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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: 728
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 17
Gots: 27 | 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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Photo of kirkse
3.5/5  rDev 0%

kirkse, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of spelletier
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

spelletier, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of SuperSpy
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

SuperSpy, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of dhep16
3.5/5  rDev 0%

dhep16, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of fdig23
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

fdig23, Mar 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Element1290, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of mrfreakybig
3.5/5  rDev 0%

mrfreakybig, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of rpaine
4/5  rDev +14.3%

rpaine, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of hosehead83
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear deep copper color, with a nice two-inch head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt
Taste-Toasted malt, faint caramel, clean finishing. Light-bodied and sessionable, plain but pleasant. A nice choice as a session ale on March 17.

hosehead83, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Nordicsk8er
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Nordicsk8er, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

mdillon86, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of mccorjf54
5/5  rDev +42.9%

mccorjf54, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of magine
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear dark reddish amber color. Nice creamy off white fluffy head. Lots of good carbonation and tons of tight bubbles rise to the top. Light layer of patchy lace remains. Really good lace all around the glass remains. Great looks.

Brew smells of caramel malts, sweet yeast and biscuit. Some mellow hops and spice round out the nose. Pretty good nose.

Brew is balanced; nice creaminess up front. Sweet caramel malts, crisp peppery hops in the middle and end. Finishes mellow and slighty dry. Almost a bit of sweet fruit hops here as I drink. Good and full bodied for the style as well. Lots of character and flavors going on here for a low abv brew. Real good malty brew here that is perfect to session. Great brew here.

This brew is making me want to look into this style again. A great treat here; tasty, full bodied, looks great and is very drinkable. Great stuff here.

magine, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a ruby amber with a thin layer of soft, creamy, white head that fades away. There are a ton of carbonation bubbles that rise to the top when first poured. The nose has a sweet, rich, caramel malt note. The flavor is caramel malt, sweet, toasted malt, and faint butterscotch. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, crisp, and smooth.

This is a decent beer. I would definitely have a few of these with my St. Patty's celebration.

tdm168, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of bootsandbeer
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

bootsandbeer, Mar 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

jaidenjb, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of rangerred
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is a clear dark ruby with a one finger off-white head that is quick to fade.

Aroma is of caramel and bubblegum along with a slight bit of roast.

The flavor has the same bubblegum that was in the aroma along with a somewhat woody flavor. Caramel is there from the malt along with a light roast. Mouthfeel is pretty slick and smooth.

Overall this beer is ok but it seems like there is a little too much going on. Glad I tried it but probably wouldn't go back and have it again.

rangerred, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of durkle
4/5  rDev +14.3%

durkle, Mar 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

bbeerman, Mar 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Hanzo, Mar 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

SHCC, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of jktedder12
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a chilled pint glass. Foamy head, about a quarter inch, dissipated to some lingering lacing. floral hop aroma with a hint of citrus. Color is golden ruby. Nice ruddy appearance for an Irish Red. Nice smooth feel in the mouth with just a bit of extra carbonation. Floral hop taste with a hint of caramel. Finishes bitter and dry. Overall very nice, solid red ale.

jktedder12, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Brewman7284
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Nice looking amber almost a red ale, Very little amount of head one finger, not much lacing at all

S - Boring to me not much of anything

T - Easy to drink, goes down like water and has way to much carbination

M - Not much flavor seems like i am drinking seltzer water

O - Not one of my favorites

Brewman7284, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of ehnesandrew
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

ehnesandrew, Mar 01, 2012
Harpoon Celtic Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
80 out of 100 based on 728 ratings.