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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: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 57   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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


ComradeK's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, - DEC 10, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a clear medium amber, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts fairly well but does not leave much lacing. Floral hops, candied fruits, raisins and some biscuit malt make up a fairly pleasant aroma. Fresh floral hops introduce the beer, leading into a body of biscuit malt with a touch of toffee. Raisins and a mild muscat flavour appear at the finish. A fairly sweet English strong ale, but a nice example of the style.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trilobata (17) - prescott, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Hazy unfiltered American style pale with a great fruity hop aroma. Well balanced fruitiness and bitterness from the hops with a nice subtle bready malt backbone.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
supermead13 (17) - - JUN 18, 2015
Awesome unfiltered pale ale. Rich dark golden pour with a nice white head. I really like the fruity aroma blending with the hops. Cloudy but declared unfiltered which creates a Bitchin flavor!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (2302) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015

Lukt: Citrus og en anelse karamell.
Utseende: Dunkel gulbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Citrus og en kraftig fyldig karamell avslutning.
Hvor: Kjpt/Nydt@The Great Beer Bar, Petaling Jaya
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@5,6%, Nr@12.06.2015

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBlueSky93 (500) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle from Beer52. Pours light orange, slightly cloudy, large 2 finger off white head...Aroma of orange...Taste of initial orange, then some yeast, fair bit of orange, metallic, tart finish from the Nelson Sauvin...Not bad at all.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VDuquerroux (634) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle, 50cL. Home. A yellow-orange opaque beer witha big white creamy head ; great retention and lacing. Aroma of resin (strong), fruits (citrus, light red berries). Light to medium sweet, then heavy dry bitter : very dry, a desert. Light to medium body, medium texture, good carbonation, dry fruity bitter finish. Overall, extreme IPA : very dry, unbalanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9999) - 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 (4764) - 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 (13979) - 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 (272) - 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 (4302) - 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 Bire)


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