#12BeersOfXmas Day 3 - Celt Experience Apparition IPA

So it's day 3 and I'm sure you all know the score by now... review a beer a day for 12 days!

Well, you lucky people, today brings a Celt Experience (Wales) collaboration with the Mischievous Melissa Cole... Apparition IPA. A 5.9% organic dry-hopped IPA.

So... what's it like?

On the nose you're hit by a caramel tidal wave that's playing nicely with some blood orange, white pepper and lemons.

Upon taking a sip you're hit with big and fruity blood oranges, caramel and a lot of bitterness to finish. There's also another familiar flavour in there but I can't for the life of me figure out what it is and it's really annoying me! It might be strawberries... I'm not sure, but it's tasty!

Mouthfeel has a good bit of carbonation and the bitterness attacks your throat as it goes down.

Overall, this is a really enjoyable beer and I would certainly purchase it again. It has the most important thing in an IPA... balance. Also, it's not a massive ABV either which is brilliant. You can have a couple of bottles and not be wasted. Love it.

Well that's it for Day 3! See you tomorrow for day 4 when we're off to Mexico!




  1. One of my favourite breweries. Not had this beer though - must give it a go!


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