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RATINGS: 1588   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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3.3
beer_rookie (584) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 14, 2017
Bottlen picked up on vacation, in Birmingham, Alabama. Cheers! to memories!

Pours a golden color. Clear. About one finger white head. Good retention, good lacing.

Aroma is very malty. Smells sweet. Light citrus, floral. Light pine. Wet cat.

Taste is caramel malt. Sweet, malty. Hoppy, but not in a bittering way. Floral and tropical. Pretty mild.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Smooth, mellow. Semi dry. Pretty crisp. Mouthfeel is high.

Overall, it’s okay. It’s mild for an IPA. It’s good for a noob to IPAs or craft beers, but not one I’d buy it again.

3.2
TattooJack (518) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2017
On tap at Yankee Lobster down the street from the Harpoon Brewery, tasted commercial which people tell me is malt, I didn’t get much IPA in this one. Might want to hit this one with a few spices or perhaps a hop or two.

3.6
vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2017
Deep gold. Aroma - grainy grassy hops. Taste - caramel malt base with some grassy earthy and slightly spicy hops. A touch of fruitiness that lends a bit of sweet to it. Low bitterness for an IPA but easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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redders1974 (1518) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2017
Very tame for an ipa some caramel bit of bushy hop quite dull bottle from asda.

3.2
SarkyNorthener (4675) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2017
Bottle from asda, Cannock. Golden beer with small head. Aroma of malts and citrus. Taste is orange pith, malts and citrus. OK.


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