Sunday, October 17, 2010

Harpoon IPA

Tasting following practice with dinner. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Appearance: Far clearer than most, being called an IPA. A golden color with a nicely maintained foam head. Slight uniformed carbonation is visible.
Aroma: Subtle floralness and biscuit sweetness. Nothing overpowering, or out of balance.
Taste: I find the taste highly reminiscent of flowers with a toasted backbone sweetness that stays on the palate for several seconds. I find this beer to leave a grassy resinous aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Definitely a lighter IPA than what I'm familiar with in terms of color and texture. Secondly, the beer is dominated by a rush of carbonation. Body is unimpressive.
Overall Impression: What distinguishes this from other IPA's? A bit watery. Maybe for those who could never revert back to drinking keystonea but still like IPA's and need something for getting drunk on.


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