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Brewed by Celt Experience
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Caerphilly, Wales
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Imperial IPA


downender's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6151) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - FEB 21, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Beer Emporium, Bristol 19/2/2014. Copper coloured with a frothy, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and crystallised oranges, grapefruit, solid malts and a lingering, dryish finish. Good.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1647) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle pour at the GJBF Osaka 2014. It poured a dark copper gold with a thin beige head. Full bodied with a sweet malty character I honestly felt this was barrel-aged, it had lots of woodsiness to it. Kind of too strong and in your face though it was very well executed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (1973) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle pour at GJBF Osaka 2014. Dusty, brown sugar nose with dried dark fruits. Cloudy dull copper color. Fruity with some thick citrus in the background. Hops develop very well throughout. Medium-heavy body. Almost cloying, but still quite tasty and actually refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Celt Experience Ogham Willow ].
Light unclear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toffee, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grass, light butter. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, hop bitter, riped fruit - fruity, orange, sharp. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140217]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1114) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Tap at Brewdog, Nottingham. Hazy amber. White, lasting head. Sweet, thick, sugary grapefruit. Taste is fusty bitter. Thick, chewy palate. Sweet and bitter finish. Tipping me over the brink, after a long days rating...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6238) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Keg at BD Sheps Bush. It pours hazy amber with a thick white head. The nose is bitter-sweet, doughy, icing sugar, orange peel and irn bru. The taste is smooth, stewed orange, muffin, toast, light resin, light alcohol and dough with a dry, citric finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Smooth and drinkable. Rather nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1526) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
Draught at BrewDog, Edinburgh on 17 May. Poured a hazy amber, with a thin off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, pine needles and syrup. Sweet flavours, some tinned fruit, ripe grapefruit and chewy grain. Finish was caramel, spice and some residual booziness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (1941) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
Keg at BrewDog, Shepherd’s Bush, London. A dark amber/straw coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Rich, caramel, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, caramel, rich tropical fruit, smooth and easy drinking despite the strength. I rather like this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (780) - FINLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle 33cl from AbM @ home. Pours a hazy amber with a beige head. Pine hops and caramel in the aroma. Bitter resin hops, fruits, caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjsint (645) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Tap @ Gravity Station, Cardiff. Fresh sourbread dough and papaya dominate the heady aroma. Sweet at first - not like an IPA at all - with a kiss of bitter hop finish. Alcohol is warming without being overpowering. Mouthfeel is slightly weaker than I’d have liked but that is such a small gripe. A top drawer experience.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martinrumsam (496) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Orangey copper colour with very thin beige head. Aroma of orange ,pine . Typical IPA taste bitter with some citrus hint. A little harsh actually. More sweetness in the finish low carbonation.


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