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Harpoon Celtic Ale - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon Celtic AleHarpoon Celtic Ale

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726 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 726
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 16
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Harpoon Celtic Ale features a deep amber color. The flavor is malty and complex. Celtic Ale has a moderate hop finish that, along with the generous amounts of malt, makes for a medium bodied, smooth, rich beer. Try serving Celtic Ale with a hearty stew… the beer’s robust character will complement the bold flavors.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: barleywinebrewer on 01-16-2009)
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dgeebs07, Apr 13, 2012
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GABrew, Jul 07, 2013
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mpalestino, Aug 06, 2013
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Drewrd1988, May 02, 2012
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another bonus from a guy at work who says....hey I got 4 cases of assorted brews here...want any? Well yeah....!! Smells like caramel and molasses. Pours to a dark cloudy reddish brown with trace head. Taste is thick and creamy, almost chewy, with a sweet start and a semi bitter finish. The bitterness is sharp but doesn't linger in the aftertaste. This starts out like an english ale but definitely finishes as an irish style amber. Well balanced, so far typical of harpoon brews, and that adds to a very high drinkability. This is a sessionor without a doubt.

mooseisloose, Jan 29, 2008
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WreckingBrew, Dec 19, 2011
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patrick802, May 04, 2014
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abrodsky, Apr 15, 2012
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tvghost, Dec 14, 2013
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DrinkingDrake, Jun 28, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

coppery red with a light tan head that settles quickly. sweet malty aroma. toasted caramel, a hint of bublegum-like fruitiness. the same toasted caramel shows up in the taste, with the hint of bubblegum, and some other clean sweet flavor i can't identify, sort of a burnt sugar candied apple flavor, but that desciption doesn't quite do it justice. fairly light mouthfeel with prickly carbonation. good drinkability. a pleasant tasty beer, but nothing really stands out about it. good, but unremarkable.

kmo1030, Mar 08, 2005
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Mattyb79, Mar 23, 2013
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KevMo84, May 31, 2014
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hibernian Style Ale pours a clear copper color with a thin slightly off white head that dissolves quickly to a thin ring around the surface. The faint caramel malt aroma has a hint of floral hops mixed in. Each sip of this medium bodied beer is dry with a nice malt flavor. Some notes of nuts, bubblegum and floral hops balance out the malt. It sort of reminds me of tea. A sweet malt flavor lingers on the palate when the beer is gone.

This is a quite drinkable, well balanced beer. I consider it middle of the road in regards to flavor.

WanderingFool, May 03, 2005
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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Optimal shaded of clear reddish amber, with a bit of lace.

Smell is only a clean maltiness, expected more from the look.

Malt comes through on the taste, very nice creamy maltness. Decent body, very smooth, nice tasted, neither sour nor sweet, just right. A bit of bitterness from the hops, almost perfect.

Mouthfeel is a bit creamy, clean, smooth and malty.

A nice session beer, nothing great, but good. Certainly more than just a decent beer. Fits the style nicely, just not my favorite type of ale.

robbyc1, Apr 13, 2008
Harpoon Celtic Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
80 out of 100 based on 726 ratings.