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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
83 86 80 2 11 22
Leviathon Series - Imperial IPA by Harpoon Brewery - Boston
American Double / Imperial IPA
10.00 % ABV


 
Review by Tip Top on 03/09/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 2009
A - Careful pour produces a dense, half inch of tan foam. Good retention. Sticky lacing. Body is apricot colored with a bit of a haze to it. Lots of bubbles, many of which cling to the sides of the glass.

S - Hop dominant. Pine sap all over the place. Light grapefruit hoppiness. Sweet, slightly sugary malt base backs it up.

T - Malt pokes through first, bringing sweet bread and biscuits covered in honey. This only lasts a couple seconds before the hops take over. Much more bitter than hoppy, this is an assault on my tongue. Piney bitter blasts seem to come in waves. Light grapefruity citrus hoppiness, but really, this is all about pine.

M - Medium bodied with oily hops. Carbonation is a bit prickly. I suggest giving your glass a few swirls.

Overall - Definitely not a balanced DIPA, but that is fine by this hophead. Nice bitter biting hop assault.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by bakes on 10/15/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 17 4 9 2008
Pours a bright amber with a white head with good foam retention. It should have good foam retention based on the aroma - plenty of coarse, citrusy, bitter hop over a toasted bread background.

Starts with a very slightly numbing alcoholic note, but the numbness may well be from the coarse hops that slap the tongue around. Flavors of bitter apricot and orange appear, with the toasted caramel malt trying in desperation to hold up in the background. The hops are all over this brew, bitter, flavor, palate-numbing HOP. Finishes with a dry, hoppy (duh!) grapefruit rind and slightly piney-resinous bite, vapors of alcohol in the background, yet somehow you want more. Moderate mouthfeel tries to keep up, but, naaaah.

A hop bomb for those who like - and I mean REALLY like - hops.

Served In: Pint Glass

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