jcos (1175) - Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Location/Date:Bottle on January 24th, 2013.
Appearance: Light hop, bread.
Aroma: Aroma of bready malt, light hop
Taste: Light bitterness, bready, caramel.
Summary: Funny how the brewer lists it as an IPA and RB a premium bitter. Even knowing it is British, my expectations were lower for an IPA, this beer was just okay.
harrisoni (10909) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Tesco. Clear pale brown colour thick cream head. Syrup malt aroma. Bit of biscuit. Touch of some vague hop on the finish. It’s like the Nocturnal, just very good as a beer, but this one is just slightly better. Not great.
TheBeerOrg (2136) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber with a thin mostly receding off-white head. Notes of caramel, toffee, piney hops.
BVery (4249) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Not sure what I really expected from Newcastle, but this is pretty bad. Plenty of skunk to go with the caramel malts. Pretty light palate. Bleh.
bpreo (1171) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Made following an 18th Century British recipe for IPA’s. Lot’s of caramel flavors.
berrya785 (395) - Kansas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber color with a half-inch head and good lacing.
Underwhelming aroma that featured malt, mild hops and grain. Taste is sweet malt, mild hops, and grain.
decaturstevo (4075) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold pour with very little head or lace. Aroma is caramel malt with a hinto perfumy hops. Flavor is medium malt with a hinto floral hop bitter. Light medium body with aggressive carbonation. OK drinker
jeremyh70 (345) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a light brown with little head and dece t lacing. Aroma of grains, biscuit malt. Watery taste of toasted malt, some sweetness, maybe some nuttiness and slight leathery taste in finish. Not much bitterness for an IPA, even an English IPA. Low carbonation. Not very complex or good. Doesn't taste too bad just not much taste at all. Drinkable if you like flavored water as your beer. Wouldn't buy again.
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richc (144) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma is caramel, lots of caramel and nothing else. Pours golden with an off white head. Flavour is more caramel with a touch of bitterness. Over all this beer isn’t an IPA and is a bit dull.
keepersj12 (2240) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with no head. The aroma is bland, a bit of caramel and some biscuit. The flavor ha the caramel and bit of metal. Not much in the way of hops. Certainly not an IPA, and an average ESB.