Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, clear, golden, piney hops, dry, bitter finish. Need something floral or fruity.
Michbeerlover (140) - - APR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nicely balanced. Alcohol well hidden for 10%. Very clear beer. Aroma is more malty than hoppy, but has a good hop bite, nice.....
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bconger (138) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper pour with a medium, creamy head and good lacing. Immediately hit with big, piney hops and some warm spice. Bitter orange and grapefruit rind on top of honey maltiness. Boozy, sharp finish. Maybe it’s just that this is the first DIPA I’ve had in awhile, but I’m really enjoying this beer.
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
orange pour with a thin white head. Hop aroma is spectacular. big floral and citrus notes, maybe a little booze too. nice hop bite in the taste, maybe a little overshadowed by the booze. real nice bitterness on the finish. Tasty brew
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with some amber nice 1-2" white head. Aromas of citrus:apritcot, orange and some piney grapefruit with some sweet sugary malts. Candied citrus right up front followed by a rush of bitter hop(pine) and some dark sugar, carmel malt. Pretty well balanced, I think it could be better with a few months cellaring. Enjoyable none the less
Pookie9121 (122) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz Bottle. Pours a nice amber color. Light to medium white head. Smells of hops. Tastes of hops and malt. Very good beer. Recommended.
mcc5468 (121) - USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light orange color. The head is about medium. Aroma is packed full of hops. Taste is fairly typical of a DIPA - hoppy with alcohol undertones. Alcohol is not overwhelming but the taste is there. Overall a pretty good DIPA but I hoped for better from Harpoon.
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown with an orange twinge. Perfectly cleary with a thick white head that dies down pretty quick, but good lacing.
The nose is hoppy, somewhat sweet and very citrusy.
Thicker than I expected, coats the tounge a bit with a light carbonation.
Sweet, hoppy and quite carmelly, but relatively balanced by the citrus. The finsih is bitter and somewhat alcoholly.
Better than most Harpoon offerings, but not still not amazing.
Coltrane (108) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice IPA, although a bit sweet with not enough hop bitterness to counteract it. Nice citrus/flower taste and smell, but it doesn;t quite cut through the Double IPA market. Certainly well worth trying though. But a 4 pack is more than enough.
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hops! Lots of great hop bittering, though you don't get as much aroma as you might think. Pours a great clear amber, light head. A nice touch of dryness on the finish
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