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Harpoon UFO Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
UFO Pale Ale is our twist on a traditional British Pale Ale. It pours a vibrant amber color with a medium malt body and an assertive hop character throughout. This beer is well balanced, with grassy, flowery hop flavors and aromatics. Like the rest of our UFO beers we leave it UnFiltered for more natural taste, a soft, full mouthfeel, and a distinctive cloudy appearance. UFO Pale Ale is perfect for an autumn’s evening, a night out or just a change of pace. We hope you enjoy drinking it as much as we enjoy brewing it! Cheers!


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2300) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2011
light and caustic mothfeel with taste of something like citrus hop. tart and tangy with light carbonation and lemony like an alka seltzer. bottle date 3/11/11

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 29, 2011
12oz Bottle, purchased at People’s Liquor - Warwick, RI. I must say, right off the bat that I count the idea of bottling an unfiltered hoppy pale ale as up there as stupid. Trying to see through this unfortunate bias, I’m greeted with a nice potent grassy hop aroma and a mild, clean, fresh-tasting beer. Rich, full bodied and a reasonable pale ale. It’s even not lack luster, thin, flat and flavorless like most English Pale Ales that I encounter in the states. I appreciate that it has the best by date written right on the neck, so that I can know that while drinking this beer exactly two weeks past that point that it’s still holding on okay.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3582) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2011
(bottle - 12 oz) Slightly hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Mild hop and caramel malt aroma with some hints of grass and hay. Mild bitter hops at the start of the flavor mixed with some citrus and floral notes. Very lightly bitter finish at the end with a light and lingering aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Had under the name John Durgin Ale. Lemongrass and hops aroma for this hazy gold pour. Hops, lemons and pine with a banana finish. Light and too carbonated on the ending for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rjplumer (454) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Has a nice fruity aroma that isn’t overpowering. It leaves a nice zing to your tongue between carbonation and overall taste. has a soft milky amber peach color. I am nicely surprised by this one. I picture this as a nice spring or summer offering. I would definitely buy this one again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jblauvs (1345) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Hazy peach pour. Fizzy offwhite head. Aroma is flowery, caramel malt, some dough, resin. Palate is light-medium. Flavor is grassy, some light grain, caramel malt. nice bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (1018) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Sampled at the brewery in Boston. Hop aroma like crazy, but with a bit of fruit and maltiness.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scarletfire65 (978) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Pours a pretty, hazy golden copper. Firm 2 finger head. Aroma of citrusy hops, grapefruit zest. The palate is watery, light bodied, mildly hopped. Not too impressed at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. There is no noticeable freshness date on the label. Appearance: On top sits a good two finger head made from an aggressive pour. Under the head is a warm cloudy amber colored brew. As I drink it makes some slick lacing on the glass. Smell: The aroma has a nice bready and yeast like character with a light fruity estery note. Hops are light for the style but they also add a little fruity citrus and floral character. Taste/Palate: There is a simple but nice medium bodied mix of sweet bready malt and yeast with slight hints of hops and fruity esters. The hops pop out a little more deep into the slow finish. Its texture is smooth with mellow yet active carbonation. Notes: This is a nice easy drinking and average pale ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Nothing special here. Good not great. Pine and grapefruit with a lingering bitter finish.


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