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Harpoon Celtic Ale - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
80
good

712 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 712
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 14
Gots: 23 | 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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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-16-2014 11:00:13 | More by Fettpopps
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.3%

03-16-2014 02:26:05 | More by Furley80
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Huffs

New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-15-2014 20:59:04 | More by Huffs
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Juice-O

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +14.3%

03-14-2014 20:51:04 | More by Juice-O
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HelpMeBloody

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-27-2014 17:22:14 | More by HelpMeBloody
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_phil_d

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

02-25-2014 02:04:59 | More by _phil_d
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-23-2014 02:28:37 | More by CB_Crowe
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-19-2014 06:32:39 | More by 2beerdogs
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bryc9194

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

02-18-2014 21:56:23 | More by bryc9194
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

02-16-2014 06:14:58 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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Noelito76

New York

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-15-2014 15:58:47 | More by Noelito76
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Danjal

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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LoudRed

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-21-2014 01:13:31 | More by AJ01923
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JLT

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

01-20-2014 17:46:27 | More by JLT
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.3%

01-18-2014 17:35:11 | More by ColForbinBC
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

01-11-2014 15:24:41 | More by rorjets
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jrand2621

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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

Illinois

3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Bottle, from the bottle
Served: 2 January 2014

Appearance: Looks good. Nice coloring and a solid head when pouring that didn't stick around very long.

Smell: Very malty- caramel and brown sugar seem to be pretty dominant in the nose.

Taste: Very similar in taste to the nose- caramel and brown sugar, maybe some dark pumpernickel bready characteristics too. Finishes very dry.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation. I would have preferred this one to be a bit smoother to be honest.

Overall: An okay beer, but not my favorite. Tastes similar to a doppelbock in terms of overall malt profile. Maltier than an Oktoberfest, but sweeter than a doppelbock.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 01:25:50 | More by Beric
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-16-2013 01:51:52 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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tvghost

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

12-13-2013 01:37:31 | More by NatsnSkinsDC
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matjack85

Illinois

3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making it $1.67 for a single 12oz bottle. No freshness date, but since this beer is only brewed from January to March, and this is already December, it's certainly not fresh off the assembly line, but it''s still under a year old, so it should still be OK.

The beer poured a perfectly clear red/amber color with a 1-finger off-white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.

The beer had a slightly sweet malty and bready smell along with a touch of alcohol.

Bready and roasted malt flavor with some caramel sweetness, as well as a touch of cherry fruitiness underneath. The finish has some mild hop bitterness to it (26 IBU's) as well as some alcohol, which I didn't expect from a 5.4% beer.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

It's OK but not spectacular. Their website lists it as a good session beer, and it should be with a 5.4% alcohol content, but I couldn't down many of these due to the noticeable alcoholic flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 14:53:01 | More by matjack85
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RichIron883

New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-06-2013 20:32:23 | More by RichIron883
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KevinDanger23

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-02-2013 06:50:31 | More by KevinDanger23
Harpoon Celtic Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
80 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.