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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 57   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled
The original cask version has a separate listing.
Flavoursome strong pale ale, full of grapefruit aromas.
This commanding IPA-style beer is golden in colour, with a wave of hop aromas leading to a balance of bitterness and sweetness in the flavour, plus a lasting grapefruit finish. Hops used: Chinook, Citra, Magnum, Nelson Sauvin


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Subtle, fruity nose with some candy and a hint of herbs. Flavour is very, well, strong aley - a great example of the style. A lot of bitterness in the finish from the hop carries this beer really and lifts it from being just another ESA to being quite pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAR 22, 2013
A pleasantly refreshing strong IPA Bleddyn has maltly aromas with a subtle hint of citrus, however the roles are reversed in the taste, a strong hoppy zesty citrus flavour fades away into a mellow slightly maltly grapefruit taste. This beer pours clearly into the glass with ample head almost a quarter of a pint glass and it stays pure white until you have drunk the last drop.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (1854) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden colour with medium creamy white mostly lasting head. Hoppy aroma and flavor. Creamy palate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours golden, crystal clear, with a tiny head. Aroma is quite intense, mostly of honey and herbal, spicy notes. Taste is almost the same, but even more sweet. Aftertaste is surprisingly bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2168) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Hazy, pale gold pour with a 2 finger, frothy, white head that has good retention and leaves decent lacing. Tree fruit, berries, bitter citrus and biscuit in the aroma. Taste starts out with lots of mineral, cereal malts, light toffee, floral (thistle flower comes to mind), herbal, and bitter citrus hops with a nice, light honey-like sweetness riding out the citrus and mineral finish. Medium body, oily, to creamy feel and moderate carbonation. Pretty good overall, nicely hoppy, while still retaining a distinctly Englishy profile.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (2607) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2013
500 ml bottle. Malty, some herbal and caramel aromas. Pours dark gold, clear, with vanishing white head. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is sweet, herbal. some caramel. Correct, but nothing remarkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1238) - Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Goldish light copper,clear,short head,lacing. Sweet ripe-fruit aroma,with spice,tart,buttery,bready cracker,maybe slight dms. I was gonna say it has a bitter aroma,but now that I think about it that is like a ruby red grapefruit likeness.Like a sweet ripe fruit with a tart/sourness note.Almost skunky and grasssy like.Fairly complex aroma having the english with it. The buttery tones may stick out more dominatly. Really nice taste,ripe fresh fruit,nice mild sweetness with a stronger bitter/hoppiness.Mild classic dyacytal english taste,spicey floral notes,pretty spicey type bittering. Some what grassy almost skunkyness.Grassy/spicey bittering linger. Very flavorfull with good character for a 5%er.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10684) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off White head. Aroma. Herbs, flowers, Light sweetness, some caramel. Flavour. Flowers, caramel, sweetness. Medium bodied. Ends herbal bitter. Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is citrus hops, honey, and biscuit. Appearance is a light orange with a dense white head. Flavor same as aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Aroma is grainy with spicy, citrus and a touch of tropical fruit. Flavour adds firm hop bitterness with a touch of sweetness


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