Leviathan

Massachusetts
United States
Leviathan Harpoon IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

This Imperial IPA is brewed with loads of pale malt and just enough caramel malt to provide a sweet malt backbone to balance the hop intensity. We used a mix of our favorite American hops including Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, and Amarillo to create a complex hop flavor and lingering bitterness. Harpoon’s proprietary yeast lends fruity esters, while dry-hopping at the rate of over one pound per barrel produces this beer’s massive aroma.

Profile

ABV: 
10%
IBUs: 
90
Served at: 
46° - 50° F
Hops: 
Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, Amarillo
Judges Review 
Joseph Formanek's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Harpoon’s Leviathan IPA is a monster! This aroma of this massive brew is loaded with melon and citrus character with a light resinous background combined with substantial base malt notes. The appearance is outstanding, with very light carbonation delivering a fine, lingering, creamy, lacy head over the brilliantly clear orange-amber brew.

The flavor is also extremely complex, with tropical melon and citrus flavors on top of a solid base malt backbone accentuated with a touch of caramel. Alcohol is assertively front and center yet quite clean. Hop bitterness is also assertive, but could be even stronger to compensate for the sweetness from the residual malt and high alcohol levels, particularly in the finish. The brew has a solid medium-full body as you’d expect from a huge Double IPA such as this. This is a beer meant to be savored. Cheers and Enjoy!!