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RATINGS: 677   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Formerly known as Harpoon Leviathan Imperial IPA.

We welcomed the challenge of brewing a 90 IBU Imperial IPA that would showcase glorious American hops while maintaining a multi-dimensional character. Bring on the hops!

This Imperial IPA is brewed with loads of pale malt and just enough caramel malt to provide a sweet malt backbone to balance the hop intensity. We used a mix of our favorite American hops including Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, and Amarillo to create a complex hop flavor and lingering bitterness. Harpoons proprietary yeast lends fruity esters, while dry-hopping at the rate of over one pound per barrel produces this beers massive aroma.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (6046) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Tap at Harpoon. Copper color. Bitter hop aroma. Flavor has sweet malt and bitter hops. Full palate on this beer and some flavor pg alcohol as well.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TXBadger (2763) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Dont know if I got a bad bottle or what, but I did not like this one at all. Poured an amber color with off-white head. Lots of floral notes on this, too much for me; followed onto the palate. Finished with a bitter note that was unpleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 24, 2014
12 oz bottle. Tasted on 5/24/14. Bottle from Total Wine & More. Aroma has Floral notes & resin with some pine scents. The taste was slightly sweet but as it warmed it was more balanced with the malts coming through. 10% ABV was masked pretty well & overall I would buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ironicmedic (77) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Tasted at harpoon brewery, golden amber color. Light tan head. Hoppy up front flavor but can taste grapefruit a after

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (634) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle to pint glass. Dark amber with towering broken head. Aromas of grapefruit hops and caramel. Rich buttery mouthfeel. Sweet and boozy; from the first sip it's obvious that this is a 'big beer.' Flavours of caramel, peachy and grapefruit dominate. Sugary residue in bottom of the glass, but quite a smooth one. Nice, if one is in the mood.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (895) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Cloudy, medium amber, very lacey. Full body, medium flavor density, rich, Bitter dominating sweet taste, balanced, long palate. Grapefruity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bellco33 (794) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2014
Poured from bottle into pint glass: Pours clear golden-amber with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, floral hops, malt sweetness. Taste is very sweet, lots of bitter hops kicking in at the end, slight citrus taste, lots of floral. Medium to heavy body, a bit cloying, overly sweet, decent carbonation. Either this is an old bottle or its a super-sweet IPA. Not my favorite, Ill stick with Rich and Dans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2014
Transparent amber thin layer of cream colored head. Aroma of floral hops. Taste of bitterness and a hint of citrus

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
Tap at Brewery. Dark amber in color. The aroma is sweet and almost carmely. The flavor is a nice balance of bitterness and fruity sweetness. Bitter finish approrate

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2014
From bottle. Pours a nearly clear dark honey color with a white head and a good amount of lacing. Aroma is mango and tropical fruits, with pine and citrus and floral hop qualities as well. The flavor is rather sweet, very malty, similar to the aroma. Aftertaste leaves a pleasant bitterness.

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