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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 20, 2011
Botella. Deep golden colour. White small head. ´Fruity bit citrus pleasant hops in aroma.Good mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet and fruit cramel with some bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle at DSG 2011. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, citrus, grass. Flavour is fruit, citrus. grass, hop. Ordinary beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10107) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2012
500 ml bottle poured a hazy orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromasof biscuit, citrus and earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness and light citrus with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 1, 2013
500ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Lovely English hop aroma, really citrussy like a very fresh EKG or Fuggles, at flame-out ot later. Not lacking in pleasant sweet malts though, a good balance. Lovely in the mouth, gentle bitterness, pleasant carbonation, pleasantly full biscuity malty sweetness, smooth, and succulent. Lovely ESB taste, perfect balance, lacking nothing. So easy to drink, and really makes you want another. In some ways there’s a bit of Fullers 1845 in it, but this is hoppier. I think I might have a few more of these, and see whether I can persuade myself to bump up one of the scores, as 3.7 seems a bit of an underrate, this is an *excellent* strong bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8722) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 18, 2011
Bottle: Solid hoppy and fruity (peaches?) nose, light caramelly-grainy background; deep golden coloured, hazy, stable lacy white head; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied, soft; fruits and caramel in the lingering hoppy finish. Very nice.....

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8389) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2010
(bottle) Hazy, orange-golden colour with a blond medium-sized foamy head. Citrus-fruity and slightly herbal-spicy hoppy aroma with a mildly sweet pale malty background. Moderately bitter and slightly sweet flavour, medium to light bodied with a smooth carbonation. Citrus-fruity (grapefruits) and also a bit exotic fruity hoppy taste with a soft pale malt-character; quite dry bitter-sweet fruity hoppy finish. Pleasant pale Ale with a hearty body. 20.IX.10

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle at home, from ABM, 06/07/14. Hazed golden orange with a good sized white head of bubbles. Nose is orange marmalade, straw, bread dough, citric peel, light floral notes, caramel. Taste comprises floral hops, light minerals, bitter orange, touch of grapefruit, honey, pithy citrics, mineral wash. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sharp citric and earthy hop bitterness in the close. Ok stuff, I’d put this more as an APA than IPA bearing in mind the ABV and hop contents.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7885) - , 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 (7855) - 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.


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