rangerred (782) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into a nonic.
Appearance is a clear medium brown with a smallish white head. Poor retention and lacing.
Smell is grainy with a slight fruity character reminiscent of grapes. Also a little bit of toffee. Not bad.
The flavor is kind of a mash up of the smell along with some metallic notes. There is some fruitiness, caramel, and metal along with toffee. There is an almost puckering dryness that lingers on the back of the throat. Mouthfeel is thin.
This just isnít a very good beer. The flavors donít are all over the place and donít mesh well. The finish is also too dry. Not a good job by Newcastle.
undercurrent25 (1171) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber colour, slight hop flavour, but not too strong, nothing special, I was expecting a lot more
jaghana (3264) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - NOV 23, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 355ml from Quack-Duck thanks ! A clear copper beer, nose is almost empty !! Aroma is on industrial caramel, some bitter hops but on the aroma side there is nothing, donno what they really wanted to do. The average UK pale ale are more hopy than this one, I havenít felt the creamy finish. Anyway happy to had opportunity to get this bottle.
Leighton (8603) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at chrisoís Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013 - London. Pours clear, brown-gold with a light, white foam head. Sugary bread on the nose, some toffee and hints of cocoa. Light sweet flavor with more toffee, lightly tangy fruits, bread. Light in body with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, more bread, caramel, various fruits. OK, really.
floydisbest (8) - - OCT 5, 2013 does not count
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma is a bit bready and roasty, not very IPAish, although it obviously should be. Doughy, almost skunky aroma. The appearance is pretty much completely brown, although itís not a thick brown, itís fairly transparent and clear. The taste has a light sweetness and medium-heavy bitterness. Body is lighter, with a thin texture and average/above average carbonation factor. The finish follows through with the aroma and initial hit to the palate, pretty astringent tasting, takes a bit to clear.
wekker84 (1372) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma citrus spicy malts and some earthy hops flavor malts citrus spicy pineapple fruits and some earthy hops in the finish
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 14/09/13. A brown beer with a grey head. A malty beer with brown fruits. A fusty edge. Sweet and low hopped. It does want it sets out to do quite well and thereís nothing nasty but it is a bit shallow.
anders37 (14720) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Chrisoís Pre-GBBF Shindig í13. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grainy weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
tnkw01 (845) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Loved this beer. Not overly hoppy and great roasted malt balance. Dark color, tan head. Love it.
dlbeer (588) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber/brown pour with white head. Smells of malt and slight hops. Tastes of malt and caramel. Not much hops at all.
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madmitch76 (12102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
10th August 2013
ChrisOís Pre GBBF íAre You Scottish?í tasting. Almost clear gold - amber . Little white head. Light dry palate with fine carbonation. Sweetish papery malt. Whisper of lemon and orange citric hops. Dry finish. To papery and malty!