Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Zesty in character and jam-packed with a creamy finish, the Newcastle Winter IPA is full-bodied and hoppy, delivering unique and authentic malt flavors for the cold season and snowy matchdays.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Hanoi (295) - - JAN 7, 2013
A bland aroma a touch of malt and the faintest, and I mean faintest hint of caramel. The appearance is a light amber. Bland. I found little of note in the flavours. A slight, very slight hint of nut and caramel. There was nothing hoppy in it at all. Very little carbonation. Overall a disgracefully poor beer, it has been a long time since I have given up half way and poured a drink down the sink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Christpuncher (705) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2013
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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2013
If this had 20% more body it would have been decent. As is, it was dark water with a slight hoppiness. Needs some balls.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1364) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2012 12 oz bottle served in a Sam Adams lager glass. Pours a clear brown-amber with a bubbly, fragile tan head. Head reduces to an island and ring but leaves decent lacing. The aroma is quite metallic, although some earthy hops show through this, as well as hints of baked bread and roasted nuts. Designed to be just "subtly higher hopped than British pale ales" they nearly succeed, but only come up to a Brit.. Still, it tastes good, and not particularly like the aroma. The subdued earthy hops are secondary to the toasted and nutty malt flavors. Medium body and medium+ carbonation. O - moderately tasty but under-hopped "IPA" that’s more of a cross between an English Brown and an ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ianwelby (330) - SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Clear amber with a thin, frothy head. There’s something hoppy in the aroma but there’s also something of burnt fruit about it, oddly. Doesn’t really seem much like an IPA and I don’t get much hop in the taste. The overall effect is pretty bland to be honest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Pours a one-finger white head that fades quickly leaving traces lace. Crystal clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light malty nose. Flavor is light caramel and not a lot of hops, surprising for an IPA. $1.60 for a 12oz bottle from a Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (580) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2013
not too hoppy at all. Maybe even some slight chocolate taste in there? probably the best IPA ive ever had... and I don’t like IPAs... but tasted it when I was sick so...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2012
A nice copper red hued dark gold brew with a very thin white head. The nose is light with some dusty bread and a little bit of apple. Hints of caramel. This tastes like metallic caramel with some apple. There is also some peanut character. Overall, a little boring, but not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zimbo (482) - SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Rough off light nose. Light clear browny colour.Light nut followed by some empty nutty malt elements but still very thin & with some responses in the end. But it really lacks character & interest.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (1741) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Not much of a bitter feeling to this it had a little bit of hops but nothing much else.

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