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RATINGS: 1605   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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4.9
domedweller99 (6) - Bradford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2001 does not count
A staple up here in New Hampshire. Out of all the IPA's I've tried this one consistently pleases. It has a pleasant hoppy bite with a crispness that is hard to define. It's quite likely you may kill a 12 pack of these in a sitting and wonder where they all went. I've only had a couple beers better than this, but nothing in this category.

4.9
bryman13 (5) - stony brook, New York, USA - APR 23, 2007 does not count
not too hoppy a good IPA to start off with if you have never had one before. easily one of my favorite beers in that it easy to find bottled and one of the few IPAs found on tap on LI

4.8
beb5000 (23) - Avon, Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2001
This is truely a great beer! I could drink many of these, and I think I will.

4.7
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
The best IPA out there.............................................

4.6
mmmm,beer99 (9) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2002 does not count
An excellent IPA; compares well with Hop Devil; Harpoon beers superior to Sam Adams beers when comparing the Boston breweries.

4.6
jomurray99 (10) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2002
Great IPA. But still falls short of the hop devil...........................

4.6
ocduff (7) - USA - JAN 26, 2004 does not count
Both glass and bottle. This is my favorite, despite the other highly rated IPA's on this site, which don't hold a candle to this one IMHO. Appearance is a honey color, with a grainy, thin head. The aroma is hoppy, citrusy. But the flavor is really where this IPA shines. The taste is clean, biting, and has an exhilerating hop finish with bright, flower and citrus undertones. There is a distinct malt body mouthfeel - overall, a dense, sharp and carbonated impression. Implied spice flavors add complexity. The knifelike zing of this IPA may be too much for those who haven't spent a bitter winter evening in Boston. The least watery finish of any beer I've had, and not astringent at all. I can close my eyes and taste this beer, that's how good it is. Cheers

4.6
K_Squared (25) - - MAR 1, 2013
Wow. This one surprised me. Given the rating (3.23 at present), I almost don't order it. But I'm glad I did - this is an awesome IPA! This was bottled poured. Small but present head. Decent lacing. Color is hard to say given the lighting. But the flavor is great. Reminds me of a an American pale ale (viz. Sierra Nevada). Not as hoppy as many IPAs but still hoppy - great for me. I'm now a huge fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
rolfpower (2) - - OCT 17, 2014 does not count
Excellent beer. It is not my favorite, or even close. It is just a good beer to sit down and drink with some friends. You don’t covert this beer, you just drink it. You enjoy it. Not quite a session beer, but it’s good for any occasion.


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