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RATINGS: 652   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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!

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. Harpoonís proprietary yeast lends fruity esters, while dry-hopping at the rate of over one pound per barrel produces this beerís massive aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1439) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle (from backlog). Big orange color with even bigger citrus and hoppy aromas. This smells great. Sweet upfront and slightly piney at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2013
From bottle. Pours bright orange in color with decent white head. A little lacing as it goes down. Aroma was all grapefruit. Taste added bready malt, a little pine and clean crispy bitter bite. Medium to light mouth feel. Very drinkable as the ABV does not show up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2221) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a nice golden orange color with a small head that quickly fades. Aroma is packed with citrus, pine, and floral hops. A hint of malt comes through too. Taste has a very slightly sweetness at first and turns extremely bitter by the finish. Lots of citrus and floral hops throughout and thereís just enough malt to give a bit of a backbone. Finish is long, very bitter and floral. This is a solid Imperial IPA but itís not very memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 3, 2013
Some floral notes in the aroma, some burn behind that. A bit stale palate, with hops but also slightly alcaholic finish. Was expecting more

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (689) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7103) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
artmcd8 (1847) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Orange color pour. Continuous slight head. Hoppy aroma. Slight bitter taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
TATE (308) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 30, 2013
On tap at the Nocturnem Draft Haus. Pours black with little head. For starters Iím not a fan of the style thus the low rating. Iím 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2250) - 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.

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