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Harpoon Brewery

Harpoon Brewery
Rec League Hazy Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 3.8%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Harpoon Brewery
Rec League Hazy Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 3.8%
Cloudy gold color. Hoppy aromas and flavors of orange pith, mango pit, eucalyptus, and cucumber salad with a round, vibrant, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a polished, engaging, medium-long tangerine gelato, papaya custard, baklava with orange flower water, and coriander finish. A bold, hop-forward ale with a very attractive brightness.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter, Hoppy & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: orange pith, mango pit, eucalyptus, and cucumber salad
Taste Flavor: tangerine gelato, papaya custard, baklava with orange flower water, and coriander
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Catfish Pad Ped, Macaroni & Cheese, Provolone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, hop-forward ale with a very attractive brightness.

The Producer

Harpoon Brewery

The Producer
306 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
USA
1 617-574-9551

American Style Pale Ale

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Despite their name, pale ales tend to appear amber in color. They range from 4.5-6% in alcohol and feature crisp, full-bodied flavors and aromas. U.S. versions of pale ales are crisper and feature a higher hop profile than original English versions of the style. Pale ales have become one of the benchmarks by which craft brewers are judged in the US. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

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American Style Pale Ale