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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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BA SCORE
73
okay

338 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 18.93%
Wants: 1
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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Photo of MikalMick
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

MikalMick, May 27, 2013
Photo of IPAchris
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

IPAchris, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of mixed_master7
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

mixed_master7, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an ominously dark color for an IPA. Almost brown, maybe burnt orange, with an off-white head. Candy-like sweetness on the nose. Lots of sugar and toffee. No real hop presence at all. Maybe a light spiciness? The flavor is of water and toffee, maybe a bit of caramel. Again, almost no hop presence to be found, not even any bitterness. Not good at all.

womencantsail, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of Jhatwig
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Jhatwig, Apr 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

khargro2, Dec 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Fossilhunter, Feb 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Skeeze, May 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

ejw127, Apr 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

camelgar, Dec 29, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

t0rin0, Nov 25, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

KVNBGRY, Aug 05, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

larrynevins, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of farrago
2.65/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a solid two finger head of just off-white, quite frothy and whipped up, at least half filled with larger bubbles which causes a good deal of dimpling, while thin the lacing streaks do stick well. Completely transparent shiny copper orange in color, more yellow than any deeper red or brown, only a few fat and lazy bubbles to be witnessed. Pretzel dough, saline, pepper and metallic shavings most apparent in the nose, more earthy than hoppy, close to devoid of herbaceous bite, eases into softer caramel and toffee notes, some apricot or cherry but no real deep fruit nor citrus presence, decent penetrating power but more sour than crisp so doesn’t too much once deep in there. Medium-bodied, creamier in texture than expected, the carbonation creates a fluffy sensation. Here that butterscotch, toffee stuff gets closer to the lead, even as the metallic earthiness does not really abate much. At times it seems more bready or biscuity but not consistently so. Again, no grassiness nor any of the other descriptors common to the American IPA, keeps up with the salt and pepper combo as well as some light asparagus or Brussels sprouts for contrast. Soaks into the palate well. Suspect this would be more enjoyable with food than casually sipped on its own.

farrago, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of JoeAmerican77
2.6/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Smells of skunk weed and sweet malts. A big flavor at first, sweet and frutiy then bitter. Some ripe red apples, licorice, and ceylon tea flavors make an interesting palate. Light body but not watery, a little pop and warmth from alcohol. Many people may be buying this to review thinking it is gonna be a terrible dud. This is not great but interesting.

Note: If it warms up at all the flavor becomes undrinkable

JoeAmerican77, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
2.6/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Finally getting around to trying this one. It pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger or so of short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises rich toffee, toasted caramel, light biscuit, sharp mint, sharp grapefruit peel, and a touch of cocoa. The taste holds notes of lemon zest, orange peel, grass, toasted biscuits, light cilantro, light lime zest, and caramel. Things combine poorly on the tongue, lemme tell you... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta dry finish. Overall, I can't in good conscience call this an IPA (winter, English, English winter, or otherwise), nor can I call it a good beer. Not sure what happened here...

TMoney2591, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of TheFlern
2.55/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Light amber. Bone white head that dissipates to a thin layer that almost colors the whole top of the surface of the beer.

Smell: Meh, almost as hoppy as a bud light.

Taste: Its the bud light of English IPAs.

Mouthfeel: Not bad. Maybe a little too much carbonation.

Overall: Its clear to me this beer was meant more to introduce people who don't normally drink craft to start drinking craft, albeit not very good craft.

TheFlern, Dec 25, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

avisong, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear copper color, extremely malty aroma, getting no hops whatsoever. Just raisin like malt.

Doesn't taste like an ipa either. More like an esb or English bitter. Not nearly enough hop character to be an ipa. Sweet dark fruit and caramel. Herbal and soapy hop character. Balanced clean and simple. But the flavors are faint. The beer is refreshing at least leaving an herbal minty taste in the mouth.

jtierney89, Nov 27, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

bigbeers84, Mar 31, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

dmmcgove, Jan 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

TheBigBoy, Dec 11, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

21Maestro8, Dec 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

durlta, Nov 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

Cluker, Jan 15, 2012
Newcastle Winter IPA from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
73 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.