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RATINGS: 1623   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13441) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Clear golden body topped by a medium beige head. Aroma is floral, peach and grapefruit. Taste is floral, earthy and light peach. Finish is earthy/floral. Medium body. English-style, pleasant beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13081) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2009
A golden IPA with a thick receeding white head. In aroma, a nice floral hops, pinous, and classy. In mouth, a rather crisp and British rendition, with biscuitty malts, good floral hops, not overpowering. A nice entry level IPA. On tap at Harpoon Tap House, Logan Airport, Nov. 11 2009.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (13010) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2016
Keg at A back-alley boozer in Mayfair. It pours clear amber with a substantial off-white head. The aroma is pretty pleasant - sweet, sticky, juicy, plenty of orange marmalade, peach and some pine on the back-end. The taste is bitter - sweet, pine, toasted grain, some grass, orange marmalade, toffee and a touch of spice with a drying finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. I imagine this was pretty stand-out beer back in the day, but in 2016 it is pretty damn average. Remains drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12998) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2009
Cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma is floral, grapefruit, orange peel, peach and grass with a little caramelly malt. Sweetish with a decent hopflavour and bitterness. Nothing special

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12853) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2003
(Draught) Descent tasting IPA pours a cooper color with a thin white head.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (12487) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and toffee malts. Taste is citrus hops, toffee, apple and other slight fruit notes. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (12373) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2012 Re-rate 9/3/12: Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmks 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12335) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Red with a white head. Hoppy and bitter aroma. Bitter and biting flavor. Very active palate, fizzy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12262) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
12 oz bottle packaged 6/30/05-pours a thick creamy light tan head that reduces. Color is clear yellow-gold. Appearance of the beer is minimal carbonation. Aroma is hoppy-malt. Taste is hoppy with nicely balancing of malts. Good carbonation. This beer is much better out of a glass than the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (12151) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 27, 2001
average IPA


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