JFGrind (1848) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin bodied Blonde Ale with minimal bitterness, grassy aroma. Easy drinker thanks to a basic recipe. While not a dud, Bombshell did not blow me away.
rubbishystuff (1864) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Sean for this. Low hop level, light and thin. Needed just a little more in everything. Serving: Bottle
Aurelius (4230) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The usual Newcastle brown bottle, good label, good cap. Clear, light gold, thin white head. Aroma is a decent mod-UK pale ale aroma - a bit sweaty, the British hops dominate, and the Gemano-american hops are just there to make things interesting. Very light diacetyl. Lightly sweet, zippy, bright but non-aggressive hops. Pleasant bitter and dry citrus finish, medium to slightly light body. Decent summer brew. Thanks to PorterPounder for the informal trade.
Pershing (477) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold with a small white head. Fair amount of carbonation. Grassy aroma with some sweet malt. Nice balanced malt/hop taste without overdoing the hops. Refreshing clean finish. Better than expected.
beertholomeus (824) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light golden color with white head. Hop, grass and sweet malt aromas. Light citrus hop flavor and a sweet malty backbone. Slight bitter finish.
artmcd8 (1653) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at PGH Beerfest. Malty mess of an aroma. Smells like an old IPA. It at least tastes slightly better.
zoucrew102 (554) - - JUL 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at old Chicago powers cos. very malty aroma with a touch of honey. Pours golden yellow with basically no head. Malty flavor with a hint of honey and a slight hoppy bite on the finish. Decent.
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rangerred (937) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium gold with just a thin white head that is quick to disappear. Just some sparse lacing on the sides of the glass.
Aroma of grain with a little bit of toast and spicy hops. Some honey in there as well. Not bad at all but a little weak.
More grain and honey on the taste with some caramel sneaking through. The flavor packs a lot more punch than the aroma and really is pretty good. Spicy/grassy hops punch through with a moderate bitterness that lingers for a long while.
Overall, not a bad effort from Newcastle on a light and summery brew. A bit better than I was expecting and i would consider picking up some more of this.
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear hay colored with 2-finger white clingy head. Nose is caro syrupy pale malt, bready citrus, hops. Tastes of bready pale malt, somewhat cloying, with notes of honey, noble hops, and some finishing pilsy bitterness.
TheCametron (1804) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden with White head. Malt is undeniably roasty which undoes the style a little bit. The hops are earthy and sweaty. It doesn’t really come together that well. I was exited when I saw the familiar Newcy Broon branding but the beers were a bit underwhelming.