dogbomb (1070) - ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark rusty gold with lots of bubbles. Yellowish thin head. Malty nose with a hint of grapefruit rind. A little ginger and spice in the mouth, with grapefruit bitterness and some malt sweet. A touch of honey. A bit bland though. Expect much more from this style.
gripweed57 (999) - 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.
Thisis12ptfont (997) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unique aroma of rye and dark malts. Deep brownish copper color. Nice, flavorful malts with notes of toffee, brown sugar, maple, oak and caramel. Overall, doesnít taste at all like an IPA but itís pretty good. Iíd give this a C rating.
rangerred (989) - 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.
geologyguy (986) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
not too hoppy at all. Maybe even some slight chocolate taste in there? probably the best IPA ive ever had... and I donít like IPAs... but tasted it when I was sick so...
vikingguy (933) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper color with very little head. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Taste - toasted, bisquity malt. Caramel and brown sugar. Grassy hops adds some balance to the sweetness. This is not an IPA but better than I was expecting.
Lemke10 (903) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I bought a single bottle of this as part of a M&M 6-pack from Binnyís in Downerís Grove, IL for $9.99 in Early 2012.
Pours a medium amber color with a slight head. Scent has some bitterness to it, but it smells more like an adjunct lager. Wow, this one you have to try and not in a good way. The texture is light and dry but finishes with a harsh bitter after taste. Overall the taste is barely better than a cheaply made malt liquor. Itís not going to be easy finishing this off. Definitely avoid.
MrBeerFanatic (901) - 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.
jeremyh70 (889) - 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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MalcolmTucker (851) - SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Even for a british IPA this is very redundant on the hop front. Just a disappointing bottle of uninspiring maltiness.