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Leviathan

Leviathan

Massachusetts
United States
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!!

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