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Harpoon Celtic Ale - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
80
good

726 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 726
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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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Jame515, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Dicers, Sep 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

jsherlock, Sep 16, 2013
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4.69/5  rDev +34%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Heavy_D, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

harpus, Sep 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

sox828, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

mpalestino, Aug 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

JTomczak, Aug 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Wedcat, Aug 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

balinor, Aug 01, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev -2.9%

FreshButterbeer, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

JMAC45, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

harsley, Jul 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

jmann40, Jul 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

db12, Jul 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

pastramionrye7, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

WOLFGANG, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

GABrew, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

TastyAdventure, Jul 07, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes from the Spring. Poured from a 12 oz into a standard pint.

Appearance: Very clear red ale with a little white head. Head didn't last long. 3.5/5

Smell: Not particularly strong, but mostly bready, malty. 3.25/5

Taste: Fairly sweet take on the style. Nice caramel malts. Slight alcohol on the very end of a sip, odd given the ABV. Not bad. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Nice, balanced carbonation level. Goes in watery, finishes slightly dry. Probably the best aspect of this. 3.75/5

I'd give this another go, but I probably wouldn't buy a six pack. 3.5/5

ColdWaffles, Jul 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

littleplus, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

JoeMarsh, Jun 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

DrinkingDrake, Jun 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Garrettshu, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Orange, Jun 16, 2013
Harpoon Celtic Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
80 out of 100 based on 726 ratings.