SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
12oz bottle. Foul, foul stuff. smells like vomit mixed with wet newspaper and old dishrags wiped with butter. Dry and oxidized to hell with a cotton-ball finish. Slick and oily mouthfeel. Possibly infected and definitely stale. This is the worst beer that I have had in a long, long time and the fact that itís a current seasonal just makes me scratch my head. Iíve never had regular Newcastle nearly this awful.
Stuu666 (9240) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at home. Not very exciting. Pours copper, light, metallic, soft toffee.
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear, bright copper, with a dense white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, apples and caramel. Bready malt flavour, with some toffee sweetness and light grassy hop. Finish was cooked fruit, spongecake and grain.
slowrunner77 (8982) - 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."
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Clear golden brown (top tune) with a medium rocky off white head. Aroma is malty, biscuits. Flavour is more malts, some sweetness, faint hops. Didnít hate it but didnít really enjoy it, needs more hops for my tastes.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with small soft head. A little spicy but mostly malt with a nice clean bitter finish.
kappldav123 (5807) - GERMANY - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle looks very simple but okay. Beer in the glass deep golden-brownish, nice small head. Mild hoppy aroma. Starts mild, malty, modest hoppy-dry, mild grasy notes. Finish still mild, less intense hoppy. All in all okay, but the hoppy notes could be more dominating.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Amber Gold in colour. Malty; caramel, sweet toasty malts. Fruity; hint of orange. Hoppy; very slight hop bitterness; almost undetectable. Cloyingly sweet malty faintly fruity throughout. Certainly not an IPA. Uninspiring.
Brandon1989 (487) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours a amber color with a small white head, the aroma is malty and caramel. the taste is very similar, not much hops in this.
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.
fonefan (42424) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 355ml. @ [ (chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig) by chriso - London ].
Clear medium amber yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, dusty, toffee, hay - grass. sweet malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, grass - hay, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.