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

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RATINGS: 256   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (6444) - 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
5000 (6300) - 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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6166) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (6046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Super Market - 12 oz bottle. Medium copper pour, slight off-white head. Nutty aroma, hints of chocolate. Flavor has an interesting bread-like maltiness to it, some nuttiness, a brief citrus undertone, and some odd meaty notes. Surprisingly blends together well. Mouthfeel is thick enough.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle. Pure amber and serene, with lazy, slow carbonation rising to just a little haze of a head. Not much up-front aroma here, and indeed the beer drinks with a very mellow malty character. Certainly any American expecting something along the lines of an American IPA will be sorely disappointed. To our palate, this drinks like a mild ale, caramelled and nutty. (#4471, 2/7/2012)

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Not very exciting. Pours copper, light, metallic, soft toffee.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (5615) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle from one of the supermarkets. Poured a crystal clear golden brown with a thin white head. The aroma is malty with nuts, leading to a medium bitter flavour with some liqourice, malt and nuts on the palate and a little hoppy bitterness in the finish. An IPA ? I dont think so. It’s more like Newcastle Brown on speed! I’d like to think these guys with all their resources could do better. Maybe they need to look towards the newer, smaller micros for inspiration.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Clear light golden with a fluffy white head. Grainy caramel aroma and taste with a bready finish. Where’s the hops?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5500) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with a small, foamy tan head. Aroma is spicy hops, floral hops, tea leaves, soft fruit notes and soft herbal notes. Taste is fruit wrapped in tea leaves with a touch of toffee and soaked in a slurry of spicy hops and floral hops, and herbal hops. Body is medium with a soft, foamy carbonation with a light lingering bitterness. Finishes with more hop notes, herbal notes, light toffee, floral hops, fruit flavored tea and malt.


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