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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 57   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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


fidelis83's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2120) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Hazy, pale gold pour with a 2 finger, frothy, white head that has good retention and leaves decent lacing. Tree fruit, berries, bitter citrus and biscuit in the aroma. Taste starts out with lots of mineral, cereal malts, light toffee, floral (thistle flower comes to mind), herbal, and bitter citrus hops with a nice, light honey-like sweetness riding out the citrus and mineral finish. Medium body, oily, to creamy feel and moderate carbonation. Pretty good overall, nicely hoppy, while still retaining a distinctly Englishy profile.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9549) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Hazy pale yellow color, full sized white head. Smell and taste malts, a decent bitterness, a decent soft hoppy touch. Lingering bitterness. Decent body, soft carbonation. Quite nice. Solid (English style) IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4501) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
Bottle @ benzai. Slightly hazy orange colour with a large white head. Smells hops, fresh, some malts, nice. Tastes quite bitter, slightly aspirin, hops, some malts. Thin to medium body, medium carbo. Gets better when you drink more of it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13203) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
Bottle at home in London - sourced from Ales by Mail. Pours clear gold, effervescent, with a big, frothy white head. The nose holds lightly floral hops, some pithy citrus, grass. Light to medium sweet flavor with pronounced grassy bitterness, some grain, hay, grapefruit, lemon rind. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with nice rindy citrus bitterness, dry pale malts, strong grassy and lightly earthy bitterness. Pretty nice overall, perhaps just a touch too bitter, though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ambro206 (223) - ITALY - MAR 26, 2015
Ottima IPA. Si presenta nel suo colore ambrato con schiuma bianca onesta. Aromi abbondanti di frutta tropicale e d estiva (ango uva, pesca). Sapore sorprendente. Il luppolo manitene il suo aroma e si amgama al caramello, allo stesso tempo dona un forte sapore rendendo la birra quasi sapida, minerale. Corpo pieno, carbonazione precisa. Una birra veramente ben riuscita.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4061) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 12, 2015
Loads of modern hops, citrus, pine, grapefruit and quite grapes, mixed with a very English (not quite clean but dry) yeast. Very dry bitter body, string astringent ending. But drinkable and very much so for 7.6%! Not very balanced but I really like it. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pricey290483 (628) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
bottle from beer hawk. a really good beer nice fruity aroma going on with a good big kick of hops right away on the taste. nice bitter finish at the end makes it a good one

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1164) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
500ml bottle, pours clear golden brown light amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is caramel malts, with grapefruit and Seville orange citrus notes, with a bitter middle and finish. Body is light, texture thin, finish is long, dry and bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (704) - 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 (3603) - 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 (498) - 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.


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