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RATINGS: 1638   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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3.4
Heidbummer (602) - SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2016
Schooner from keg at Draft House Tower Bridge. Pours gold/orange, minimal head. A bit too carbonated for me. Nice bitterness, but perhaps needs more citrus to it. I have had this at source in Boston and it was awesome, so perhaps it doesn’t travel that well. Still a good IPA.

3.4
rand (1700) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle 12 fl.oz from Bier-Bienne (CH). Orangy India very bitter but with tropical fruity, floral notes, compote and resin. Well done.

3.2
Beerhunter111 (20337) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2016
Klare goldene Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch mild hopfig, grasig, Heu. Geschmack mild hopfig, grasig, getreidig, okay!

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VastActiv (6938) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Tap at Seasons & Grille Bar, Portland. Originally rated 20160219. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, some sweetness, some hops and malts. Some strange bad flavours. Dirty taps I think or otherwise this is very bad beer.

3.3
UXO (1896) - CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
Appearance: hazy pale gold with one finger of ivory head, good retention and patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: floral, bready malt, grassy, pine, hint of citrus. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate-low carbonation, off-dry finish. (3/5) Definitely a more English-style IPA, with the hops, any least on the tongue, being less well-defined and sharp than the typical American versions. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not in ESB territory or anything, and there’s a little bit of stone and tropical fruit coming out as it warms, but it’s definitely a milder implementation. Not unpleasant by any means, and I don’t think being a week after the best-by date hurt this too much. (13/20)

3.4
PartyFowle (954) - - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle. Mild aroma: grainy malt, floral hops. The hops are more apparent in as firm bitterness than as a prominent flavor component. Strong sweet maltiness puts this solidly in the East coast-style IPA territory. Really nice creaminess to the body, with gentle CO2 to match. Maybe closer to today’s pale ales than our IPAs, but still: drinkable.

2.5
rentonj7 (250) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Very clear light amber with generous soapy head. Whiffs of grass, biscuit, some pine. Super sweet taste with hints of pine, medicinal, and fruit candy (like starburst). Has a nice medium body that’s a little creamy with an abrupt finish. What does linger is an unpleasant sugary aftertaste.

3.9
tsd08460 (1130) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Aroma: floral, grass, citrus Appearance: clear golden, white head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter finish, Decent

2.1
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
This beer looks prettier than it tastes or smells. It’s a nice mild color, and its scent isn’t too piney, but it lingers and when you actually sip it, it tastes like you’re drinking something made from pinecones.

3.2
trapped (3083) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 26, 2015
Draught. Clear rich yellow with medium sized foamy off-white head, grassy hops aroma, medium carbonation, grassy hoppy bitter taste, medium bitter finish. Decent brew.


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