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RATINGS: 1602   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Pours a clear orange with thick white head, lots of lacing. Aroma decent of hops, but not highly so, mostly citrus, slight floral, decent malt backbone, and not a whole lot else. Flavor matches well and has a nice flavor, mostly due to a nice hop profile, but doesn’t have a lot else going on. Mouthfeel is thin, leaves a nice bitterness, and a slick mouthfeel. Wish this had more going for it, but it appears to be nothing more than a nice refreshing bitter beer with not a lot else. Would I buy it again? Not likely with many better IPAs similarly priced.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1695) - 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 doesn’t 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 (6157) - 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 (1000) - 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 isn’t going to blow you away with originality but you won’t be unhappy either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
polo_marco (266) - 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 (986) - 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 (640) - 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 (1641) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (1243) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 8, 2016
Citrus pine aroma in a golden pour. Hop forward balance with a restrained fruity body that leads to a sustained bitter finish. A pleasant brew - but one that doesn’t stand out from the crowded field.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mdgraber64 (31) - Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2016
Easy to drink IPA. Not a heavy floral or citrusy aroma. Does not have a bitter finish. Good taste. For the beer fan that doesn't like a bitter IPA finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chalumeaux (949) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2016
Poured from draft Legion 227 deep copper color with a nice one finger white head. Aromas of bitter hops floral tones and dank citrus. Taste is caramel bitter hops and citrus.


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