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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: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Cask, keg & bottle.

American Yeast, Big World Hops and Euro malt.
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Created with percolating, infusing and dry hopping with potent US hops, but allowing balance through deep bodied British malts and cultivating a smooth citrus backbone from Eastern European hops.


downender's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6445) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (745) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
Aroma is sweet oak, sweet malts and light floral hops. Taste is medium body rich malts with notes of caramel and a fairly well balanced hop profile that leaves slight bitterness. Pretty crisp finish. Appearance is an orange /amber with a creamy head that retains well.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (3164) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mail
dark amber with pillowy cream head collapsing to a lacing. Resinous toffee on the nose, sticky. Full bodied, gentle carbonation, sticky caramalt, toffee with bitter resin. Fruity, vanilla woody notes, heavy bitterness but malt even heavier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear yellow-gold with a creamy white head. Lots of gooey, ripe citrus in the nose, some toasted bread, wood. Medium to big sweet flavor with moderate piney bitterness, some toasted crackers, honeydew, some caramel, bread. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish, thick and resinous, with plenty of lightly toasted bready malts and crackers, some aged pine, ripe orange. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2259) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle from beersofeurope. Light copper beer with wispy head. Aroma of marmalade, citrus and sugar candy. Taste is marmalade, orange pith, pine resin and malts. Palate is a little chewy. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10962) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
Frisch hopfiger, etwas malziger Antrunk mit alkoholischem Touch. Dunkel, schwer, Honig. Wenig herb, süßlich, unsüffig. Zum Ende hin klebriger, runder Hopfen. 8/11/11/11/10/11

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (4023) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
(bottle) hazy ruby-amber colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of caramel and brown sugar, slightly resinous, with some yeast and a hint of earth. flavour is more resin and herbal hops, with some notes of yeast, cardboard and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4064) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle. Golden and clear with a hoppy medium body. Quite sweet with some fruitiness. Powerful and pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8754) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle shared at ChrisO. Hazy dark orange to reddish color, average sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, hops, pine, resin, bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Quite heavy on the malt and piney hops I think.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VamboladeTolly (187) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2014 Bottle. Aroma: fruity, caramel, citrus. Taste: nicely bitter, little caramel, lot of citrus and grapefruit. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edsspoon (497) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle - Hazy amber with a small off white head. Aroma is very floral with orange, coriander seeds and grassy hints. Lots of honey too. Taste is orange, grass, hay and a strong bitterness with some grapefruit. Medium body, strong carbonation, quite warming. Super.


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