EithCubes (5555) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, brown glass. Some light zest and crystal in the nose, dash of fruity yeast. A pretty dark orange/copper body with a short off-white head. Sweet, lightly bitter taste with a pleasant crackery resolution, touch of astringency or even spice in the middle, does dry out toward the end, maybe a little too much crystal/scratch, and contributed hop flavors are weak. Malt is thinnish but stable enough, though there’s a hint of sour grain that runs this into recent Yuengling territory. Light-medium body, all in all your basic plörre Bitter.
bigtourist (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty bland and watery. No bitterness at all. Taste present but disappears quickly..
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is purely of yeast, and the color is an orangeish brown with a minimal white head. The taste is mildly sour, slightly bitter, and slightly salty, but the palate combines a bitter finish, a soft carbonation, a light body, and a thin texture.
Nekronos (4058) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite tasteless. NOt bad but nothing to say about it that could result interesting. NOt bitter and not awesome either.
djd07 (9748) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with medium creamy off white head. The aroma is a strong bready malt and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with strong raisin malt and caramel with metallic finish. A decent ESB from Newcastle.
MrBeerFanatic (1007) - Friona, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light clear amber with light orange hues and a frothy head. Aromas of caramel, pine hops, and hints of toffee. Flavors of light bitter hay hops, very light toffee, and light grass. Medium bitter and leaves its bitter bite with bitter and slight grain. Expected more in the flavors from the nose. Smells like a light bock and drinks like a bitter.
rougeau13 (2544) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Clear copper-amber with a big, frothy, off-white head that laces quite a bit. Aroma of caramel, grass, and metal. The taste is metallic and a little bitter. Light bodied, smooth, and a little dry.
dnstone (2614) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a solid copper color with a white-ish suds for head. Toasted malt and red fruit on the aroma (maybe raspberry?). Light malty body, bready with a light raspberry note.
tommann (3306) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Pours burnt orange with a medium head. Aroma is marmalade and burnt toast. Taste has a fair amount of toast with caramel in the finish.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper-amber with a large beige milkshake head. Aroma of skunked toasted malt, light toffee, grains and mild grassy hops. Gritty, grainy and slippery with caramel, a touch of fruit an minimal bitterness. Perhaps someone should get these guys a style guide on what an IPA is!