The high hopping of Harpoon IPA is not only noticeable in the nose but especially in the finish. The lingering bitter finish of this beer is not harsh or astringent, but crisp and pronounced. This is created, in part, by dry hopping - a technique that involves adding fresh hops to the conditioning beer to provide a fresh hop aroma.
This beer is floral, medium body with an aggressive, clean hop finish.
Lemony citrus and fresh green grass are the driving forces behind this brew, with a touch of bready malt character adding a bit of depth and richness. It's medium weight with pronounced carbonation and a lively, easygoing texture. The hops, though certainly there, are not overpowering or dominating.