Harpoon IPA, Harpoon Brewery, Boston, Massachusetts – Bright, medium\dark gold topped with a somewhat thin white head. Nose is floral and offers a piney almost resin quality. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel and citric notes of orange and grapefruit. Body is medium with a creamy mouthfeel produced by light carbonation. Hops are fairly assertive with a piney finish. This was one of the first successful east coast IPA’s.

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