This IPA pours with a brilliant copper color. Very little head tops the beer, and there's an equally small ammount of lacing on the glass whilst drinking. There is a noticeable floral, almost fruity aroma. There is also a definite presence of hops in the aroma, as there should be in an IPA, but it's not overwhelming. Harpoon's IPA has nice citrus flavor, but it's not as hoppy as some other IPA's I've had. It's a very well balanced, medium-bodied beer.
Harpoon certainly has my approval with this IPA. Beers like this are the reason the IPA is turning into my favorite style of beer.