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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dlbeer (772) - 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

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lemke10 (771) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2012
I bought a single bottle of this as part of a M&M 6-pack from Binny’s in Downer’s 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. It’s not going to be easy finishing this off. Definitely avoid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (759) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Pours a rich copper color with 1 finger white head. Smells of malts, caramel and some hop notes. Tastes strongly of malts and caramel with a hop bitterness as well. Medium body and slightly bitter finish. Delicious and easy to drink.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thetmaxx (745) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Poured into my new castle glass on my new castle bar mat. I really wondered what the Brits idea of an IPA would be, and now I see it’s not quite my idea. Aroma is malty, and earthy hops. Flavor was better, I taste spicy hops. Palate is thick and finishes watery. Overall not my idea of ipa, and by the ratings people agree, but it is drinkable as a amber. I used one to marinade some steaks, hopefully that proves good use for this beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MalcolmTucker (733) - 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.

1.7
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
J_man (697) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Light roasty aroma with a slightly pungent scent I can’t 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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jeremyh70 (693) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pours a light brown with little head and dece t lacing. Aroma of grains, biscuit malt. Watery taste of toasted malt, some sweetness, maybe some nuttiness and slight leathery taste in finish. Not much bitterness for an IPA, even an English IPA. Low carbonation. Not very complex or good. Doesn't taste too bad just not much taste at all. Drinkable if you like flavored water as your beer. Wouldn't buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
morrdt (685) - Dirty Mo’, 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (675) - 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...


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