RATINGS: 1629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
The beer pours a pale golden color with a small head that fades quickly to a film. Good lacing. The aroma is good, but not outstanding. Hops are have a floral aroma. Not sure what kind of hops are used, but the aroma does not seem to match the taste. The beer has a fruity sweetness. Bitter, yes, but not overly bitter and certainly not raspy like some of the continental hops. The combination is unique. Flavor is soft and pillowy compared to a lot of American IPAs. I like it, but it is certainly not typical. This makes the second IPA this week I have tried with unconventional taste/aroma. The other was Great Divide . The beer is immensely drinkable. Accessible for those just getting to know IPAs; but different enough to be interesting to the initiated. The texture is medium. Lower carbonation keeps it soft in the mouth as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewTom (631) - - FEB 25, 2017
Citrus nose. Pale with big white head. A classic IPA that tastes like guarana. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Larry_Duffman (487) - - FEB 24, 2017
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours amber with a white head. The aroma is earthy, floral hops. The taste is slightly citrus with bitter, earthy hops. Its not anything that stands out. Its sessionable and decent though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1979) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2017
On tap, hotel bar in Boston. Amber colour, white foam. Pleasant enough fruity citrus aroma. Crisp, light to medium bitterness, Cascades. Old school IPA, doesnt stand up in bitterness or aggressiveness to more modern IPAs but it goes down quite nicely and was perfectly pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (2545) - FRANCE - FEB 21, 2017
Tap @ Euston Tap, London - UK. Color: clear amber beer with no carbonation and no head. Smell: resin and pine hops. Taste: medium body with good malt backbone balanced with resin hops. Quiet drinkable. Aftertaste: resin hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPAILagerTamer25IP (4) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2016 does not count
Pretty good Boston beer, one of the best here in the area actually - cant wait to have it on tap in their brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerInHeaven (423) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2016
pours a clear rich gold with a medium white head. Aroma of pine and some floral. Good carbonation gives it a crisp lively mouth feel. Some moderate hop bitter creeps in. Not much in the way of citrus aroma or taste. Reminds me more of an English bitter. Still, enjoyable and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ronritter (434) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Pours a golden color not much head to speak of. Taste was ok not enough of anything for me to feel strongly one way or another. Average all away around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (6649) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2016
From a 12 oz. can. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Aroma of citrus and green onion. Oily mouthfeel. Grass flavors. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhillyCraft (6778) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2016
BB Backlog, Draft, pours a copper clear orange with large white head. Smell and flavor of sweet malt, apple, resin and stale hops. Light body with aggressive carbonation. Ruby Tuesdays uses this beer for items on their food menu....its gotta be good guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (3377) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Beer is okay, nothing special. Poured with a sudsy off white head and a clear amber color. Aroma was just basic hoppy and malty. Tasted malty, hoppy, and bitter sweet. Decent body. Slightly bitter finish and drinkable. Not especially memorable.

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