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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our brewers version the India Pale Ale style of beer, it is the overall most popular of our 5 flagship ales at the Harmon. It is also the first beer brewed on the original equipment in august 1997. The recipe has evolved throughout the years, but has remained the same since 2006. The Point Defiance IPA uses Columbus and Centennial hops for bitterness and flavor, plus ten pounds of Amarillo hops to dry hop. Four types of malted barleys make up the grain bill. This is the brewers "favorite child". 6.1% ABV and 70 IBUs.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
k9coug (114) - USA - APR 1, 2014
Roll this beer if drinking from the bottle, as it was separated. Very dry and bitter on the bottom. Refreshingly did not have grapefruit profile that a lot of big IPAs have nowadays.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (788) - Duvall, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2017
Draft pour at brewery, about time I made it down here. Light golden pour thin bubbly head. Hoppy taste, floral tropical notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (5718) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Harmon Tap Room, Tacoma. Soft foam, bright gold. Pale sweet fruity hop, rather nice. Grassy and fairly clean. A little amber malt flavor. Alright.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
donandres (515) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - OCT 28, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2016 schooner at the Harmon taproom in Tacoma lunch special sight: light amber small off white foam hazy smell very fragrant hoppy taste: very bitter side then roof of mouth long bitter finish feel:medium carbonation long bitter aftertaste oa: very good beer drank:10/28/2016 2:00 PM

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2016
Rating #2086- 2015.09.27 #CraftTakesSeattle Day 4, Beer 188 - Bottleshare - Lots of sprucey, piney, herbal notes rupting from this foaming amber pour. earthy, toasty biscuit malt with floral, zesty, herbal hop bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (4705) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle from Harvest Foods grocery store in Moses Lake. Medium amber with thick fluffy head. Malts edge out the hops ever so slightly, but overall a nice blend. Some sweet, some astringent, dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kayres (868) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Orange with a thin white head. Dull hop aroma. Crisp citrus flavor with the balance toward the hops. Fresh floral and a bit green ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (7374) - Utah, USA - JAN 12, 2015
22oz bottle picked up at Yokes
Pours cloudy golden with a medium sized off white head, good lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel, dusty and pine. Taste is malty, sweet caramel, earthy and pine resin
A decent IPA, a little too malty for me though but it does have a nice pine resin bitterness in the finish to help with the malty sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18701) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Keg at the Harmon Taproom on St Helens, 07/11/14. Hazed golden orange with moderate off white spotting. Nose is pine, grapefruit, orange pith, mandarin, light skunky hops. Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, pine, hoppy wanderings, orange pith. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a bitter hoppy linger. Decent enough IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14377) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Draft - Pine and Skunky hops. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Skunky pine, nice bitterness and a bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (3573) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Draft pour at 192 lake trail taproom. From my notes. Pours a copper color with an incredible fresh hop aroma. This beer had me from there. Nice, hoppy IPA thats simple to drink and very refreshing. Finishes slightly on the bitter side. Really enjoyed this one.


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