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

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

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by soccerman7 on 03-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.68/5  rDev n/a
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.

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