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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2013
99p from Tosco. I thought the 17/1 score was a little harsh at first as there was a nice malty thing going on. Dark amber pour and all that. However, the chemicals soon kicked in. IPA as well? Nonsense branding.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lemke10 (682) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2012
I bought a single bottle of this as part of a M&M 6-pack from Binnyís in Downerís Grove, IL for $9.99 in Early 2012. Pours a medium amber color with a slight head. Scent has some bitterness to it, but it smells more like an adjunct lager. Wow, this one you have to try and not in a good way. The texture is light and dry but finishes with a harsh bitter after taste. Overall the taste is barely better than a cheaply made malt liquor. Itís not going to be easy finishing this off. Definitely avoid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
morrdt (681) - Dirty Moí, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Harris Teeter, picked up as a six pack. Pours a copper color with an off white head. Aroma is malty with floral hops. Flavor is also malt and floral hops. The beer is medium to full bodied, but not too overpowering with the alcohol. A decent beer, but not the best IPA I have ever tried.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MalcolmTucker (673) - SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle. Even for a british IPA this is very redundant on the hop front. Just a disappointing bottle of uninspiring maltiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
J_man (666) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Light roasty aroma with a slightly pungent scent I canít place. Really pretty crystal clear light/medium copper color with a white head. Light toasted bread and hay tastes with a very light sourness in the back. Nicely balanced earthy hop bitterness with a slight pine taste. Lightly creamy texture. Finishes dry and clean. Decent English style IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dlbeer (662) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle. Amber/brown pour with white head. Smells of malt and slight hops. Tastes of malt and caramel. Not much hops at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Not great. The nose is bland pine and citrus. Golden amber with a semifizzy head. Bitter but not defining. Medium bodied and crisp.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2012 Pours a medium copper with a white short lived head. Aroma is dominated by soapy hops with a slight malt note with a funky fruitiness. Flavor is somewhat complex with a hoppiness up front giving way to a malty finish. Not "brilliant" but ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Murky brown pour. Earthy with light hops. Burnt malts. Wintry I guess but not great. Just ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kdm1984 (586) - Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 Newcastle Winter IPA - Pours gold with enormous head and very impressive lacing, especially at the top. Aroma very weak - not much beyond some earthy malts. Flavor is also weak - some biscuity malts and enough hops that itís recognizable as a pale ale. This and St. Peterís IPA, for example, are definitely more of the British style of pale ale than the American IPAs weíre used to over in the States. This is okay, but if I really want a British pale ale, Iím definitely more fond of the ESBs. 02/13 update: this is now in the ESB category? It doesnít fit that one well, either.

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