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RATINGS: 675   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.

Zaprozdower's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbeer (745) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Amber/copper color with small off white head. Floral hops and malty aroma. Medium body, some carbonation and a little alcohol. Flavor is sweet up front, pretty malty, orange hops, off dry finish. Pretty good, balanced, not that complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (788) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle. Mostly clear copper with a thin white head and average lacing. Aroma is mostly tropical with floral hops, pine, and caramel. Taste is hop forward with tropical and pine. Caramel rounds it out. A bit Thicker and sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (800) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2016
12 oz bottle. Clear amber, tight tan head, nice lace. aroma is caramel malt, citrus, pine, resin, earth. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, backed by pine, citrus and earth. Flavor is malty up front, with caramel, and toast, and then the hops creep in. Orange, grapefruit, pine, resin. Finish is long and citrusy bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (1340) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy dark gold color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is full of hops and pine. The taste is a close match to the aroma. A really good IPA.

   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 (134) - - 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 (1733) - 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 (2803) - 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.

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