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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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2.6
TBone (17530) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2007
Bottled
Pale hazy yellow, small white head. Bready, parfumic hoppy nose. Basic bready, American hoppy flavour. Standard American IPA with slight honey sweetness. Nothing wrong in this brew, but not very interesting.

3.1
chrisv10 (17427) - DENMARK - JAN 17, 2013
Can. Clear golden with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop and a little citrus. Flavour is malt, medium sweet, hops, fruit, little citrus, little stall hop and a little bitter.

3.7
yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle, 12oz, at Haand Festival -14. It pours an almost clear body, golden in color and with a small, white head. The aroma is piney and citrus peel-ish, with some malts kicking in. Bitter flavor with piney, citrusy hops on a backdrop of pale malts. Full-bodied, soft and nicely carbonated, with bitter, citrusy finish. I prefer the even more hop forward west coast IPA’s, but this is a really fine one anyway. 140523

3.5
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Nice golden copper pour in the glass. Nose and taste is slightly floral, good amount of hops. Well balanced. Rated 9/28/2000 4.3

3.4
MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle. Mild caramelly aroma. Almost clear dark golden colour. Very small white head. Good caramelly flavour. Not overly much, but enough. Slightly high bitterness, clean. Well-balanced. A good IPA for beginners.

3.5
bhensonb (15191) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle from Wine Cellar. Amber color with a decent white head. Aroma seems primarily resin. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is more resin than citrus. Finish turns a bit malty with some citrus. It’s a good ale. I’d do it again.

3.4
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2012
Draught at Downtown Bar & Grill, Brooklyn. Clear amber - white head. Medium hoppy. Medium malty. Fruity. Caramel. Sweetness. Toasted. Bread. Dark malts.

3.6
gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2014
Haand 2014. Deep golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, pine, caramel. Flavour is fruit, malt, pine, caramel, peaches, orange. Easy drinkable beer.

2.4
Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2006
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of light carmel, earthiness, a hinnt of pine and some faint citrus notes. Palate was light bodied. Flavors of earthiness, bread and some light lemon with a lingering bitter finish.

3.4
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2012 Re-rate 9/3/12: Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Rocky for this bottle! Clear deep golden with a very small head. Nice fresh floral and citric hops aroma. Rather dry flavor with light malt sweetness and nice bitter grapefruity and floral hops. Medium-bodied. 8/2/7/3/14=3.4

Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks David Cohen. Clear golden. Hoppy aroma with some pine, citrus and light malty notes. Bitter hoppy flavor with pine, some citrus and light sweetness in the back. Medium-bodied. Nice. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4


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