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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


on tap

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
minutemat (1761) - 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330ml bottle from Beerdock’s bargain bin. 4 months out of date.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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9131) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarpa (913) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle 33cl from AbM @ home. Pours clear golden, white head. Biscuit, fruit hops in the aroma. Caramel, fruity, earthy flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5464) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8545) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (1949) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2795) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Smoked, pig shit, pineapple, grainy aroma. Smoked, grainy, slightly rubbery. Simple, but solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CraftBeerNick (924) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle tasted with the beast, 19th April 14. This one is a sourish IPA, quite nice a little different from some of the American style IPAs. Ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9407) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 18, 2014
330ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Wet sheep wooly dryness, some pineapple, a little grungy and organic. Hazy amber, small tight head. smooth palate, full, nice carbonation. Wet sheep in the taste and finish. Nice graininess, feels old-school, not a modern IPA, even though the hops are US.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Leighton (11322) - 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.

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