Beer Review: Harpoon IPA


Beer: Harpoon IPA
Brewer: Harpoon Brewery
Source: 12 oz. bottle
Rating: * (5.1  of 10)

Comments: I’m no fan of IPA’s but Harpoon’s is relatively better than others.  All the same I find it acrid aroma and bitter tasting. The lacing and head are good for this beer.

Beer Review: Harpoon Ale


Beer: Harpoon Ale
Brewer: Harpoon Brewery
Source: 12 oz. bottle
Rating: *** (7 of 10)

Comments: Susan picked up a mix-pack case of Harpoon Brewery beers so all I’ve been sampling a wide selection of beers from my favorite Boston brewery this week (sorry Sam Adams).   This is their flagship brew.  This beer has a good consistent caramel-amber coloring, a strong head, and good level of carbonation.  The scent was a bit musty, but the flavor is delicious.  It’s a nice balance of fruit, nuts, caramel, and malt with a yummy aftertaste.