DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, 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.
ronaldtheriot (1099) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Newcastle Winter IPA has a fairly thick, foamy, off-white head, a clear, slightly bubbly, copper appearance and minimal lacing on the glass. The aroma is subtle, but one can pick up tea, malt, and possibly a touch of hop sting. Taste is of tea, nuts, brown bread, bread crumb, sweetness, tannin, and an underlying hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Newcastle Winter IPA finishes semi-dry, mild, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a sublime, intricate, and delicate offering. I think this is a really nice beer! RJT
danlo (893) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
355ml bottle. Copper amber colour, off-white head with malt, toffee, caramel aroma. Taste is caramel, malty, light bitterness, smooth medium body. OK but not an IPA.
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle poured a orange-amber color with a dirty white, large head. Aroma of caramel, zest, fruit, grapes, and vanilla. Not much of an IPA by American standards. Alot of grapy and caramel notes, but really lack much of a hoppy punch. Quite bready. Bland
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear amber color with tan head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel and bread. Toasted malt and biscuit flavor with earthy hops. Medium body with moderate carblnation.
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Cant really trace any hops so how is it an IPA? Think some accountant or marketing manager thought there was a need for an IPA version of Newcastle Brown. Best of luck in your new job. This is pretty poor.
Aurelius (3890) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly candied, toffee and fuggles aroma. Clear, cinnamon gold-brown beer with a thin, filmy head, decent label, brown bottle. Sweet, a toasted bitterness, malty. A light tannic quality that I associate with UK ales. Medium body, longish mild bitter finish. Fair bitter, but not much of an IPA, and it doesn’t have other things that I would expect for a winter brew - high ABV, dark malting or spices. Publix, I-10.
TomTron (355) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Not much aroma other than yeast. Taste is a bit malty with a tinge of bitterness but little to no hop character. This is not an IPA.
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Poured an amber color with a small sized head. Aromas of grains, bread, and some toast. Watery tastes of the same.
thegreenrooster (3081) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is of earthy malt and toffee. Flavor is again more malt with some toffee and almost a roasted nut. More ESB than IPA as I can’t pick up any hop profile.