fidelis83 (1823) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear darkish amber with a 1 finger, creamy beige head, aroma is floral, soapy and planty hops, toffee, tree fruit and mineral notes. Flavor is more biscuity and grainy than the aroma indicates with some light citrus notes a mineral and floral finish. Nice creamy feel with a mild, spritzy carbonation. Not bad overall, but Iím not sure this should be marketed as an IPA, as it really seems much less hoppy than any IPA I can remember and seems more like a moderately hopped bitter all around. No points lost for not fitting the style, but it is a little disappointing.
shrubber85 (6977) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Toffee malt and orange peel aroma. Amber with moderate head. Lightly sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter orange peel hops flavor. Light metallic aftertaste. Not bad but not great.
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2012
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep, clear, coper with a short, off-white head.
Scent is slight.....a little bread.
Taste is watery, nut and grain....caramel.
Tastes like a weak brown ale.
Barely any true hop bitter or sensation.
Not a bad flavour...just at a loss to see any hint of an IPA in there.
gripweed57 (508) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours an orange copper color with a large foamy beige head. Light bready malt nose. Zesty sweet caramel malt flavor with a subtle herbal hop finish. Rather bland and certainly not up to character for an IPA.
kdm1984 (586) - Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 Newcastle Winter IPA - Pours gold with enormous head and very impressive lacing, especially at the top. Aroma very weak - not much beyond some earthy malts. Flavor is also weak - some biscuity malts and enough hops that itís recognizable as a pale ale. This and St. Peterís IPA, for example, are definitely more of the British style of pale ale than the American IPAs weíre used to over in the States. This is okay, but if I really want a British pale ale, Iím definitely more fond of the ESBs. 02/13 update: this is now in the ESB category? It doesnít fit that one well, either.
Fatehunter (1076) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Finger and half of head, clear copper body.
A wood, barnyard and lemon zest smell.
Fairly malty, medium bitterness, mild apple and pear taste. With a long dry bitter ending.
Smooth texture, low carbonation, medium body.
Itís nothing crazy, but it has a good solid profile. An IPA with more malt to it, which is nice and different.
filogomo (10) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 30, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Itís a knockoff ipa taste. I donít like this beer and wouldnít try it again . No wonder why its on special at bww danbury ct
Shoemanchu (9) - Annandale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2012 does not count
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Not a whole lot here, has a bready roasted taste to it. Finishes kinda nutty. What else would you expect from newcastle
AshtonMcCobb (2113) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
33cl bottle. Pours a honey colour with a nicely proportioned head. The nose has butterscotch and a little malt. The taste has toffee, some grassiness and then more sweetness. The palate is medium bodied and tangy and cloying in the texture and then it finishes quite abruptly. Overall, pretty uninspiring.
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cleat amber with a very thin white head. Dry and crisp bready aroma. Mild flavor with slight roasty notes.