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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

718 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 718
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.25%
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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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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

Illinois

3.41/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-02-2013 06:50:31 | More by KevinDanger23
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BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -14.5%

11-18-2013 00:17:52 | More by BeerMeister8
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Enriquehopnog

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

11-12-2013 20:49:06 | More by Enriquehopnog
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ajcormier

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

10-31-2013 19:49:14 | More by ajcormier
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

10-24-2013 12:51:14 | More by HRamz3
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BTFU

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

10-17-2013 23:41:39 | More by BTFU
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Nunya

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

10-16-2013 13:54:43 | More by Nunya
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Kruja5

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

10-16-2013 00:53:40 | More by Kruja5
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Kevin_Siqveland

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.5%

10-12-2013 21:30:50 | More by Kevin_Siqveland
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

10-03-2013 18:59:23 | More by Kmlund
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Beermaine

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

10-03-2013 00:52:17 | More by Beermaine
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

10-01-2013 15:51:36 | More by Varkias41
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

09-28-2013 04:01:30 | More by Jame515
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev +14%

09-17-2013 23:07:47 | More by Dicers
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jsherlock

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

09-16-2013 13:44:44 | More by jsherlock
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Heavy_D

Kentucky

4.69/5  rDev +33.6%

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A: Pours a nice reddish color. 1 1/2 to 2 finger head. Doesn't last long, but leaves behind a lot of lacing.

S: Malty, bready.

T: Sweet, caramel malts. Some hoppy bitterness towards the end.

M: Slightly thick. Moderate carbonation. Feels just right.

O: Very nice red ale. I've been a fan of others of this style I've tried, and this is no exception. Like the malty-bready/biscuity taste.

09-15-2013 05:41:48 | More by Heavy_D
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

09-10-2013 17:28:40 | More by harpus
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sox828

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -14.5%

09-05-2013 20:33:41 | More by sox828
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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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JTomczak

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

08-06-2013 18:23:02 | More by JTomczak
Harpoon Celtic Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
80 out of 100 based on 718 ratings.