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Harpoon UFO Pumpkin

After a long weekend for sports in Philadelphia, I looked forward to sitting down this evening with a beer. One of the pumpkin beers I grabbed from the Bottle Shop was Harpoon’s UFO Pumpkin.

I’m a fan of Harpoon’s other UFO (UnFiltered Offerings) beers, so I was excited to try the Pumpkin. It poured a very pretty hazy orange-amber color, and is only mildly sweet and spicy. It is very different from the very sweet Imperial Pumpking by Southern Tier. It smells a little sweeter than it tastes, but is a nice, drinkable pumpkin beer. I could definitely see having a few of these in one sitting without getting overwhelmed by pumpkin.

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Posted by on October 9, 2011 in Beer, Review

 

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Cape of Good Hope IPA

Let’s Go Phillies!

The MLB playoffs are here, and it seemed appropriate to watch my baseball team play game #3 while sipping on a Cape of Good Hope IPA from Yard’s Brewing.

Cape of Good Hope IPA

It is an Imperial IPA, but the hop bitterness is not overwhelming at all. It has a bunch of spicy notes to it, and also a little bit of sweet. ┬áThere is also a ton of maltiness here, which I think pairs well with the double-dry hopped. ┬áThere are a ton of flavors, and it is very unlike any other IPA I’ve tried.

I think this would be a great Imperial IPA for those wary of the crazy hoppy bitterness associated with the style.

Yum.

 

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2011 in Beer, Philadelphia Area, Yards

 

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