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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8238) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1399) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (1041) - DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
A very nice fruity bitterness with sweetness and a grapelike aftertaste. Amber in color with a white head.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4100) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Pours slightly hazed gold with a tall, rough-bubbled, off-white head. Aroma of sweet grapefruit, slightly tropical. Taste is grapefruit-peel bitter, grass and herbs.. Fresh hops. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy gold with a slight off-white head. Soft grapefruit aroma. Med body. Flavor is grapefruit and floral. Some malt background. It’s definitely on the bitter side. Just a lot different from US ales. Which in this case seems to be a good thing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wyrd_Brewery (12) - - FEB 21, 2014
Relatively strong fruity aroma, but not as strong as other celt ales. Strong bitter taste, with a lasting citrus hops taste. Full mouth feel. Generally a refreshing ale without too much fuss.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (2386) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jetulio (104) - Tarragona.SPAIN, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2014
500 ml. bottle poured into a Pint glass Appearance... Orange hazy  beer with foamy head colour white of 2 fingers aprox(lasting a two mm film) Aroma...   malt and herbs, cereals and fruits.  herbal aroma predominance Taste... Some malty notes and then hop , touch of bitterness and dry lasting in mouth all the time. Mouthfeel... medium/full body and soft carbonation Overall... a very recomendable pale ale, not so brilliant as Bronze from same brewery, in my opinion. Serving type: bottle

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1472) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from Booth’s in Ripon. Pours amber with a small cream head. Very bitter and hoppy. Resinous with a smooth mouthfeel. Really good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hens (534) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - JUL 28, 2014
0.5L bottle. Orange color, medium top. Citrus and rotten fruit aroma. Nice bitter and same time soft taste also. Absolutely grapefruit inside peel taste. Some vegetable and orange flavor also. Very nice bitter end.


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