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RATINGS: 664   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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!

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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (788) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Amber colored. Tastes of citrus and hops, though not too much hops. I also get a hint of honey, or something sweet, at the finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (4388) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
Draught @ Rattle & Hum, NYC. Pours cloudy amber with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of hops with a citric touch to it and a subtle malty note. Sweetish, rather boozy onset, giving way to a hoppy symphony with angrassy epilogue. Heavy but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6570) - Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a completely transparent full gold with off-white lacing. Smells solid too; hoppy and malty. Tastes like it smells, only more malty than hoppy. Average on the palate. Solid beer, but nothing special by DIPA standards.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (279) - - SEP 4, 2013
Sweet fruity nose. Molasses and hops, maybe some cinnamon. Great smelling beer. Sweet appley taste, malts and a heavy hop presence but not off putting like some of the other imperial ipas I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (777) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
Poured from 12 fl oz bottle. Clear orangey yellow (even slightly pink) with a full white head. Citrusy hop aroma. Sweet citrus flavour followed by piney hops and hint of malt. Very creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Cloudy orange pour with loads of hop, resin, and grapefruit on the nose. Notes of sweet caramel malt as well. The flavor is full bodied with long a lasting sweet and bitter balance. Boozey notes on the finish and makes for an overall amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisFields (95) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2013 USA bottleAroma-very rich with a flowery spice and hops.Appearance-deep amber orange with a thin light head which disappeared quickly with little lacing.Taste-comes on strong and bitter, heavily laden with hops. More forceful than subtle or complex though certainly not bad.Palate-lightly carbonated not rough on the tongue but also not the smoothest either.Overall-a bold flavored ipa, a good one to try but not one i would likely search out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle. Orange copper. Good clarity. Nose is a little floral, fruit, malt. Taste is a good balance of hop, fruit, citrus and malt. Nice and clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1366) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
A - pours reddish orange with no head. No lacing. S - candied citrus, citrus hops and soap lead to a solid caramel malt and dried fruits/grains (dog food). Hint of sweet tropical fruits and damp vegetation. M - wow, such a quiet dipa. So mellow. Medium body to flat middle. Low carb, sticky sweet end. T - quick soapy and candied citrus hops to a growing malt backbone. Caramel and bready malts. Very grainy with a hint of dark dry fruits. Very vegetal end. O - pretty good. Simple and quiet, but gets too malty as it warms. 3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2536) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2013
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated Best By 10/15/13. The pour is a well carbonated golden amber. The aroma has a nice malty sweetness with floral hops evening it off. The body is medium to bold. The taste has an incredibly sweet maltiness up front like caramel and toffee and then the punchy hop bitterness roars in from behind. With each sip the hops get bolder. Excellent dry bitterness on the backside. This beer evolves as it nears the end.

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