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RATINGS: 664   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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!

Description
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. Harpoonís proprietary yeast lends fruity esters, while dry-hopping at the rate of over one pound per barrel produces this beerís massive aroma.


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2009
12-oz bottle. Aroma clean and citrusy. A beautiful clear golden orange color with a substantial white head. Nice looking beer. Surprisingly sweet with just a touch of alcohol taste. Typical hoppy aftertaste with grapefruit notes, but the sweetness lingers. Creamy, almost oily feel. A pleasant beer to drink. Approachable for those that are not "hardcore" IPA drinkers.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (9444) - 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, didnít seem that fresh either.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (699) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2015
IPA 濃い〜、ホッ&

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1055) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (114) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Off white head with decent lacing. Dark golden color. Looks malty. Smells malty! And boozy. Citrus hops, but you can tell the malts will win this battle. Good hop flavor but it fades to sweetness very quickly. I think I taste bananas. Very little lingering bitterness, but itís boozy. Syrupy and sweet, but drinkable despite. Good IPA, if a little sweet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto (2772) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 14, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy dark amber, fluffy two-finger ivory head, streamers of lace. Big caramel malt begins this brew, with equally strong hops joining on the swallow. Both parts push aggressively through a long lingering finish. I donít know how much of this I can stand in one session, but 12 ounces is plenty to savor. Highly recommended.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RickReallyBrew (66) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2015
This is one of the most unique imperial IPAs Iíve tasted, and they are usually unique. I canít place my finger on what the flavor is that is tickling my fancy. Something in the blend of malts and hops is extraordinary. Wow!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (681) - Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2015
Clear copper color with light tan head. Sweet boozy citrus (orange peel) hop aroma. boozy orange citrus with bitter orange peel finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2015
True massive aroma. Hoppy hoppy hoppy. Great complexity in hop flavors. An excellent XXIPA

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (172) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2015
On tap while at harpoon brewery. Really amazing aftertaste. Crazy back of the tongue bitterness to it. Very good beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerbaron90 (6) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2015 does not count
One of the best double ipaís I have had. Beautiful color and great bitter,citrusy taste. I had it on tap from the source.


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