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

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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.


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle. Toffee malt and orange peel aroma. Amber with moderate head. Lightly sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter orange peel hops flavor. Light metallic aftertaste. Not bad but not great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
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.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain/cereal, husks), lightly hoppy (apricot), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of cardboard, walnut shells, gasoline, diacetyl, dirt. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Truly bad. Not just bland, but bad. Rough malt with surprisingly high oxidation/staleness despite this just coming out this winter. Fusel alcohol, rancid butter and dirt round out the nose...yum! Dirty aftertaste, thin and watery, off sourness, virtually no hops...it really does have everything you could possibly want in an IPA. To purchase by the case only.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6029) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle:   Pale copper, clear, thin sudsy white head, little lacing.   Pale biscuity nose.   Slight ashtray.   Also mealy.   Similar on the tongue.   Very pedestrian and unoffensive, but overly simple.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   No changes on the finish... yawn.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle, copper colored pour with some white foam. aroma is bready, yeast roll, copper pennies, flavor has that nice bitter metallic note with yeasty finish

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
September 30, 2011 with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc and mabel. Bright oily-looking light amber with a small diminishing off-white head. Aroma is sort of harsh, bit of fruit, bit of papery floral bitterness. Pretty much no taste, a hint of harshness - average everything and quick, a little ugliness in the aftertaste - ehhh mehh and fehhhh.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
12/29/12. 12oz bottle. Clear amber red pour with a small off-white head that fades to a soapy nothingness immediately. Faint caramel aroma with metal and tea. Plain apple flavor with caramel and must. Blegh.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (5799) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
Bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, jerc & mabel. Pours a deep orange with a small diminishing bubbly white head. Aroma of diacytl, biscuity malt, caramel and earthy notes. Watery flavour of caramel malt, just a hint of hops and a very light bitter finish. Average bodied. Not very good and like no IPA I’ve tried.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Pale and lightly toasted malts, a hint of flowery hops, and a touch of sweetness. Well balanced.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
SudsMcDuff (5660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
bought a single from HeB, i told them i’d finally get this bottle after refusing to break the sixer, i always win .. . . this beer smells like an old stinkin copper pipe .. . stale vegetables and brown underwear stain flavours, copper also .. . no body at all .. . light tan .. almost no foam at all .. . crumby beer .. . .
I’m sorry but there’s a handsome man in my spoon. You’ll have to come back later.


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