Harpoon The Long Thaw White IPA
From Harpoon Brewery – “Spring” in New England is a fickle friend. So we brewed a beer that could carry us through the January cold while hinting at warmer days ahead. With notes of orange peel and coriander, the soft mouthfeel of a Belgian wit, and an intense hop profile, The Long Thaw White IPA combines the warming backbone of an IPA with citrus notes indicative of the coming spring. “Spring” in New England may be indecisive, but we can help make one decision a little easier.
Harpoon Brewery – Harpoon The Long Thaw White IPA – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 6.2% abv.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy pastel yellow with a dense sudsy head that falls to a 1/4 cap.
Aroma: Banana, floral hops, spiced cookie.
Taste: Wheat ale qualities: sour dough, banana. Modest but noticeable hop spice. All and all not very bitter at all. Finishes earthy.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, lively carbonation
Overall: Pretty drinkable, more like a wheat beer than an IPA. Very balanced and a great candidate for a gateway beer or a beer to pair with food.