Christpuncher (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is just one aweful beer. It has no redeeming qualities and I would not reccomend it to anyone. Stop producing it
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Fredis23 (94) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light Brown, Minimal Head, Minimal Lacing. Lightly Toasted, Malty. Winter? Not really. Too Thin. Why Winter? May call it Spring IPA and it won’t make any difference.IPA? Definitely Not. Not enough hops present to make it a hoppy and bitter brew. ESB which is not remarkable, just ok....
SarkyNorthener (609) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pale brown beer with residual head. Aroma of malt and toffee. Taste is a bit of malt. Very watery and quite fizzy, bordering on a lager on the palate. Poor.
suprchunk (1402) - Heinsberg, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange/amber pour. Small white/off-white head. Plenty of lacing. Roasted aroma. Malt and a slight hop aroma. Taste is the same. Not very bitter in the back. Mostly sweet. Not a bad beer.
scotty (959) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Morrisons. Deepish gold, very thin white head, nice malty/hoppy citrus nose. Medium body, sweetish malt with some good citrus hops. Nice!
mR_fr0g (446) - 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.
Kavu (1568) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,33l bottle from Tesco. Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is malts with a hint of fruits. Flavor is malts and fruits with some hops in the finish. Pretty basic bitter / english IPA. Drinkable.
atcdanner (8) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 13, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I did not get the creamy finish but thoughts his was a very good and smooth drink with and slight after taste on the back if he tongue that did not linger. Will drink again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
LinusStick (2618) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent ESB.Aroma was all malt. Caramel and earth in the nose. Pour was a nice amber with no head. Taste was alright for a session beer. Strong caramel malt backbone with a hint of ginger and spices. Almost graham cracker finish. Nice carbonation. A lot better than I was expecting.
BlackIPA (722) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
IPA? Umm...no. ESB? Yup. Pours a clear amber with almost no head. Aromas of caramel and spice. Gingerbread taste, with graham cracker and a touch of clove. Not bad. Id scroll past in the future though.
Chudwick (1089) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle - pours amber with ivory head and thin lacing. Nose is floral caramel. Flavor adds grass and a hint of resin. Slightly sweet and mildly bitter. Easy to drink. Quite different from the standard Newcastle. Bottle says IPA and RB says premium Bitter/ESB. This is light for either style while remaining inoffensive. To weak ABV-wise for my liking as a "winter" beer. Despite all this tedious research behind the making of the label, the question is, will I buy another? No. Do I regret shelling out $2 for this? No.