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Harpoon Leviathan Red Squared
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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This is not your traditional red ale. Leviathan Red Squared is aggressively hopped with Galaxy and Citra over a California ale yeast. The end result is an intense hop experience, with ?oral and citric notes, paired with a mellow malt bill. Some would call it imperial. We prefer Red, Squared.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11123) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
Tap at the Pony Bar UES - NYC. Pours clear, rich copper-red with a fine, creamy head. Big nose, dripping with pine and caramel, some sweat and ripe orange. Huge flavor as well, modestly boozy, with lots of caramel malts, some brown sugar, assertive bitterness of heavy pine, lightly toasted grass, ripe grapefruit and orange, along with some berries and dirt. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, quite resinous and sticky, with lots of dirt, earth and grass, some melon and papaya, toffee and caramel. Lingering dirty grass in the aftertaste. Malts toasted to the point where they give off suggestions of cocoa. It ainít a subtle beer, but itís alright.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
A clear dar brown ale with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light molasses. In mouth, a smooth sweet caramel with cinnamon notes, butterscotch, fruity esters, a bit cloying. On tap at Sunset Grill, July 15, 2012.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Nikkiís Liquors. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee and caramel malts with herbal and resin hops. The taste is citrus and resin hops, some earthiness, and toffee malts. Medium bodied and refreshing. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear brown amber with a medium sized beige head that deflates steadily and quickly. Huge spicy hops on the nose, very pungent, deep citrus and chewy malt that picks up a tiny bit of oxidized fruit. Medium to thick bodied, warm alcohol comes through early on, but itís not overly boozy, somewhat sweet and sticky. A touch of earthy pungent hops and malt. Spicy into the finish, gentle bitterness lingers for a while. Tasty enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
My bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry. Pours a deep orange-amber with an average size long-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, a decent amount of hops, fruit, light spices and some sugary sweetness. Flavour of caramel malt, lots of hops, light spices and some alcohol in the big bitter finish. Medium bodied. I quite liked this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4943) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a medium nut brown color with a large creamy orange-tan head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was a bit roasty and had a harsh fruity and floral hop presence. The flavor was bitter and harsh pine and fruity hops with undertones of bread an pepper. Medium length finish of pine, fruity hops, bread and pepper. Medium body. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4423) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Pours light mahogany into a snifter. White head receded to hug rim. Dark caramel and resin aromas. Medium bodied and dry with dark toffee and molaases upfront turning to bitter resin on the lasting earthy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
This one poured a lighter red color with a beige head. Aroma was of toasted malt, caramel, and herbal hops. Flavor was similar, a typical imperial red, too malty and bitter hops.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4223) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
The aroma is very hoppy with pine and citrus as well as yeast and caramel malt. The appearance is amber with a large foamy head. The taste is very bitter and astringent with pretty much hops dominating a caramel malt. The palate is smooth. Overall I like whats here but itís way to boozy and astringent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3978) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2012
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and bitter hops plus some caramel and lightly toasted malts. Flavor the same. Smooth to thicker texture. A pretty good beer.


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