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Celt Experience / Melissa Cole Apparition IPA

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


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4072) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2015
Clear golden colour, white head. Hoppy aroma, malts, resin, pine and sweat. Bitter flavour, hops, light sweet. Finish pine.
(from 33cL bottle @ Chris and Ruth’s place, post-RBESG ’14 tasting)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bozoNZ (735) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 1, 2015
Murky orange reasonable clinging head. Marmalade notes on the nose. Sweet up front with a lingering citrus peel bitter finish. Noted of mandarin and tangerine. Given how far is traveled its not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (6077) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rlgk (14695) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (4211) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Leighton (14752) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
minutemat (2782) - Shrewsbury, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (13535) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (11048) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarpa (1124) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle 33cl from AbM @ home. Pours clear golden, white head. Biscuit, fruit hops in the aroma. Caramel, fruity, earthy flavor.

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