NateBarnett (69) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a transparent golden tone with minimal head. Aroma is very sweet citrus, grapefruit with underlying floral notes. Taste is overwhelmingly sweet, with a spicy (peppery), bitter aftertaste. The alcohol isn’t in-your-face, but it doesn’t try to hide either. Elements aren’t well balanced here, ending with an almost sickeningly sweet and sticky result.
sickboy79 (66) - USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A good solid Imerial IPA from the brewers of my favorite IPA - Harpoon. Big hoppy front with lots of boozy taste. Finishes with a malty backbone and a floral taste. Great stuff. I’d buy it again. Not my favorite Imperial IPA but, SUPER GOOD!
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a thick, white head. Color is a peachy-amber with a moderate-high carbonation. Aroma is very piny and resinous. Taste is much more smooth and approachable than the initial aroma would indicate. Although not the most unique or memorable IIPA, it is both balanced and a solid example of the style.
anggrec (64) - Delaware, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle to tulip. Nice dark amber color. Piney fruity aroma and very bitter malty fruity flavor. Not a fan of imperials but this is pretty good.
daliesque (60) - Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is like, significantly better than the other things I sampled at harpoon. Smelled pretty nice: floral, hoppy, herby, but comparatively, smells good. not too sweet.This one actually has a taste that carried throughout, nice hops, good balance, and finish.
rahmdog (55) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a fairly transparent amber with a decent white cream head. Aroma is of aromatic floral hops and toasted malt. The flavor mimics this but begins with sweet floral hops and flows into sweeter roasted malt that almost completely cover up the ending bitter. I am not a fan of real big roasted malt flavor and this beer gets dangerously close, could actually use more hops. While failing to rise to the upper echelons where 90min dwells, this is nonetheless a fantastic beer and one I would love to try on tap.
dashiell22 (51) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a terrific DIPA. Great hop aroma, but what really sticks out is the long malt aftertaste. Went great with homemade pizza with fresh mozzarella. This beer is strong, however, which wasn’t all that evident in the taste. Probably why I drank three bottles in one sitting and regretted it come morning. I haven’t had many Harpoon’s--their IPA wasn’t great, nor was their summer beer--but this one, my first Leviathan, restores my confidence. Will definitely buy again.
ajbitt (47) - , Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: earthy, sage, rosemary, lemon grass, PINEY. Apperence: Standard, on the light side IPA. Flavor: Slightly sweet, nice Cascade hops (not bitter hops), rich for a very short finish. Palate. Smooth, buy VERY brief finish.Clean finish. Shorter experience than any other IPA finishes. Overall Impression: Great beer, just too short in the overall finish. You can drink this beer like some sh!tty light American light beer and get drunk fast.
thoramel (42) - Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice thick head that lasted for a medium amount of time. Creamy mouth feel excellent balance of bitterness and malt. Good example of an Imperial IPA.
mmmkay (41) - - JUN 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma from this one is very refreshing. Pretty good level of alcohol. Big hop character and smooth malty finish.
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