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Harpoon IPA (India Pale Ale)

February 17, 2008 6:44 pm

The image “http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/harpoon/Image/labels/beer_photos/ipa_b_g_200x367(1).jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.We kicked the keg of Smuttynose OBD so on a whim went to Colonial Spirits to find a replacement. I chose a 1/6 since we’ll need to move the kegerator to the basement soon and Harpoon IPA since it’s tough to go wrong with Harpoon (and I have at least a case of various Sam Adams beers).

Harpoon describes this beer as; ” The high hopping of Harpoon IPA is not only noticeable in the nose but especially in the finish. The lingering bitter finish of this beer is not harsh or astringent, but crisp and pronounced. This is created, in part, by dry hopping – a technique that involves adding fresh hops to the conditioning beer to provide a fresh hop aroma.

This beer is floral, medium body with an aggressive, clean hop finish.”

Here’s my BA review, I gave it a B-.

Cheers, Matt

Update: Lasted 33 days, about 15 longer than expected. After having Smuttynose Old Brown Dog on tap this IPA was disappointing. I wouldn’t get this again.