Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Harpoon IPA, Harpoon Brewery, South Boston, MA




Harpoon IPA has long been a favorite of mine and I credit this beer as the beer that turned me on to IPAs in the first place. The Harpoon is decidedly strong, and you are cognizant of that fact from the first whiff of hops as you put the glass to your lips. The first sip brings an onslaught of Cascade hops, that eases into a tangy bitterness. The beer finishes with a surprising fruitiness. The IPA has 5.9% ABV, but if you've ever attended a Harpoonfest, your head thinks this might be understated the following morning. I rate the Harpoon IPA a 4.5.

4 comments:

Brad said...

I think I'd go 4.0 on this, but other than that I'm in complete agreement.

Mike said...

I'm with Brad. Harpoon, for me and many other Bostonians, defines the IPA style. 4.0

myownworstcritic said...

Apropos of everything, you need to add an RSS feed to your blog so I don't have to visit everyday--and can see your posts in my email.

There should be an option for RSS feeds within the admin section of Blogger.

Beer Crusade said...

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