Harpoon Celtic Ale | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

769 Ratings
Harpoon Celtic AleHarpoon Celtic Ale

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

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.

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3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a clear, dark red color with a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the sweet malt, with some dark fruit thrown in. I get a ton of raisins and cherries in the aroma. The flavor is very similar, with a lot of sweet toffee and some light dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I am not a huge fan of this style of beer, but this one was better than most I have tried.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Medium amber body with transparency and a thin white layer of bubbles on top.

S- Rich caramel malt aroma, not much else going on.

T- Caramel malt dominates the taste with a slight hop presence to balance out the flavor.

M- Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Very drinkable.

O- Decent beer, but nothing great.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: two finger head with excellent retention on a cloudy amber body.

S: caramel malts but with a more sour/funk aroma than sweet. slight burnt toast note as well.

T: heavy maltiness with mostly sweet caramel and toasted malt that almost provides a rough texture to the beer.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: very malty so much that the beer texture is affected.

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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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