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Brewed By: Harpoon Brewery, LLC / Massachusetts Bay Brewing Company, Inc.

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Average Rating:
5.77411

Number of Ratings: 1545

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Brewed In: 306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210, USA

ABV: 5.10%

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Tasting Notes

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bugs318 profile picturebugs318 - June 18, 2012
Unlike your typical raspberry wheat beer, this one was more beer than sweet fruity 'near-cooler,' but had a few shortcomings despite its strengths and hype. Despite being a nice cloudy amber, it offers little in the way of head or retention, for starters. The nose is almost cloyingly sweet of raspberry and nothing else - as if a sparkling soda - which just makes the balanced flavour all the more odd. That is, in taste it offers a drier tart-like raspberry flavour with a drying citrus hops presence that is somewhat unique and, if not amazing to me, much more nuanced and complex than typical of the style... but it smells worse. Maybe I just don't get it - and I admit that is possible. With a light-to-medium body and a similar level of carbonation, it is fairly standard here. The taste is good if not my thing, but the nose and head are so horrific as to give this beer a hit. Some seem to love it, so take my notes with a grain of salt. Grade: B-
obvione profile pictureobvione - June 12, 2012
Personal favorite
lliw2322 profile picturelliw2322 - March 7, 2012
I really liked the taste and it was very refreshing, but the raspberry flavor is very, very strong, so I doubt I would have more than one in a session. People who don't like raspberry need not try.
lliw2322 profile picturelliw2322 - March 7, 2012
I really liked the taste and it was very refreshing, but the raspberry flavor is very, very strong, so I doubt I would have more than one in a session. People who don't like raspberry need not try.
sunandmooning profile picturesunandmooning - January 4, 2012
Almost like whole foods raspberry soda..but beer.
COCOCHIPPY profile pictureCOCOCHIPPY - October 13, 2011
Taste dissolves quickly
HunterDuke profile pictureHunterDuke - August 20, 2011
Light amber, with a quick-dying white head. Nose is expectable fruit and hop balance. Taste is pleasantly balanced at first: Not too little fruit (Purple Haze), not artificially overpowering (Shock Top Ras). Gets bland quickly, though. Drinkable, but not outstanding.
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