hair-old (178) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2011
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
A total drain pour,the absolute worst beer I have had in a long time.PG Tips tea has more flavour.I will leave the other 4 bottles in the fridge to pawn off on false friends.Newcastle brewed a second run and this small beer fails big time.Avoid at all costs.
Danyel (442) - Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Every single thing in this beer clashed, it was horrid. I took one drink, almost sprayed it out of my mouth, gave it to my boyfriend, he took one drink, walked to the kitchen and poured it out. The we laughed. It was terrible. Never buy.
patsmitty (9) - Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2011 does not count
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Really nothing special. I wouldnít really classify this as an IPA. The ískunkinessí confuses the íhopinessí. This brew is completely see-through and so is the taste. Iím not sure Iíll buy this again. Iíd rather drink a Stella over this. A little disappointing given it comes from Newcastle.
ddfrazee (66) - Flat Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weird and sour smelling. Decent amount of head. Refreshing though. Not worth revisiting. Bizarre light taste. I am not finding this very IPA-like. Not as hoppy as I expected. Depressing. Just like winter.
matthewk42 (1) - - NOV 19, 2011 does not count
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Quite possibly the worst beer Iíve ever tasted. The brewmaster of this one should be drawn and quartered! Poured into standard pint glass and swear the almost non existent head faded before the pour was complete. Over taste was very similar to newspaper soaked in flat champagne and then strained directly into the bottle. I canít believe this beer was allowed out of the brewery in anything other than a floor drain!
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[4087K-20111930] Bottle. Sweet floral toffee cream aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a medium-lasting bubbly white head. Toffee creamy flavour has a sweet aftertaste. Medium body. Not awful but not yet bad. (6/3/6/3/11) 2.9
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a one finger thick off white head. Soft carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma is caramel malt with herbal and floral hops. Flavor is caramel malt and esters with herbal and floral hops. The esters and malt linger in the finish a bit. Medium to full body. A decent beer, but tastes like the other Newcastle beers Iíve had.
SSSteve (3633) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle. flat appearance with a clear bronze/orange color and almost no head. usual rubbery newcastle nose with a burnt caramel and toast note. flavors of toasted malt, balloon rubber and something like old hops. light watery body.
MaBeer1972 (1244) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A light amber brew with smooth flavor. More malty than hoppy. Reminds me of something like Hobgoblin, or a similar English Bitter. This is really not an IPA as we know it. Long light sweet-bitter lingering finish.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz bottle thanks to 17thfloor. Pours a deep golden amber with a small white froth. Aroma......hmmm very strange, fruity character, sweet caramel note, some kind of toffee and stale grain, cereal character, I cant put my finger on it, metallic I suppose, bleh. Flavor has some higher presence of hops, at least some attempt as a fruity hoppy flavor, though it never achieves much, gaining some grainy malt note, some biscuit and more metallic fruity note in the finish. Light to medium body and a very sharp carbonation. No good, not sure what the goal was here