Bleddyn 1075 | The Celt Experience

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Celt Experience
Wales, United Kingdom
theceltexperience.co.uk

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A commanding IPA balancing bitterness, sweetness and a grapefruit finish. An IPA to preside with you and your friends at the dinner table. King Bleddyn, most merciful of all Welsh kings. Lived and ruled until 1075 and the number of our original gravity.

Added by Evil_Pidde on 06-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
13.76%
 
 
Wants:
1
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7
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Photo of vinicole
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale orange. Some haze and with far too much effervescence giving a very thick head.
Lemon sherbet aroma. Grass.
Earthy flavour with an ever growing bitterness. Citrus fruit dominates a distant malt taste.
Decent feel.

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Photo of user785335
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of risenz
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Altrurian
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pleasantly cloudy body, capped with an outstanding, fluffy, long-lasting head. World-class cling. Good cascading head formation. Substantial citrus flavor (for a relatively light-ABV IPA). Pretty rich mouthfeel. Had it from a bottle at the UK Pavilion at Expo 2015.

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Photo of djura
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stcules
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A very clean copper appearance, with one finger of beautiful off-white foam.
In the smell a lot of english hop, tea notes, lightly citrussy, maybe a hint of gooseberry.
In the taste the hop dominates, on a godd malty and biscuity base. Beautiful earthly notes, too.
Average body, long and hoppy aftertaste, grassy and earthly.
Good and interesting, aggressive bitterness, but well balanced.

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Photo of AlexRea
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of the_kenosha_kid
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of vanderSchorpioen
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of stephenlee
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Dentist666
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into english pint.
Slightly hazy, amber-golden beer, greenish hue, with 2-finger smooth head. Smell of citrus, pine, pale malts, somewhat bready, all that we love in IPAs. Taste is excellent, refreshing, grapefruit, strong medicinal bitterness. Medium body, good carbonation. Robust, masculine beer, probably, a bit unbalanced between malt body and hop profile.

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Photo of lelepat
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Jetulio
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml. bottle poured into a Pint glass

Appearance... Orange hazy  beer with foamy head colour white of 2 fingers aprox(lasting a two mm film)

Aroma...   malt and herbs, cereals and fruits.  herbal aroma predominance

Taste... Some malty notes and then hop , touch of bitterness and dry lasting in mouth all the time.

Mouthfeel... medium/full body and soft carbonation

Overall... a very recomendable pale ale, not so brilliant as Bronze from same brewery, in my opinion.

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Photo of BrickOneal
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of wl0307
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Coming in a 500ml brown bottle, BB 04/06/2015, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass. Notes: 57 IBUs, using US, NZ, UK hops.

A: pours a bright, light golden colour, coming with a thin off-white head to last and gentle carbonation.
S: sweet flowery, peachy, citric and lychee-ish fruitiness abound upfront, backed by semi-sweet and biscuity malts with a gentle whiff of acidity vividly felt in the midst of the other more assertive elements.
T: bitter-sweet, the foretaste goes immediately flowery, grapefruity, sprigy and zesty hoppy with plentiful fruity notes to boot; gradually the bitterness catches up to render a fairly deep and yet chewy and dry aftertaste. Through out the drink, a pleasant edge of acidity is never far away, while the maltiness comes with enough weight as the backbone without interfering with the major hoppy theme, much more in line with an American take on the style than what I’d relate to an English IPA.
M&O: the carbonation level remains light and refreshing, the body is medium-plus but leaving no trace of alc. whatsoever. All in all, this is a strong hoppy ale that is as quietly exciting to the taste buds as inviting as a balanced session beer.

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Photo of charlatan
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Half pint at Wetherspoons on Greenock. Gold to amber colour with a typical 'spoons head. A sweet nose with some honey and pink grapefruit. I found very little citrus in the taste though. It had a thick syrupy feel and the first sip started sweetly but after that surprisingly big hops dominated, with a really strong leafy hop flavour lingering on the tongue in an oily finish. Very bold for an English IPA so I actually found it to be a sipper. I very much liked it, but I took it slowly.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of Synapstic
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy light amber body with big foamy white head that sticks around the edges and has a slight bald spot in the centre

Big malt nose salt crackers and bonfire toffee

Really complex taste here fruity boiled sweets backed by wholemeal toast that quickly becomes intensely bitter with yeasty tangs

Solid stuff on the MF

Fantastic ale and since it was from a supermarket superb value

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Photo of chinchill
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

.5L bottle, BB dated Nov. 2014 and USDA certified organic, served in a Belgian snifter. The label suggests an English Pale Ale but it has enough hops to warrant the English IPA designation.

Pours hazy, light honey in color, with a thin but partly durable bone-colored head.

Both the aroma and flavor are unusual. The slightly pungent aroma has clear and quite distinct contributions from sweet malts plus light grains, as well as herbal/fruity hops. In tasting, the hops are stronger and more earthy than suggested by the nose, despite the appearance of grapefruit notes there. They build quickly to a moderately strong level, then magically (OK, it's the malts) diminish, soon leaving a mild-moderate bitter, fruity and hoppy aftertaste with some underlying bisquit.

Feel: medium-thin body; medium carbonation.

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Photo of Bcolbert
3/5  rDev -20.6%

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