fitch256 (32) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ brewery. I really enjoyed this one. A strong but not overpowering floral aroma with a hint of citrus. A bright orange-golden color. The flavor is intense, very hoppy and bitter but still very drinkable. This one’s a sipping beer, it really can hit you hard. Nonetheless, a great beer for those who enjoy lots of hop flavor.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours yellowish with white head. Not so nice. Aroma with tons of bitter citrus, honey, some flowery notes, and slight herbal tones. Flavor is resiny citrus, grapefruit and lemon, with a long bitter finish. Slight caramel in the background, but very little malt to speak of. Decently full palate. Very bitter.
rocbyter (2000) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong hop aroma with big hints of citrus. Clear light orange color with a small white head. Sweet hop flavor in the beginning with a finish that gets moderately bitter.
WeeHeavySD (3362) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bonused from RCL and Tweety. Pours orange with a 2 finger tan bubbly head. Nose is sweet and some what soapy. Taste is sweet and somewhat citrussy. Overall ok, but not good by west coast standards.
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a slightly hazy amber golden with a small, off-white head. Fresh hop aroma - citrus and pine. Quite full-bodied with caramel and fruit and a distinct hoppy bitterness in the finish. 010209
JugOPunch (83) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good citrus and floral aroma even detected a hint of bubblegum? The flavor is a bit less potent and complex than the aroma but that isn’t particularly unusual. Astringent bitterness on the end. Nice mouthfeel and good body without being too heavy. No trace of alcohol. This definitely rises above the normal Harpoon offering and actually stands up very well against the Founders Double Trouble I just had. I definitely wasn’t expecting this.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear darker golden with a small white froth. Peachy grapefruit aroma with some toasted caramel malts, slightly perfumy. First taste is big salty hops, bit of piney bitterness, very salty, light caramel and citrus. Fruity finish. Very smooth medium body, creamy mouthful with fine soft fizzling carbonation. A solid well balanced brew but nothing new or really interesting. Does a good job not seeming like a 10% beer.
mansquito (4649) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden amber color with a nice slightly off-white head (very slightly). Aroma is citrusy and has a piny hop smell. The beer has a sweet bready malt undertone all the way through. The hops come out hard in the bitter finish and there is also a bitter aftertaste soon after. Full feel to the beer, but not too thick. The taste is not overly complex, but the beer is very drinkable and all the flavors are done very right.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz - Clear orange, thick creamy white head. Rich pine and juicy grapefruit nose with soft underlying toasted sweet malt. Further floral peachy-like tones emerge at room temperature. Intense resiny citric hop bitterness up front that rides a lightly sweetened malt backbone. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Harpoon!? Hard to believe. This brew is bitter without a doubt, but is meant for nothing more than a hop fix. For this, it worked quite well for me...
zach8270 (4003) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 (bottle - 12 oz) Golden pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma has tons of citrus, flowers, grapefruit, and spicy hops. Flavor is all bitter and peppery hops and alcohol. No balance from malts. All you taste is hop and citrus. Finish is bitter and pepper and lasts forever. No balance whatsoever.