Last Monday night, I went to my homebrew club monthly meeting. I met up with my friend Travis, as I do most meetings, and he surprised me with a mixed six pack from his vacation to Virginia Beach. I’m extremely thankful, especially since almost all of the beers he brought me were big, flavorful brews.
The bottle says, “Our Imperial IPA is brewed to challenge the senses. The vibrant aroma rushes out of the glass with a blend of piney and tropical fruit notes. At first sip, this big beer yields a powerful bitterness, and continues with an aggressive hop flavor and character throughout. A strong, malty backbone balances this massively hopped beer. Our Leviathan Imperial IPA is loaded with big, juicy American hop character and balanced by a strong, multi-backbone. A massive hop profile dominates.”
Location: Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL.
Numbers: 10% ABV, ~ 300 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: It’s light copper in color and very clear, with a decent amount of carbonation in it. The head was thin, with just a creamy white layer across the top. The aroma is piney and juicyfruit-like.
Taste & Feel: The body is medium and the mouthfeel is slightly creamy from the head, but has a bit of a… (More on Harpoon Brewery – Leviathan Series Imperial IPA)