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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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available

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1351) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle from drink shop, tallinn. Hazy amber color, small white head. Aroma is malts, fruits and hops. Malty body, dry hops, fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (707) - Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Cross between an English IPA and an English Strong. Cloudy light orange appearance. Aroma more malt-forward than citrus or grapefruit. Bitterness does not start to hit until later sips, and it is somewhat more potent to start than in the finish. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Balanced brew with some complexity. Will not wow American hop-heads, however.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3454) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
UPDATED: APR 7, 2014 Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear light copper pour with frothy white head, pine hop aroma, caramel taste with a hint of bread pine hop and a hint of citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (4326) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle.Hazy amber colour with medium White head.Aroma is fruity of pine,greapfruits and lime,feels also vinious and dry bitter with tosted hoppy flavor and nice bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (430) - - MAR 13, 2014
Found a bottle at Bert’s at Folly Beach. Nice to switch it up from the American PA every once in awhile. Pours a hazy orange with a nose of citrus- grapefruit specifically. Mouthfeel is fizzy- higher carbonation that I like. Almost reminds me of a cider. Has a hint of that cloying malty sweetness but is rescued by the hops. Different flavors than this side of the ocean, with something tasting just a bit "off" to me. Can’t quite place the flavour. Overall refreshing and easygoing and a bit on the sweet side - not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerman33190 (54) - FRANCE - MAR 16, 2014
Pours hazy amber with generous head that lingers. Citrus aromas, grapefruit with some sweet malt coming through. Palate is thicker than the pour suggests. Nice lemon rind bitterness in the taste with a touch of sugar. Surprisingly rich overall considering the lowish alcohol content. You could knock a few of these back (and you’d want to) Good work from this brewer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (2969) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2014
50cl bottle at Rock cafe, Tallinn. Pours pretty clear deep golden with a bubbly head. Hoppy and citrusy aroma with malt, caramel and hints of tropical fruits. Medium sweet, lots of grapefruit and a somewhat dry and quite bitter finish. Nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (3403) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden with airy white head. Clear aroma of hops and fruit, the latter being rather dominant for a beer within this style. Bitter, hoppy flavour, wi well pronounced sweetish, fruity notes. Bitter afteraste. Nice but tastes more like a DIPA without the ABV peculiar to that style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sblsimone85 (293) - USA - MAY 31, 2014
Ottima birra di stampo inglese con Profumi floreali e fruttati e un'ottimo equilibrio al palato. Buon ipa :) ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNL (302) - - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden pour, frohty stable white head. Weak nose, with sweet malts. Taste is very balanced and mild, with a hint of bitterness, then a sweeter long finish. Don’t find the grapefruit very apparent, if present at all. Oily texture, medium body, soft carbonation.


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