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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

722 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 722
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.57%
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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Photo of Treyliff
3.85/5  rDev +10%

A- dark amber, almost red in color with a small white fizzy head and good lacing.

S- floral hops, fruity, sweet malts, and just a bit of citrus.

T- floral hops similar to the smell, a bit of citrus fruitiness and an interesting note of bubble gum. It gives a pretty sweet taste, which transitions into a sweet malty taste, almost caramel like. Finishes moderately bitter with a nice linger.

M - medium body, medium carbonation and goes down pretty smooth. M

O- an interesting take on an Irish Red. Fruity and refreshing, yet nicely balanced by the sweet malt. Better than I was expecting.

Treyliff, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

jfcaa193, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of chrispoint
2/5  rDev -42.9%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

jk3, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

bcal16, Feb 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

zhumphrey, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of MoreThanWine
3.23/5  rDev -7.7%

Poured a pretty 2" bright beige head of average lifespan. The body is a nice clear amber but I wouldn't really call it a red ale. It smells of toasted malt and a little hops. The taste is kind of a weak version of a Scotch ale. This beer is OK, I could drink it regularly, but it's not really a standout.

MoreThanWine, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of UfosBigRigsnBBQ
3.5/5  rDev 0%

UfosBigRigsnBBQ, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of JohnnyMc
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

JohnnyMc, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%

A-Clear amber, some carbonation, not much, one finger head

S-Roasty malts, caramel, little else.

T-Caramel, some roastiness, semi-sweet.

M-Medium bodied but little carbonation.

O-Another Irish Red Ale that just didn't do it for me. The mesh of flavors isn't there.

rlee1390, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of sizemore84
4/5  rDev +14.3%

sizemore84, Feb 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

rusty3335, Feb 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Kahlerbock, Feb 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

bpackertx, Feb 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

AgingWarrior, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

rsant, Feb 02, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

lemonlime311, Feb 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

WaydeRafnel, Jan 30, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

sweisel80, Jan 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

AndrewM90, Jan 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

woodycorn44, Jan 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

mbs11, Jan 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

bonbini26, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

dhabersa, Jan 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Stoffel, Jan 05, 2012
Harpoon Celtic Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
80 out of 100 based on 722 ratings.