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RATINGS: 1569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2011 (12 ounce bottle - shaker glass) pours a clear golden yellow color. Has a hoppy aroma. Taste is a light malt. Has a hoppy clean aftertaste.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (1034) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle. Dark burnt orange gold with big lacing. Orange malted tangerine all the way. Light floral aspects. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (365) - - JUN 24, 2015
At Myrtle Beach. Light gold color, translucent. Decent nose - floral and citrus. Taste is crisp but simple - some grapefruit and caramel, and a muted hop presence. Decent but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (619) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Date: June 24, 2015...Vessel: basic table glass...Occasion: last day of a three-day trip to Point Pleasant...Appearance: golden peach, effervescent body; white, creamy, half-finger head; body is transparent; glass drains with vibrant lacing... Aroma: as advertised, a caramel malt and citric hop blend that balances favorably; secondary hints of pine, orange, and melon make for an alluring entrance...Palate: peaceful, soft start; a bit thin, but the malts add a creamy, medium-bodied finish... Taste: the caramel malts take the lead, giving way to slightly bitter hops; drinkable and refreshing, with soft fruit and almost no pine...an East Coast IPA that could almost be a pale ale in profile...Overall: a nice match for a sunny, poolside beach day, with no overwhelming features to suggest a nuanced or groundbreaking beer; having been at this game a while, Harpoon deserves credit for doing what they do well, and this is a standard I recall from my early drinking days...a vacation-worthy beer...

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Handypaul (316) - - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber and with what little head it has, it is gone in a moment leaving no lacing. Weak aroma of bread, medium bitter in a thin body, no sweetness whatsoever or malt, average carbo, and a very long, very bitter finish. Not well balanced but watery.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lifesaver (4) - Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2015 does not count
My go to beer. Good hoppy flavor, good citrus notes, not too bitter. Highly drinkable any day of the week, all occasions. Love this beer!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
raoul_duke (167) - - MAY 16, 2015
22oz bomber from wegmans. Nice pine on the nose. Plenty of carbonation with a very foamy white head. Red highlights on an orange/tan body. A bit lackluster on flavor. There is a touch of heat as well as some funk. Not great but still palatable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kustie (388) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Golden color with thick white head. Aroma has some citrus and malt. Taste is malty sweet with only little bitter taste. Flavors of pine, malt, caramel. A bit waterish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EatMore73 (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a hazy dark yellow/gold with a small fizzy white head. Light aroma of grainy malts, flowery hops, caramel and citrus. Taste of sweet malts and floral hops. Good carbonation and a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (946) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 14, 2015
Słodki cukierkowy aromat, bardzo fajny trochę guma balonowa, trochę cukierki. Złoty, klarowne, średnia piana. W smaku bardziej wytrawne. Płytkie, nieco wodniste. W posmaku troszkę goryczki.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Piw (377) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - APR 5, 2015
12 fl oz Flasche. Klar und golden. Minimale Schaumkrone. Fruchtiges Aroma. Milder Abgang.


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