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RATINGS: 1595   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
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 (4021) - 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.

3.2
Hangover (1141) - oxford, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Pours a golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is standard IPA fare... hoppy, grapefruit and weak malt undertones. Taste is pretty good for this style. Strong citrus notes, piney bite and really hopped up as well. 'Almost' too bitter of a finish. Pretty good IPA overall.

2.7
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2004
not a bad beer actually. my first experience with harpoon. still not as good as some other ipas, but not that bad. this is in a bottle- too lazy to get a glass.

3
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2004
poured golden clear with a tight white head. aroma was clean fresh citrus, somewhat unique. the flavor seemed a little bland and watery. it was just a little hoppy with a mild bite. i was expecting more.


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