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Harpoon Celtic Ale - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon Celtic AleHarpoon Celtic Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

720 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 720
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.53%
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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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-27-2012 23:05:24 | More by trevorpost
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Ajlvt

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-02-2012 02:49:47 | More by Ajlvt
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-05-2012 17:15:08 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-10-2012 01:55:43 | More by Chugs13
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dhep16

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-16-2012 15:06:04 | More by dhep16
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ninaturner

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-20-2013 00:04:24 | More by ninaturner
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-18-2013 20:23:46 | More by jjd315
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GABrew

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-07-2013 20:54:03 | More by GABrew
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Stoffel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

01-05-2012 04:12:53 | More by Stoffel
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-06-2013 20:06:11 | More by mpalestino
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Drewrd1988


3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-02-2012 20:15:18 | More by Drewrd1988
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mooseisloose

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

01-29-2008 00:53:14 | More by mooseisloose
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WreckingBrew

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-19-2011 03:11:00 | More by WreckingBrew
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patrick802

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-04-2014 16:20:08 | More by patrick802
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abrodsky

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-15-2012 21:28:04 | More by abrodsky
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Ankur

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-31-2013 03:46:36 | More by Ankur
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tvghost

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-14-2013 03:02:50 | More by tvghost
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-28-2013 00:01:42 | More by DrinkingDrake
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kmo1030

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

03-08-2005 00:00:11 | More by kmo1030
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-23-2013 00:44:53 | More by Mattyb79
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jrand2621

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

01-09-2014 12:33:59 | More by jrand2621
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KevMo84

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-31-2014 07:13:40 | More by KevMo84
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

05-03-2005 22:18:16 | More by WanderingFool
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robbyc1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

04-13-2008 22:18:51 | More by robbyc1
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RSGeraghty

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-29-2013 02:41:50 | More by RSGeraghty
Harpoon Celtic Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
80 out of 100 based on 720 ratings.