not a great beer, but a very good one.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2480) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained light ivory, tiny bubbled head with extensive lacing over a clear light gold (SRM 4) body......nose is light pine, citrus peel from the hops, cereal from the malts, light bread from the yeast....taste is light cereal, minimal sweetness, bread from the yeast moderate pine, citrus tones from the hops, finishing with moderate bitterness.....mouth feel, body light of medium, no astringency, alcohol hidden, light acid on the finish. This is nicely balanced between the hop, mlt and yeast contributions. Unfortunately, they are all somewhat light considering the evolution of the style. The malts would benefit from the addition of caramel/crystal malts and the hops could use a greater charge of hops such as cascade, centennial, simcoe or citra. This is really more of an APA than an IPA. BJCP 6/3/12/4/6

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Senka (345) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2014
From the archives: several bottles in Washington. Fruity, hoppy and a refreshing ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a clear, bubbly, and light gold in color, white frothy head with good sticky lacing that doesn’t last. The smell had some floral, citrus, and some grassy pine. There were subdued malts come out as it warms. The taste had a mild citrus hop flavor, malts come out as it warms. The palate sat about a medium, somewhat sticky coating the mouth and tongue, sessionable, sticky finish, no aftertaste. Overall, this was a pretty good American IPA, maltier than most AIPA’s, but hey I’d come back to it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2014
5 week old can. Crystal clear amber, with a one inch frothy head that dissipates to a thin layer of bubbles. Floral and slightly piney hop on the aroma, with some light estery fruitiness and biscuity malt. Some strong metallic notes too. Taste follows a similar line, with initial metallic note giving way to a biscuity sweetness and a reasonably crisp bitter finish. Slightly perfumed hop flavour is also present. Finish is moderately dry, with a light but lingering fruity hop aftertaste, and medium to lively carbonation. All round a solid beer, but it seems to have picked up some off flavours from the can.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedBell (1) - Utah, USA - MAR 18, 2014 does not count
I found this beer to be a middle of the road IPA. It had a funky aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
bottle. golden with small head. light body with moderate hops. hop flavor is fairly dull. below average.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (783) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Draft at Atlantic Seafood place in Boston. Best beer they had on draft (or in bottles for that matter.) Pint glass. Pours a dark gold with slight haze. One finger head that didn’t last too long. Some lacing. Aroma was kind of a pine resin and wet socks. The taste was sort of the same. A muddled hoppiness without any detail to the hops. Not the best IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (1707) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a golden color with white head. Hoppy, floral, grassy aromas. Nice floral, hoppy, earthy, bitter flavors. Alright IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
loaded_chef (7) - - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
When I walk into a dive and I see bud light, bud heavy, miller, coors light, and Stella on tap this beer is on too. Good thing it is too because in that situation I would order that. But that’s the only time that would happen.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DMLINAZ (266) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Decent, drinkable, moderately flavored IPA. Not a stand-out, but I’d drink it again. Mild citrus and floral flavors and mild aroma. On draft at Pappadeaux, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.


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