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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (43362) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 From bottle, blindtasting #14. Pours cloudy orange, golden and with an almost fully gone head. Mild peachy and solid grapefruit and citrusy aroma. Smooth peachy and grapefruity flavoured with a light caramel malt base. Light yeasty touch and a slowly growing bitterness into the finish. Ends dry and fruity.8-3-7-3-15=3.6

From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours clear and golde orange with a small white head. Aroma is solid peachy and grapefruity citrusy. Bitter and crisp citrusy. Solid hoppy and citrusy. Dense malty and slight fruity bitter. Bone dry. Bitter and citrusy finish.8-3-8-4-16=3.9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36537) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2010
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma has notes of malt, grapefruit, and lemon. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and grapefruit, leading to a dry, bitter, and grapefruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a slightly hazy amber golden with a small, off-white head. Fresh hop aroma - citrus and pine. Quite full-bodied with caramel and fruit and a distinct hoppy bitterness in the finish. 010209

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23637) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Clear gold with thick white head. Flowery aroma, taste of pine and nuts. Bitter finish. Nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (20650) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2009
Leviathan is an apt name: this beer is a powerhouse. The high alcohol content and robust flavor make this a beer for the strong-willed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
Bottle at Monks Caf, Wallingatan
Hazy copper to amber color; medium creamy head. Excellent hoppy aroma, perfumy and fruity (oranges, bitter oranges), a bit earthy and sweaty too, very light cheese touch. Good body strength and mouthfeel, round; strong caramel flavor, with the necessary residual sweetness; strong hopping, first oily, but resiny and fruity as well. Powerful and long final. No surprises (an Imperial IPA as we had many already), but very solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle. Clear deep golden/copper color with a rich lasting offwhite head. Malty fruity aroma at first, peach, pine apple, hay, mango, pine, perfume, very nice bitterness growing stronger and stronger, grapefruit, woody, nice notes of caramel. Malty fruity flavor, peach, grass, citrus, biscuits, pine needles, plum, pineapple, some warming alcohol, mango, perfume, woody, caramel. Im so impressed to see all flavors coming together, this beer never gets extreme, still it keeps bringing new flavors all the time. Malty finish with grapes, mango, pine, caramel and a growing bitterness. Lovely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (17003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2011
Bright copper. Very C-hoppy with lime, papaya and orange. Lots of these hops, floral and fruity. Lots of malts, some background stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (16652) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2011
12 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Sugary resinous hops on the nose with loads of caramel sweetness - hints at a very sweet body. Flavour has lots of sticky resinous hops, heaps of caramel, all this dominated by an extremely sugary base that sort of overwhelms the big hop presence and malt backing. Finished sickly sweet, with a boozy burn. Definitely overrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14897) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
#4000 Bottle from ericandersnavy - thanks for helping me over a big number! Pours quite copper with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma seems to be a complex of floral/citrus/fruit/resin. Medium plus body with fairly strong carbonation. Flavor is quite bitter with a mildly roasted caramel backbone. Finish is rather floral. Its extremely tasty.

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