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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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!

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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (738) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Smells like straight orange juice. Heavy tropical fruit taste upfront. Big hop taste. Feel is a little cheap. Kind of boozy. Still pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (489) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Amber colored. Tastes of citrus and hops, though not too much hops. I also get a hint of honey, or something sweet, at the finish. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3155) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
Draught @ Rattle & Hum, NYC. Pours cloudy amber with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of hops with a citric touch to it and a subtle malty note. Sweetish, rather boozy onset, giving way to a hoppy symphony with angrassy epilogue. Heavy but good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5493) - Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a completely transparent full gold with off-white lacing. Smells solid too; hoppy and malty. Tastes like it smells, only more malty than hoppy. Average on the palate. Solid beer, but nothing special by DIPA standards.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (186) - - SEP 4, 2013
Sweet fruity nose. Molasses and hops, maybe some cinnamon. Great smelling beer. Sweet appley taste, malts and a heavy hop presence but not off putting like some of the other imperial ipas I’ve had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (521) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
Poured from 12 fl oz bottle. Clear orangey yellow (even slightly pink) with a full white head. Citrusy hop aroma. Sweet citrus flavour followed by piney hops and hint of malt. Very creamy texture.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcgavin12 (490) - Madison, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Cloudy orange pour with loads of hop, resin, and grapefruit on the nose. Notes of sweet caramel malt as well. The flavor is full bodied with long a lasting sweet and bitter balance. Boozey notes on the finish and makes for an overall amazing beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisFields (71) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2013 USA bottleAroma-very rich with a flowery spice and hops.Appearance-deep amber orange with a thin light head which disappeared quickly with little lacing.Taste-comes on strong and bitter, heavily laden with hops. More forceful than subtle or complex though certainly not bad.Palate-lightly carbonated not rough on the tongue but also not the smoothest either.Overall-a bold flavored ipa, a good one to try but not one i would likely search out.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle. Orange copper. Good clarity. Nose is a little floral, fruit, malt. Taste is a good balance of hop, fruit, citrus and malt. Nice and clean finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1201) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
A - pours reddish orange with no head. No lacing. S - candied citrus, citrus hops and soap lead to a solid caramel malt and dried fruits/grains (dog food). Hint of sweet tropical fruits and damp vegetation. M - wow, such a quiet dipa. So mellow. Medium body to flat middle. Low carb, sticky sweet end. T - quick soapy and candied citrus hops to a growing malt backbone. Caramel and bready malts. Very grainy with a hint of dark dry fruits. Very vegetal end. O - pretty good. Simple and quiet, but gets too malty as it warms. 3.3


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