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

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RATINGS: 253   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
honest_silu (56) - Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA - JAN 29, 2013
Oh sweet Newcastle , how I love your spl beer. You must drink this beer properly... that is, in simpal supar glass from the fine ppl of Newcastle. One summer I see promotion and save up many bottlecap to redeem for token glass with logo of delicious beer. It has etching in bottom which causes nucleation and many flavours of fine beer to bubble onto your tongue like fine champagne or even jacuzzi with many sexy lady with long blonde hairs and red lips like cherry. One night after becoming full boost with friends, I drop my spl glass and shatter logo into many pieces. Telling from my heart... I was not OK. Saddened, I wrote to ppl of Newcastle company and tell them of my love and devotion. To my surprise, I receive new glass from these fine ppl with letter of appreciation. Thanks to you Newcastle. I love you so much.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (911) - SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2013
355ml Bottle from Morrisons (£1.49):
Amber with a creamy white head on top and some pretty good retention as well. A nice looking beer, if perhaps a little clear looking.
Grassy hops and a few malts with a sort of nutty aroma, a hint of grass and some very light, earthy notes as well.
Earthy malt flavour to start with some caramel and a few lighter, grassy hops on top of that. The beer seems more like a bitter than an IPA.
There is some bread and a general, earthy flavour.
Medium and clean tasting with moderate to light carbonation and an earthy bitter flavour to it. It was quite smooth and had a little dryness right at the end.
A nice session beer and a big step up from what I was expecting, this one was highly drinkable and very easy to do so. Nothing stand out in itís taste and the smell was too faint but overall it was a decent enough drink for what it is. Defo more a bitter than IPA though.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jkbachman (179) - - JAN 27, 2013
Sweet and spicy aroma. Winter spices are present with some hop flavor, although very low for an IPA. Slightly watery though finishes smooth. A decent beer but not worth buying a 6-pack. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Onslow (1135) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Crystal clear reddish amber brew with striking white head. Aroma is venous, sour, metallic... has hints of caramel malt and some vegetal overtones. Taste is sweet malt, skunk, metal, a little earthy hops. Though the label says IPA this is more like an ESB or even a winter warmer. I love English IPAís and if this is intended to be one it misses the mark. At face value - whatever category it fits into, it just isnít very enjoyable to drink. Newcastle has some cachet to me because for years their brown ale was one of the only non-macro lager brews that could be consistently found (talking about the bad old days here) but their new brews just disappoint me.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsmerig (1208) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Pours a deep ruby red with minimal head. aroma of malt and wet dog. taste is sweet up front with notes of caramel. Kinda skunky, weird. Not very good. This will be the only time i try it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bth122 (1227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle at Joelís. copper color. Some caramel aroma. Light sweetness. Light bitter. Caramel taste with a mild bitter finish. Pretty good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on January 24th, 2013.

Appearance: Light hop, bread.
Aroma: Aroma of bready malt, light hop
Taste: Light bitterness, bready, caramel.
† † Palate:Light body.

Summary: Funny how the brewer lists it as an IPA and RB a premium bitter. Even knowing it is British, my expectations were lower for an IPA, this beer was just okay.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13283) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle from Tesco. Clear pale brown colour thick cream head. Syrup malt aroma. Bit of biscuit. Touch of some vague hop on the finish. Itís like the Nocturnal, just very good as a beer, but this one is just slightly better. Not great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours dark amber with a thin mostly receding off-white head. Notes of caramel, toffee, piney hops.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BVery (5983) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2013
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.


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