Harpoon Celtic Ale | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

BA SCORE
80
good
769 Ratings
Harpoon Celtic AleHarpoon Celtic Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States
harpoonbrewery.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

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

Added by barleywinebrewer on 01-16-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
769
Reviews:
365
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
78
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 769 |  Reviews: 365
Photo of vdub191
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chriswjr
3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisBouchard81
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It’s a dark red, almost mahogany, colored red ale with a thin white head and an abundance of carbonation. It has a malty smell. It has a strong malty, yeasty taste with a little bit of fruitiness and a little bitterness and a crisp dry finish despite being a fuller body than many reds. I applaud it for being a robust red ale, but the hops are little more than I’m used to in a red ale. All in all not a bad red, but nothing too special either. Some of the craft breweries in San Diego in my opinion have better examples of the style despite not really being a red ale kind of town.

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Photo of -chii-
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sellen
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raoul_Dork
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DJoe
3.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Malty rather than hoppy; probably a nice "heavier" summer ale; just a bit astringent early in the pour.

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Photo of imanidiot777
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joegallows
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wc94wc
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griggsy
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zylod
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Snowmanfs
4.04/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid beer that anyone should be happy having. Solid ballance. Nothing to crave but something to enjoy anytime. A mainstay of Harpoon. Glad it's available, keep pouring.

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Photo of Lucular
3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rkf1976
3.39/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beeeeeerman
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MTYBTY5000
4.28/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth. Very easy drink. Refreshing on a warm day.

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Photo of Stableatbest
3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a red and amber color, head quickly dissipates into a thin lace that dissapeared towards the end. Roasted malty aroma, dark fruits and some wood. Malty, and fruity, and a dry finish. Light to low medium bodied feel, drinkable and refreshing. A solid brew.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; reddish amber in color; 1 finger khaki head that receded slowly to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: toast, fresh wort, raisin, a little toffee, a little wood, a little nutty;

T: toffee, nutty; a little caramel toward the end; light bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; light to moderate carbonation - a little creamy;

O: not all that complex, but easy to drink;

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Harpoon Celtic Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
3.51 out of 5 based on 769 ratings.
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