Harpoon Celtic Ale - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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3.48/5 rDev -0.9%
Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a vibrant, dark, copper-red coloring with a light, frothy, off-white head that quickly settles into an uneven film. Aromas of malt depth, with some nutty and scotch characteristics throughout. Light roasting throughout both the aroma and the palate. Strong malt backbone, with layers of nut, caramel, and toffee sweetness blended together into a smooth, rich body. There is a slight hops bitterness that cleans up the tail end of the flavor profile, leading into a light, richly sweet aftertaste. The body is light and smooth, with a sharpness for the finish. Slightly cloying, leaving a slight linger behind. Easy to drink, and some interesting and light flavors.
03-22-2012 23:16:48 | More by GarthDanielson
3.63/5 rDev +3.4%
12oz. bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
A- a clear amber/ruby, with a finger of white head that sticks around a bit. A little bit of lacing.
S- not much going on, some funky yeast, and toasted grains.
T- Thank goodness there's more to this beer than the smell. A really nice straightforward toasted grain/carmel malt bill with some light balancing floral hops. Tasty.
M- Slightly creamy mouthfeel to this medium bodied brew.
O- I have a soft spot for a decent Irish Red, and this certainly hit the spot.
03-20-2012 02:16:25 | More by JWU
3.5/5 rDev -0.3%
12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a tulip glass. best before 06/15/12.
pours out a clear deep red, bronze color. somewhat a fizzy one fingers worth of head, off white, that settles eventually to a thin ring and patchy foam.
metallic biscuity, bready malt is mostly what i get in the aroma. fruit esters as well and maybe a touch of caramel.
follows the aroma. biscuit, bread crust with slight hint of toffee and metal. just enough citric, slight herbal hops to balance. and a little fruity esters as well.
some what of a sharp, crisp finish and a high amount of slightly bitey carbonation. slightly fuller side of light bodied. very good drinkability.
nothing to really get excited over, somewhat of a bland style. i could see this appealing to macro drinkers trying to convert, exspecially those who enjoy yuengling lager, almost the same beer with an ale yeast and maybe the slightest bit more body, but tis the season...
03-20-2012 01:01:17 | More by dogfishandi
3.58/5 rDev +2%
Clear and reddish-brown. Not a big head but it stays around.
The smell is a mix of bread, toast and slightly sweet malt.
The flavor has some good toasted malt, with earthy tones and banana bread. It's got a good medium body and is quite thirst quenching.
03-17-2012 22:21:54 | More by SuperSpy
Harpoon Celtic Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
80 out of 100 based on 720 ratings.