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RATINGS: 660   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!

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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
caswayno (4) - USA - JUN 24, 2009 does not count
Nice job harpoon grapefruit grapefruit grapefruit dogfish head look out harpoons back in the game this is what iíve been waiting for in a iipa

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RickReallyBrew (56) - 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!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bumbax (4) - san sebastian, PUERTO RICO - DEC 21, 2012 does not count
Pours orange-ish color, thin head. Big abv but bareley noticeable, agressive hop character but balanced by its malty presence. Great beer. Loved it.

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.

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

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
toczik (37) - Hollywood, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Really malty and strong in flavor. Itís dark bottle hides the dark amber color of the beer. An amazing experience.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2012 This was only sampled at Yardhouse but it is very smooth without having too much hop domination. The malt holds up just enough to not let the hop destroy your palate. Caramel and fruit and a distinct hoppy bitterness in the finish. A new favorite.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours clear amber in color with foamy white head. Aroma sweet and citrus hops. Taste strong grapefruit and citrus hops with bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kurtzj (11) - Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Served in a wine glass at Austin Flying Saucer. One finger off-white head over golden body. Hops dominate smell and taste with a hint of grapefruit up front. Very highly carbonated. The high alcohol is masked well. Fantastic IPA!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
olafurson (3) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2009 does not count
Yum! Wonderful apricot/peach taste, crazy big grapefruit/hop character.


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