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RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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. Harpoon’s proprietary yeast lends fruity esters, while dry-hopping at the rate of over one pound per barrel produces this beer’s massive aroma.

TATE's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
TATE (400) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 30, 2013
On tap at the Nocturnem Draft Haus. Pours black with little head. For starters I’m not a fan of the style thus the low rating. I’m 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 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HarryPlopper (57) - - MAR 25, 2016
Citrusy aroma. Dark orange and amber color, with very little head or lacing poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Bright citrusy taste comma with sweet notes. No bitter aftertaste and a very clean pallet. For an IPA, this is quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Seannpc (128) - - MAR 11, 2016
Clean aroma with citrus overtones. Golden color with no cloudiness. Malty start and slightly bitter finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danjo312 (107) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
Geil. Schön dunkelgelb, toller kleiner Kopf. Extrem trüb. Viel Hopfenballast. Geruch tropische Früchte. Malzig. Lecker. Geschmacklich genau so. Sehr alkoholisch. Ziemlich bitter, aber erfrischend. Sehr gutes Bier! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mountainforest (131) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Halloween Party 2015 from Jeff L. Delicious. Creamiest and sweetest IPA I’ve ever had. Lots of subtle notes. Pace yourself with 10% alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrNosha (1398) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2015
0,33l Flasche. Extremer Hopfenduft. Grapefruit und Trockenobst. Goldenes Gelb. Geschmack noch extremer. Getrocknete Aprikose und Grapefruit. Süße und Alkohol merkt man deutlich!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2270) - GREECE - AUG 17, 2015
355ml bottle at home. Hazy orange amber color with off white head. Hoppy and light malty aroma, citrusy fruity, grapefruit, pine, caramel. Sweet and heavy bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1880) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle. Honey and raisin aroma. Full caramalt, boozy, and citrusy resiny hop taste. Boozy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (10584) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle 355ml @ Harpoon Tap Room - Terminal A, Logan Airport (BOS), Boston, MA
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, floral, herbal and citrus. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, boozy, caramel, floral, grass and citrus finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Way too strong, sweet and malty for my liking, didn’t seem that fresh either.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (1086) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2015
IPA 濃い〜、ホッ&

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1332) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Amber color ;perfect , off-white head. Tropical , fruity madness in the aroma . Caramel malt , pine and grapefruits in taste. Strong , hoppy bitterness in finish.

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