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Monday, December 28, 2009

Harpoon Glacier Harvest '09 - Wet Hop Ale

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Harpoon Glacier Harvest '09
Wet Hop Ale
100 Barrel Series
Harpoon Brewery
306 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA USA
Est. 1986
Brain Damage Quotient = 6.7 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 22.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Amber to copper in color.
Malt and hops present in aroma, in nice balance.
, fluffy three fingered head that dissipates very slowly.
Head lacing coats entire glass nicely.
Moderate carbonation with hops bite after each sip.
bodied.  Full Hops flavor. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Some things were meant to last.  This should be one of those things.  Glacier Harvest '09 Wet Hop Ale comes to us from Harpoon's 100 Barrel Series.  This is "session 28" as the label states. And as the sessions come in the 100 series, they also go as well.

The hops are so alive in this ale.  The ale also yields a fine balance of malt character alongside the hops.  The alcohol is modest at 6.7 ABV; not overwhelming.  The 38 IBU's is spot on producing that hops warmth and pop.  As stated before, this should be around for a long time, but alas, it's not the fate of this fine ale.

A glimmer of hope...they named it with an '09, so.....perhaps it will be run again?  We can only hope and wait.  See if you can get some to stash away until then.

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