Tonight’s beer is a rather new offering in the Harpoon UFO line. Let’s see how it was.
Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Harpoon was started in 1986 by Dan Kenary, Rich Doyle, and George Ligeti. They were three friends who loved beer and loved drinking beer together but found the beer choices at the time to be limited. Traveling through Europe and experiencing the rich traditions of European brewing and beer drinking enhanced their love of beer and opened their eyes to the rich beer culture they wanted back home. They decided to build a brewery so that they could brew the beers that they wanted to drink, and invite their friends to the brewery to drink it with them. In June of 1987, a warehouse space on the Boston waterfront was transformed into a brewery and the first Harpoon Ale was brewed. Fresh, local craft beer began making its way out to Boston beer drinkers. It was hard to imagine that craft brewing would become what it has today. Though many things have changed since the early days of Harpoon, much has stayed the same. We still love brewing beer and enjoying it with friends. One thing that has changed: in August 2014 Harpoon became an employee owned company! We invite all of you to visit our Boston brewery, where it all began, and our beautiful brewery in Windsor, Vermont. Come have a beer with us soon!”
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The beer poured with a relatively thick white head. It dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was incredibly hazy and bright orange. There was a lot of carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of citrus zest, wheat and yeast. There wasn’t much spice to the nose. The taste was light and refreshing with a lot of citrus, although I don’t think I could characterize it as blood orange. The wheat was present as well with very small amounts of coriander. It also had some sweetness to it. The body was light with a lot of carbonation to it, making it an easy drinker. The finish was quick and had some light citrus. A bottle as $1.67, which came to $.14 per ounce. I enjoyed this beer a lot and I would be happy to see it in a cooler at a barbecue.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0