12 September 2009

Beer Review, Harpoon Leviathan Imperial IPA

Harpoon Leviathan Imperial IPA (bottle)
Boston, MA
9.3% ABV

Appearance: Orange, hazy, thick with carbonation. Thin but persistent white head. 4.5/5

Smell: Crisp hops, some citrus. Notes of orange and grapefruit. 4.0/5

Taste: Hoppy, hugely alcoholic, slightly yeasty on the finish. Slightly cloying with oranges. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Thick, coats the palate. Moderate-to-heavy carbonation, heavy hops. 4.0/5

Drinkability: Harpoon seems to be the kings of making the "eh" beer for me. This isn't terrible -- it isn't even bad -- but it's just "eh." I like it fine, worth a try, yadda yadda, but there are much more impressive DIPAs out there. 3.5/5

Overall: 3.85/5

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