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Harpoon Celtic Ale - Spruce Tips - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon Celtic Ale - Spruce Tips
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 1.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: soccerman7 on 03-05-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

bishopdc0, Jan 08, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a pint at the brewery on a brisk night.

A - A thick, dense head that stayed to the bottom of the pint. Gorgeous garnet red color with great carbonation.

S- Spruce. It just hits you. Smelled like walking in the woods. After you get through the spruce, there was a really nice baked sweet bread / malt character.

T - The spruce was a bit over powering a first but was balanced. It added a pleasant spice / herbal character to the beer. Once through the spice, it had a nice malt backbone. Very nice flavor.

M - It was a perfectly made cask. Creamy mouth feel with out coating the mouth. Very nice body.

D - While the spruce was a bit over powering, pairing it with a basket of beer battered onion rings was really good. The spruce cut the fattiness of the rings really well. Paired with food it is fantastic, though a little difficult on its own. Overall I really liked it and would order it again.

soccerman7, Mar 05, 2011
Harpoon Celtic Ale - Spruce Tips from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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