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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: 175   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (1037) - DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
A very nice fruity bitterness with sweetness and a grapelike aftertaste. Amber in color with a white head.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (536) - SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Clear gold beer with a thick, foamy head. Light grapefruit aroma. Initial flavour is a hoppy, grapefruity blend and it has a sour, bitter finish that lingers nicely.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
emacgee (4139) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Soft blonde pour with a white head. The nose is sharp and bready, oxidized, vitamin-y, papery, and herbal. Sharp and grassy flavor, bready/earthy malt character, and herbal. Light body with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoNrRiI (517) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2013
0.5 bottle. Clear, color is neither brown nor red, not crimson quite nice though, with a big, white head which lasts a while. Aroma starts IPA-like; exotic fruits, flowers, and a lot of grapefruit a little perfume as well. Taste is quite bitter, fruity, mostly grapefruit, some sourness flickers in the background at times. Medium body, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Finish is also bitter with some sourness, basically like a grapefruit again. Overall the beer is straightforward but artful at the same time. Quite alright, could use some improvements.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1971) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2013
250513. Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a nice head. Aroma grapes, hops. Rather weird bitter fruity taste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (874) - HONG KONG - MAY 7, 2013


500 ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.

Translucent golden honey orange colour; Two finger head and long lasting crumpety white foam; Good lacing with fizzy carbonation; Very fragrant aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, honey, floral, orange, sugar and light grass; Medium, astringent sweet taste of light grapefruit, lemon, molasses, light malt, orange peel, lime and grassy hops; Medium body, thick and quite oily palate; Taste profile is dominated by fruity grassy hops, mainly lemony citrus. Grapefruit took a 2nd fiddle, quite strong but somewhat less refreshing or expressive than Celt Silures. All in a rather sugary light malt background. Taste balance is tilted toward sugar sweetness but not cloying or syrupy. Still very hoppy as in most Celt Ex brews, from start to finish. Bitterness and lasting astringency to light up the palate, quite lively, slightly refreshing but not mind blowing. Okay. Pretty dry after taste, sweet and hoppy to mouth.

Comments: This should have been the straight forward, boozed up version of the excellent Celt Silures. Yet, its hoppiness is not as lively or refreshing as the latter. The result is a decent but hop-wise dimmed brew, pale in comparison to the mind-blowing Celt Silures. It’s decent, but it’s lacking that ‘little something’ to be top class. I’ll still drink this, but only when Celt Silures is out of stock.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (3049) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
27-APR-2013, bottle @home, from Superbest. Almost clear golden with white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and fresh grape fruit. Taste is malty sweet with caramel and dried fruit but aldo quite some hoppy grape fruit and a touch of orange. Medium body and carbonation. Better than expected. A nice little pale ale like brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
Light copper coloured with a small head. It has plenty of tasty biscuit malts with some fruits evident in both aroma and its flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1126) - 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.


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