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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: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2979) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours dark gold with a medium head. Aroma is grapefruit and a little toffee. Taste has grapefruit and caramel to start and a bitter grapefruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (2752) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
Wales 2014. Beer no 13. Bottle from tesco, cardigan, wales. Amber beer with medium head and some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and hops. Taste is pine resin, grapefruit and dry malts. A little chewy on the palate. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2746) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 15, 2013
7.2% bottle at the GJBF Osaka 2013. A dark yellowish gold color, the aroma has a hint of smoke but not as strong as with the Bronze. My favorite of the three Celts I tried today. A bit of smoke, the bitterness is more balanced-quite an interesting beer, I liked it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (2709) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2014
.5L bottle, BB dated Nov. 2014 and USDA certified organic, served in a Belgian snifter. Label suggests and English Pale Ale. Pours hazy, light honey in color, with a thin but partly durable bone-colored head. Both the aroma and flavor are unusual. The slightly pungent aroma has clear and quite distinct contributions from sweet malts with light grains as well as herbal/fruity hops. In tasting, the hops are stronger and more earthy than suggested by the nose. They build quickly to a moderately strong level, then magically diminish, soon leaving a rather mildly bitter and hoppy aftertaste with some underlying bisquit. Feel: medium-thin body; medium carbonation

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2702) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2012
Bottle, 8C. Gold with a modest white head. Fruity aroma of oranges, grapefruit, light biscuit. Bittersweet - a little sugary with oranges and some biscuity malt, pleasant bitter finish with grapefruit, some pine and herbs. The malt side is sweet and light, but there’s enough character there to complement the bitter citrus without just being sweet. Refreshing and tasty enough.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp (2630) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2012
Darker yellow with white foam head lacing to glass. Aroma is bitter hops and some citrus, taste is same, with bitter prevailing. Citrus bitter aftertaste, a good beer. (Velp 201208)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2556) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle pour at Great Japan Beer Festival Osaka (7/13/2013). Fruity and malty (British-style) nose. Hazy gold straw color. Big hits of whiskey and tobacco. Smacky-lip sipping. Doesn’t really smooth out. Some mild peppery harshness, and some rye-like notes. Interesting stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2526) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 1, 2013
50cl bottle. Golden colour with a white head, good duration and nice lacework. Aroma is floral and earthy, some honey and biscuits notes. Flavor has a well balanced bitterness, earthy and sweet jints. Bittery final with a good duration.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (2457) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kristall-König (2395) - 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.


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