Harpoon Belgian Pale Ale

10 Sep

Belgian Pale Ale

Rating: B-

Poured from bottle to pint glass.

Bright amber color.  A half-inch white head lingers briefly and leaves behind a thin lace.  The aroma is very piney and spicy with citrus and a bit of banana (almost like a Hefe) and other fruity undertones.  The taste is crisp, fruity and malty, but in typical American fashion, they slightly overdid it with the hops.  Light-medium body with very little carbonation.  The finish is sort of dry and the aftertaste hangs back by the tonsils.  Not particularly thrilled, but I would try it again.

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