DocLock (9243) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours straw colored with 0f-white minimal head. Nose is malt, spicy hops. Tastes malty, ESB-ish, with earthy malt notes, some hops, and not a lot of complexity. Comes off like a slightly hoppier and less malty Newcastle brown.
BVery (9172) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 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.
Quack-Duck (9075) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle from Tesco Newton Abbot. Amber colour, small fluffy head. Malty with a touch of caramel, shy hoppy finish. Disappointing.
slowrunner77 (8994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
"nice head, but the body clearly filtered - overly so. anything in the generic newcastle house malt flavor that works in a brown ale (by no stretch a greatbeer but not offensive) does NOT work in an ipa. this is actually laughable as an ipa, english style or not. little hop presence except to contradict the muddled malt flavor and add a touch of bitterness. this beer is a waste of time. got thrugh 10 oz of 12 before pouring. absolutely don;t get the higher scores."
maeib (8749) - 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 there’s nothing nasty but it is a bit shallow.
djd07 (8020) - 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.
mabel (8014) - 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
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Bright, streaming copper with a fine white slick of foam. GK-like soft oak, Allsorts, hazelnut yoghurt, minerals, damp leaves and twigs aroma. Soft and slick with wet dough, hazelnut and digestive biscuit notes. Just a brown, slightly twiggy bitter with some reasonable malt and a pleasantly nutty aftertaste. Dull but better than expected.
mR_fr0g (7837) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at home. Nose is nutty brown malt, some earthy hop. Amber brown in colour, thin loose white head. Aroma also has a lager yeast nose. Palete is thin and watery. Medium carbonation. Flavour is malt semi sweet. fruity yeast ester. some metalic flavour. Drinkable but to call this an IPA is crazy.
blipp (7777) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Pale and lightly toasted malts, a hint of flowery hops, and a touch of sweetness. Well balanced.