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Harpoon Celtic Ale - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon Celtic AleHarpoon Celtic Ale

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Ratings: 729
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 16
Gots: 28 | 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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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.

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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.

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Harpoon Celtic Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
80 out of 100 based on 729 ratings.