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Celt Experience / Melissa Cole Apparition IPA

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Brewed by Celt Experience
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Caerphilly, Wales
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask and bottle. Special.
A dry-hopped organic IPA brewed in collaboration with beer writer Melissa Cole, resulting in a tropical, zesty, crafty hop bomb.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (3965) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle shared at Christ’s post GBBF minidig 16/08/2014. Murky golden orange coloured pour with no head. Aroma is caramel malts, orange peel, light lemon and orange peel. Flavour is composed of lemon, orange, light resin pine hop. Palate is lightish, low carbonation and a bit sticky on the tongue. ok.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rlgk (11453) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso Post-GBBF Tasting 2014, London. Hazy pale golden beer, almost no head. Fruity hop aroma, grass, hay, plastic notes, banana. Fruity papery flavor, hay, caramel, raisins, cardboard notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3241) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mail
hazy mid amber with pillowy off beige head. Rich yoghurt and rhubarb on the nose. Full bodied, low carbonation pretty sweet touch of smoke, dry herbal finish. Unusual

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s Post-GBBF 2014 Tasting - London. Pours hazy gold with a wimpy, off-white head. Some jammy citrus aspects, earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Ripe citrus to finish, dirt, rind, bread. Not great but this bottle might not be in top condition.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
minutemat (1878) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
330ml bottle from Beerdock’s bargain bin. 4 months out of date. Pours hazy gold with medium size white head. Extremely bitter lime and earthy hops with slight sour character. Not entirely sure if this is intentional or if it’s turned a bit rough since it’s BBD. Either way it ended up down the sink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9927) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14. Hazed pale golden with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is citric pith, tangerine, light bread, yeast notes, faint spice. Taste carries an earthy hop presence, tangy orange, citric peel, chalky mineral trace, tangerine. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with hop bitterness. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8961) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle shared at ChrisO. Clear yellow to golden color, average white to off-white head. Aroma and taste are lightly malts, hops, nicely fruity, slightly grapefruit. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarpa (950) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle 33cl from AbM @ home. Pours clear golden, white head. Biscuit, fruit hops in the aroma. Caramel, fruity, earthy flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5665) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours hazy golden with a small creamy off- white head. Grainy malty aroma with notes of herbal hops. Taste is malty, with notes of honey and herbs, light dry and moderate bitter finish. Fresh clean mouthfeel, high carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (1971) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2014
020615. Bottle at home (ABM). Pours slightly hazy golden with a small but nice head. Aroma floral hops, fruit, strawberries. Eartlhy notes. Sweet. Feels a bit uneven but Not Bad.


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