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RATINGS: 1622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Filtered and force carbonated.
Ingredients: Water, Three malts, including a 2-row pale, Northwest Cascade Hops, and Yeast.
This copper colored ale is floral, medium bodied, with a crisp, refreshing finish. Originally our summer seasonal in 1993, it is now available year-round. Harpoon IPA was ranked atop both domestic and imported IPAs by Beer Connoisseur Magazine.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2004
reasonable but slightly muted. citric aroma, quite sweet but with moderately bitter finish. just lacking in guts

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2004
Sampled at one of the best bars on the planet. 75 taps, waitresses in School girl outfits, live music and pool tables. What more can you ask? This is yet another typical good IPA with a nice balanced bitterness in the palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Pale, copper colored, see through with small white head. Head has poor retention and is not frothy like a really good IPA is. Aroma is hoppy-- straw and citrus. Has a light malty flavor with a moderately hoppy middle and a decent, but not too strong, hoppy aftertaste. Fairly decent, but not one of the best IPAs around.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Slightly bitter/grapefruity hops. Pretty nice hoppy aroma and a bit of sweet malt in there too. Effervescent yet smooth palate.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Not a bad IPA, refreshing and crisp, several of these goes down easy. Nice aroma of hops, but not overpowering. A little malt body but not too sweet. Quite tasty

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2004
floral, honey-like aroma. sweet, nice hop bite. clean, refreshing palate. more flavorful than i expected, being an east coast ipa and all. not bad at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
savannah (37) - columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Pretty good. Nice golden color and head that stick to sides of glass. Definite hop aroma;clean and refreshing. Nice mouth feel, medium-high carbonation but doesnt bite. Clean hop flavor thats balanced well with malt. Very drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4900) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Bottle. Medium sized creamy and smooth white head and fine-large sized bubbles that mostly diminished. Carbonated, transparent and a straw yellow hue. Malty, hoppy and a sweet aroma with a mostly hoppy flavor. The mouthfeel was fairly smooth. This was a medium bodied beer with very sparse lacing.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thedm (5881) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2004
This bottled brew poured a large sized head of fine to medium sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body was softly carbonated transparent and orange colored. The aroma was a simple mild malt hop one and the mouth feel was mildly tingly mildly hoppy and thin. The flavors contained notes of mild hops. Too mild for a good IPA. Hop heads should pass on this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2004
12oz bottle, 05.18.04 Pours brilliant, brassy golden; monstrous head (for an IPA) with tons of texture and immediate lacing. Aromas of springtime wheatfields, green salad with celery and bell pepper. Flavor is amazingly balanced, some tartness too it. This beer is much more hoppy than I had anticipated and its a fairly old bottle to boot. A nice surprise that Ive passed by too many times.


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