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Newcastle Winter IPA - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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Newcastle Winter IPANewcastle Winter IPA

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339 Ratings

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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 18.93%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 10-11-2011)
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4.75/5  rDev +49.8%

dsimanski, Oct 17, 2013
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4.58/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is what to be expected with this kinda of ale. The smell is has very nice sweet notes with a slight bitter finish from the hops. The taste is what to be expected for this type of beer but it has a very nice balance of the malts to hops ratio. The mouthfeel is almost not there which makes a really great beer all together.

kdawg105, Nov 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +42%

Guden, May 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +42%

reitzbrewing, Nov 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +42%

Knicknack27, Sep 04, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +35%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours to a copper color with a reasonable foam tan head. As an IPA it is clearly a very drinkable IPA. Bitterness is low and complements the malt character of this beer. Surprisingly very mild to the pallate and finishes pretty smooth.
Not sure if it's a year round beer. Good overall.

sergio1va, May 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

markallmon, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

BrianCuoz, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

powdersoldier, Jan 27, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Newcastle Winter IPA has a fairly thick, foamy, off-white head, a clear, slightly bubbly, copper appearance and minimal lacing on the glass. The aroma is subtle, but one can pick up tea, malt, and possibly a touch of hop sting. Taste is of tea, nuts, brown bread, bread crumb, sweetness, tannin, and an underlying hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Newcastle Winter IPA finishes semi-dry, mild, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a sublime, intricate, and delicate offering. I think this is a really nice beer!


RonaldTheriot, Nov 19, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beers like NEWCASTLE are have a similar taste or flavor. This the second seasonal beer I had from these folks, & I'm very impressed. The NEWCASTLE WEREWOLF was exeptional & so is this. One of the better smelling beers I have had. I would buy this again. I may put ti on tap in my Pub next winter. I'm torn between GREAT LAKES CHRISTMAS ALE, SHINER CHEER, or this.

detchazm, Jan 02, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured from 12oz bottle to 20oz 'pint' glass...

a: healthy two-finger off white head. crystal clear amber color.

s: sweet, almost cola like. malty, not much hops, if any. not what an american expects from an ipa. lol!

t: if you bought this expecting big hop bitterness and citrusy flavor you will be sorely disappointed. however, if you bought this expecting a fine example of a british ipa then you will very happy. residual sweetness, caramel, rock candy with an underlying bitterness that you would expect in some of the mildest american ambers. slightly floral hop flavor and aroma. slightly...

m: if you pour it right you will be left with a medium-low carbonated brew. lightly coats the mouth but finishes clean. slight bitterness lingers.

o: i like this! i think it's a great session ale with lots of great flavors that is a nice detour out of the sea of american ipa's that try to out wallop the next. too bad it's only around for a limited time, i would certainly drink another.

deadchef, Feb 28, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a pleasant surprise.
Purchased at the Corner Market in Laurel Ms.
Pours a Crystal Clear light amber with a slightly off white head that has average retention and some woody, piney hops along with grainy malts with some apple and or pear aroma.
Taste is creamy, smooth and well balanced, with a little coffee bean flavor.
Dry finish and slightly bitter finish.
Enjoyed this beer. Need to purchase some more of this one.

jadpsu, Dec 17, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

So after carrying Nut Brown Ale and the Werewolf on tap at work, this was a switch in my own home to have this in bottle. I dig it. It's a great with dinner beer. We are a Newcastle household...I miss the appearance of the beautiful brown tinted head...because that's what can distinguish "Nukes" from other brews, from across the room anyway.
It's a hair peppery, it's refreshing, not quite as sweet as the Brown. I ordered it for the bar and am pleasantly surprised how many people from both sides of the beer spectrum enjoy it.

Windigo, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

aty11b, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

monkeylice, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

Filler83, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

GrantBrennan, Jan 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

aboji, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

bobbyc3, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

B_Sloane89, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

Metuo, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

IPAaron, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

RadicalEdward, Dec 21, 2011
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Newcastle Winter IPA from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.