- In 2011, Harpoon co-founders Rich Doyle and Dan Kenary brewed a Rye IPA as part of the brewery's 100 Barrel Series. It quickly became a favorite at the brewery, so we decided to make it year-round.
This beer is brewed with our proprietary yeast — the same yeast we've used since first brewing Harpoon Ale — and some interesting hop varieties. The combination of Pale, Rye, Caramel 60, Flaked Rye, and Vienna yield a complex malt body that stands up to the spiciness of the rye and the pronounced hop flavor. The rye also adds a reddish hue to the beer. The kettle additions of Centennial, Apollo, and Chinook, and the dry hop addition of Falconer's Flight add a multidimensional hop character. (from Harpoon Brewery)