Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 1616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.

chickenflea's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
The beer pours a pale golden color with a small head that fades quickly to a film. Good lacing. The aroma is good, but not outstanding. Hops are have a floral aroma. Not sure what kind of hops are used, but the aroma does not seem to match the taste. The beer has a fruity sweetness. Bitter, yes, but not overly bitter and certainly not raspy like some of the continental hops. The combination is unique. Flavor is soft and pillowy compared to a lot of American IPAs. I like it, but it is certainly not typical. This makes the second IPA this week I have tried with unconventional taste/aroma. The other was Great Divide . The beer is immensely drinkable. Accessible for those just getting to know IPAs; but different enough to be interesting to the initiated. The texture is medium. Lower carbonation keeps it soft in the mouth as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saledio89 (7) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2016 does not count
From 12oz bottle. Pours golden yellow, with average white head, good retention and solid lacing. Taste little hoppy, flowers, citrus. Medium bodied. Smooth at the end. Good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepatrickman (835) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Can on a boat. As unabashedly old-school as they come. This is the kind of beer that probably blew New England palates away in 1993, but I’m secretly happy that it’s still being pumped out. Sure, the flavor is really restrained compared to today’s NE DIPA hop bombs, but the world needs a solid, boring, and local old-school IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (12505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2016
Keg at A back-alley boozer in Mayfair. It pours clear amber with a substantial off-white head. The aroma is pretty pleasant - sweet, sticky, juicy, plenty of orange marmalade, peach and some pine on the back-end. The taste is bitter - sweet, pine, toasted grain, some grass, orange marmalade, toffee and a touch of spice with a drying finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. I imagine this was pretty stand-out beer back in the day, but in 2016 it is pretty damn average. Remains drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Narizao84 (21) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Very good beer. Deep in taste and feel. Palate is quite strong. Color is great. Deep and smooth. Brownish with good stickyness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thechasm442 (774) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Draft. Mostly clear burnt orange with a thin white head and ok lacing. Aroma is bread with some floral hops and pine. Taste is more malt forward with floral hops, mild citrus, and a little caramel. Average mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (6407) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2016
355ml bottle. Crystal clear, amber colour with small to average, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting and lacing, white head. Slightly citrusy and minimally grassy, hoppy aroma, hints of lemon tea, a touch of dried banana. Taste is minimally citrusy hoppy, caramel malty basis, hints of lemon tea, dry finish with a slightly strange touch of dried banana, banana leaves.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgil68 (16) - - AUG 15, 2016
Overly floral not much on citrus and malt to balance. Good color and slight creamy white head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (2533) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
On tap at Dodd Stadium in Connecticut. Nice to find an IPA at a minor league ball game, even if it is a rather mediocre one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (799) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2016
12 oz bottle. Hazy, dark golden, thin white head, decent lace.Aroma ifs citrusy, orange, pine, light caramel malt. Flavor is pine, orange. There is a touch of alcohol heat too, even though this isn’t tall that high of abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
17Beer (215) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Citrus scents, mostly oranges and hops. Orange gold pour with fast dissipating medium bubble head. Very sour hoppy flavor. Crisp and drinkable. Nicely balanced IPA.

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