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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Formerly known as Harpoon Leviathan Imperial IPA.

We welcomed the challenge of brewing a 90 IBU Imperial IPA that would showcase glorious American hops while maintaining a multi-dimensional character. Bring on the hops!

Description
This Imperial IPA is brewed with loads of pale malt and just enough caramel malt to provide a sweet malt backbone to balance the hop intensity. We used a mix of our favorite American hops including Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, and Amarillo to create a complex hop flavor and lingering bitterness. Harpoon’s proprietary yeast lends fruity esters, while dry-hopping at the rate of over one pound per barrel produces this beer’s massive aroma.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (636) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Nice bright orange translucent color with very small white head and messy lacing. Aroma is huge- could smell it right after opening and as the glass sits there too. Flavor has a sweet fruity, citric, piney punch up front and finishes a bit bitter. Nicely blended and can hardly taste the alcohol. Very good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5613) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle from Lizardville Rocky River. Clear light orange pour with a spotty white head. Lots of citrus and pine resin hops - both aroma and taste. Hop assertive but pretty well balanced. Solid brew.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
vectorborne5 (9) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
Good appearance and aroma, but spices are unbalanced and give this IPA an overly bitter after flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
artmcd8 (1299) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Orange color pour. Continuous slight head. Hoppy aroma. Slight bitter taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
TATE (265) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 30, 2013
On tap at the Nocturnem Draft Haus. Pours black with little head. For starters I’m not a fan of the style thus the low rating. I’m sure its well built for the style with the increasing arms race for who can brew the most hop resiny beer. There was a lot of heat with the high alcohol but no other flavor than the hop bitterness which does not allow your taste buds to taste anything else for about 30 minutes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1782) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 19, 2013
12oz bottle - pours orange with ivory head and fantastic lacing. Nose is grapefruit and overall citrus. Flavor adds caramel and floral hops. quite bitter with some sweetness to help balance. medium body. warms the body quickly (aka alcohol burn). dry finish. dangerously easy to drink for a 10% ABV beer. nothing extra for this IIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
watsonmd (12) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
overall pleasing, citrus hops, and complex palate. lingers, and is somewhat herbal. pleasing imperial IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeadyDE (424) - Delaware, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Amber color..bottle pour into snifter..pretty piney nose..taste is a nice hop bomb as the label states..juicy and citrus dominant with the sweet malt in there..filmy head stays and lingers and lacing is suprisingly good..bottle is a bit past prime..enjoy by 11/15/12..abv is fairly well masked..decent double from harpoon...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1858) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2013
An orange amber body with a white head that had some retention, but no lace. Aroma had some nice caramel malts. A nice blend of citrus and pine hops, leaning closer towards pine. Some floral hops. Flavor really showcased the pine hops and while assertive in now way was it dominating. Finish was slightly dry. Alcohol was well hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BradMc (6) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2012 does not count
From a bottle. Well balanced, almost to the point of being a little bland. Good flavour though. Easy drinking for an Imperial.


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