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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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cask and bottled
The original cask version (at 7.6%) 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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3479) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2012
Clear copper of color with a white head. An aroma of bread, bisquit, fruity, hops and weak pineapple. A flavor of bisquit, hops, fruity, citrus and malty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kristall-König (2312) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2012
Geruch zitrushopfig, malzig mit verdeckter Whiskynote. Hopfiger, zitrusartiger Beginn. Mittig malzige Statur, Bitter, erneut Zitrusnoten, sanft-ölig. Abgang orangig, malzig-bitter, fließend. Lange nachhallend. Sehr gut.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5086) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle by 01.13. Nose with a strong caramel base and piny hops, some citrus/grapefruit. Hazy yellow-orange with a rocky off-white head. Taste is nice and bitter, brings it, spicy/floral notes with a little Christmas cookie and caramel, dries but there’s seemingly more booze here than the 5.6% listed on the label. Very (too-) crisp medium body an the grapefruit really makes itself known with some volume. Just heavy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8896) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2012 Bottle. Pours clear yellow with white head. Nose and taste of apple skin, lager yeast, light citrus fruits and bready malt. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2012
bottle. June 2013 BBD. lightly hazed bronze body with a tall and lasting off-white head. succulent coffee cake malt consumes the nose: spiced bread, honey / nectar, multi-grain crackers, clean and quite whiskey-like. hops provide balanced grass and fruit (dried pineapple and apricots) character, and the yeast is properly musty, dusty and rustic. medium-full body with a rich and sticky malt bite with touches of fresh peat; hops are modestly bitter and slightly resinous; yeast lends an old-world basement must and dried fruit quality. a bit sharp and smacking with a slight excess of alcohol for my tastes, but the body is lush and round and the carbonation full and fitting for the weight. another stellar English-style beer from Celt, and quite fresh, just arriving in state a couple of weeks ago.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2012
Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is malt, flower, grass, earthy and fruity notes. Flavour is malt, flower, earthy and light grass. Medium bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
Pours a clear and amber beer with a white head. The aroma is malt, caramel and hops with flowers, dirt and grass. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is bitterness. Overall an average but funny beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6342) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly yeasty (dough), with a note of Meyer lemon, light note of butter. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Basically a richer version of the Golden, but while the aroma is attractive it’s pretty quiet. Wonderful balance in the mouth, neither too sweet or too dry for its size, very clean and flavorful. As enjoyable as the Golden, but the Native Storm is the clear winner among the three.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PaulW (100) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
From a bottle. Pours a honey golden colour with a decent head. Didn’t get a lot of aroma, but the taste is malty and sweet, balanced against some nice crisp grapefruity hops. Not as bitter as many North American styled IPAs, but I find those a bit astringent at times, so this was very palatable for me

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomTron (392) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Pours a hazy golden with a thin almost non-existant head. Aromas of yeast, some fruit, and earthy hops. Taste has some malt floating around, and a little bit of grapefruit, but with every sip I take away a dry, metallic finish. It’s not a bad offering but not necessarily that great either.


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