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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: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaKeAFC (518) - ITALY - APR 18, 2014
55 cl bottle, 3€, 5.6%, 57 IBU. Clear amber color with a big rocky white head. Very hoppy on the nose. Aroma is grapefruit with hints of caramel, dried apricot and a load of bitter hops. Taste is definitely bitter and somewhat metallic. Light carbonation, medium bodied, oily texture. Damn bitter one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2702) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (625) - SPAIN - MAR 29, 2014
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar. Sabor a lupulo, amargo, citrico.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (2685) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (2561) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2014
Angenehm süßlich, malzig-fruchtig, etwas dickflüssig, aber sehr süffig. Floral-mild. Leckeres Bier.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerman33190 (49) - 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
woodychevy (349) - - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
500ml bottle from somewhere online, I forget, it’s been a long day. Clear golden orange pour, big white head, high carbonation keeps it there. bit too fizzy actually. Orange, apricot and cream on the nose. Light caramel sweet and good hop bitter taste. Quite rich for such a (relatively) low ABV. Sweet finish. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
atlrizzob (156) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pour is a hazy golden amber. Aroma of apple juice with a slight hop note. Very bitter taste with hops, citrus, and a hint of grapefruit.


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