Harpoon IPA

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Type: American IPA
  • Brewed by: Harpoon Brewery
  • Availability: Year Round
  • Additional beer information
  • Region Available: Canada, Ireland, USA
  • Aroma: Hoppy
  • Aroma Description: Bread - Dark
  • Serve at Temperature: Cold
  • Container: Shaker Pints and Tumblers
  • Website: http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/
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  • 91 
  • 4.1/5 
  • 5.90% 
  • 1282/3686 
Commercial Description

In the tradition of India Pale Ale's(IPA's), this copper colored ale is floral, medium bodied, with a distinct hop finish. Originally our summer seasonal in 1993, it is now available year-round. Harpoon IPA was ranked atop both domestic and imported IPA's by Beer Connoisseur Magazine.

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Reviews: 3

  • Aug 23, 2010
    Bluetrane986 (3)Rank: Beer Novice
    2.5
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    General Lee pretty much got the description of the beer down, except I would say that it is a little "thinner" than other standard IPAs (Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head, etc.) and lacks the floral, hoppy smell that makes a good IPA stand out.
  • Nov 25, 2009
    generallee (311)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
    4
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    It pours a deep golden color with a big, thick, and white head that makes nice lace on the glass. A floral bouquet of hops fills the nose. The hops are flavorful with pine and citrus notes over a light toasted and biscuity malt taste. The palate is medium bodied with good carbonation and a hopy bitterness that lingers on the tongue and begs you to take anther sip. Its not over the top hoppy but they are main show here which is how I like an IPA to be.
  • Jul 17, 2009
    Blakepoto (107)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: IPA Lovers
    3.9
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    A nice balanced ipa but not very hoppy. Smooth floral flavor with a slight bitter finish but almost sweet. Very nice amber color and a great beer to have with burgers.