DocLock (8532) - 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.
jercraigs (8509) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011-09-30. Crisp amber body with a small white head. Grainy English malt aroma, toasty malt. Flavour is similar, grainy English malt character, sweetish light bitterness, touch fruity. Average palate. Meh. Bottle
BVery (7963) - 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.
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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.
mabel (7443) - 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
slowrunner77 (7100) - 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."
blipp (6976) - 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.
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
bought a single from HeB, i told them i’d finally get this bottle after refusing to break the sixer, i always win .. . . this beer smells like an old stinkin copper pipe .. . stale vegetables and brown underwear stain flavours, copper also .. . no body at all .. . light tan .. almost no foam at all .. . crumby beer .. . .
I’m sorry but there’s a handsome man in my spoon. You’ll have to come back later.
drowland (6841) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12/29/12. 12oz bottle. Clear amber red pour with a small off-white head that fades to a soapy nothingness immediately. Faint caramel aroma with metal and tea. Plain apple flavor with caramel and must. Blegh.
Ernest (6730) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain/cereal, husks), lightly hoppy (apricot), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of cardboard, walnut shells, gasoline, diacetyl, dirt.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Truly bad. Not just bland, but bad. Rough malt with surprisingly high oxidation/staleness despite this just coming out this winter. Fusel alcohol, rancid butter and dirt round out the nose...yum! Dirty aftertaste, thin and watery, off sourness, virtually no hops...it really does have everything you could possibly want in an IPA. To purchase by the case only.