brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear gold with a one inch head of white. Retention is moderate, with the head fading to a skim coat within two minutes.
Aromatics are fairly pungent and piney. Grapefruit, melons, and spruce resin follow through with a hint of butterscotch.
Medium bodied and a bit chewy. A creamy and crisp mouthfeel.
Pine dew, spruce bark, melon rinds, and grapefruit start the palate. Light malt, warming alcohol, and buttery undertones follow through.
Bitterness is firm and lingering, and the brew is nicely drying.
Finishes with a sustaining bitterness, warming alcohol, shades of grapefruit zest and conifer tannins.
Pretty damn tasty. One of Harpoons best in my book. The hopping is pretty agressive, and this is a big beer.
I prefer a more tropical, floral type hop profile though, and the buttery undertones detract.
rdixon77 (746) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, but nothing special double ipa. Brighter amber orange. Citrus and malt heavy in the nose. Big sweetness. More piney and caramely in the taste. Thin mouthfeel for a 10%er.
salvaticas (439) - - AUG 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour. Bright amber, clear. Great, well balanced palate. Strong hoppy flavor with malt. Intense.
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Tonkun (872) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Light copper pour with a big white head. Citrus, grapefruit, pine, floral. Medium body but big bitter pineness. Nice IPA. A bit more body would balance this out nice
jandd1983 (2580) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a clear amber/orange color with a white head. The aroma was of sweet caramel malts, a little citrus and a touch earthy hops. The taste was of caramel sweetness, medium to heavy sweet for IIPA, pretty big bitterness, more citrus and a touch pine. Nice.
yiannnos (867) - , CYPRUS - AUG 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour. Hoppy aroma. Sweet, malty, boozy, hoppy, finishes with medium bitterness
ZacM612 (144) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color with thin white head. Big hoppy IPA aroma. Flavor has a nice bitter/sweet balance. Obvious high alcohol content.
tmongoose (1312) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared. Pours a bright medium orange color. With white head and decent lacing. Aroma is strong malt with lots of hops on the nose. The flavor is a very nice blend of hops up front and malt. Nice bitterness throughout.
JK (4475) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Harpoon. Copper color. Bitter hop aroma. Flavor has sweet malt and bitter hops. Full palate on this beer and some flavor pg alcohol as well.
TXBadger (1398) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Don’t know if I got a bad bottle or what, but I did not like this one at all. Poured an amber color with off-white head. Lots of floral notes on this, too much for me; followed onto the palate. Finished with a bitter note that was unpleasant.
ROBC3366 (664) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, medium amber, very lacey. Full body, medium flavor density, rich, Bitter dominating sweet taste, balanced, long palate. Grapefruity
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