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RATINGS: 1632   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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3.5
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Poured orange with a thick white head. Aroma of hops, not overpowering. Has a light caramel flavor. Very nice IPA.

3.9
GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Lightly golden ale with a medium-sized, white, fizzy head. Nice aroma. Well balanced IPA.

2.7
DYCSoccer17 (3697) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2004
On tap--Pours blonde with slight twinge of orange. Seems too blonde for an IPA. Slight off-white head. Aroma is fruitier than expected-lots of citrus with grapefruit as well. Very bitter and very hoppy throughout with grapefruit type flavor. Decent IPA-slightly one dimensional and appears to have too much carbonation too.

3.5
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2004
12 oz bottle. Nice light amber color. White head. Light sweet hoppy aroma. Surprising malty flavor with a mild bitter hops finish. A different IPA than others that I have had. The malty flavor was unexpected but not bad.

3.5
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2004
Copper in color. Very hoppy. Citrus hops. Its a good beer. Crisp and flavorful. Enjoyable.

3.4
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Poured a light amber with a thin white head that didn't last. Nice aroma of citrus and hops. Light bodied mouthfeel. Nice hop bite with citrus fruits on the tongue. This was a rather enjoyable IPA.

3.3
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Pours an amber color with a medium sized white head. One of the darkest IPAs I have ever seen. Aroma of sweet hops. Initial taste is a lot of flavor. Has a good mixture of hops and citrus without the hoppy bite that most IPAs have at the end. Not bad at all.

3.8
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2004
A good IPA but not of the best one's around...can definentelty find better...but it's satisfactory and not bad for the price of harpoon.

3.2
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2005 Very nice medium-dark gold color. Very smooth off-white head that seems to be sticking around pretty good. Kind of has a nutty hop smell that I really like. Nice citrusy hop taste, reminds me a bit of grapefruit. Another good one from VT.

3.4
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2004
One of my favorite commercial beers. Nice gold color with a bright white head. Not real hoppy, but a pleasant citrus flavor and adequate bitter palate.


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