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

bottled
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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


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1404) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Two fingers of head, that held nicely. Opaque, dark straw colored body. Big lemon zest smell, some barnyard (wet grain) and honey too. A stubborn lemon bitterness up front... refuses to cease. A bit of malt sweetness comes through. Long finish with the bitter. Crisp and medium body. Fairly low carbonation. An enjoyable ale with a big helping of hops.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (537) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle - dark golden with a crisp foamy white head. Annoyingly good retention, as I had to wait a while before getting to drink this. Aroma of grass, sweet malt, hay, peach and grapefruit. Taste of grapefruit, grass, hints of roast malt, medium bitterness on the finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3412) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
500ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Orange amber, reasonable head. Lemon hop aroma. Caramel hop flavour. Bitter aftertaste. IPA / bitter hybrid and a good one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (252) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours clean golden with big fluffy-creamy white head. Aroma is grassy, hoppy, malty, some citrus. Taste is heavy bitter, grassy, malty, grapefruit, some honey notes,hay. Its really bitter beer, but thats all, nothing special. If you want something bitter then its for you.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
birraiolo (218) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2014
Bottiglia da 500 ml. Color ambrato con schiuma media di color nocciola. Al naso un buon caramello con note maltate e resinose. Al palato attacca con un caramello molto accentuato che lascia spazio ad un leggero dolce maltato con un finale molto secco.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3268) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mail
slightly hazy amber with pillowy beige head. Pithy mandarins and Dusty hopsacks, fruity. Sprightly carbonation, pithy, slightly chalky pithy bitterness. Dry finish. Quite austere and tonnes of pith...would make a good aperitif

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (483) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 1, 2014
500ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden orange with a white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Very bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4990) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is woody resin hop. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a big citrus resin hop palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (534) - - OCT 25, 2014
Honey, nutty, caramel aroma. Very cloudy with a decent head. Sharp and clean with a bitterness that lingers. Pungent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (453) - HUNGARY - SEP 14, 2014
Mézhez hasonló küllemű ital, amely vastag, krémes, tejfehér habkoronával büszkélkedhet. Ez a krémesség aztán az egész története során nyomon követhető mind aromái, mind íze tekintetében. Gyantás trópusi gyümölcsök, tejszínes desszert illata töltik be a teret laboratóriumi tisztasággal, étvágygerjesztő kompozíció. Dzsúzszerű jellegében remekül egyesül a grapefruitos gyümölcsösség üde karaktere és a tejszínesen édes, a nyelvünkön szirupszerűen szétterjedő, fenyővel teletűzdelt kesernyés komlódesszert ízhatása. A teste majdhogynem tökéletes, minden kortynak mondanivalója van, elő-és utóélete teli tartalommal. Kifinomult elegancia és kiadós, harapható ízek, csemege a javából.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hman43 (415) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2014
It pours a cloudy golden orange color with a full white head. It has a sour fruit smell. The taste is dominated by caramel malt with some floral hops. It has a strange bitter twang on the palate.


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