Newcastle Winter IPA - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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1.4/5 rDev -56%
A-poured into a pint glass. It was a nice amber color with a nice white head that dissipates somewhat slowly. No lacing or cascading.
S-Funky, very adjunct laden, and overall just odd. I immediately knew this was not going to be good.
T-bitter, soapy dishwater, chalky, hint of toffee, and a lingering odd bitterness. It was undrinkable. The worst beer I have ever tasted.
M-Not too thin, from what I could tell from the few sips I could take.
Overall, this was a major disappointment. I thought this would be an easy drinking English IPA, instead it was an undrinkable English IPA. I can honestly say it was the worst beer I have ever tasted, absolutely horrible. Maybe something happened to the 12 pack I bought and they spoiled or something. I don't know, but I've got to find some poor sole to take the rest of this 12 pack.
12-13-2011 19:26:56 | More by thegodfather2701
1.5/5 rDev -52.8%
Pours a clear copper color with soda-like carbonation and a 1/2 inch white head.
Smells of earthy and slightly floral citrus notes with hints of caramel.
This is not inviting at all; light earthy hop notes with some very light caramel.
Incredibly watery and light-bodied with low carbonation.
Very disappointing beer; especially poignant as I had low expectations going in... it did not disappoint.
02-16-2012 05:03:41 | More by samie85
1.93/5 rDev -39.3%
I never liked skunkcastle brown and the other seasonal offerings are weak. Let's give this a go! Poured a clear amber-brown color with a small off white head. This smells like stale adjunct. No pine or citrus or fruit just dirt. The taste is overly harsh and bitter. In fact there is a weird flavor here that I remember from the founders and the summer ale. Kind of a weird dirty earth flavor. Now its starting to taste like perfume. I assume that's the hops. Feel is prickly from the carbonation. Not drinkable.
11-28-2012 02:46:59 | More by kbnooshay
2.08/5 rDev -34.6%
A: poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass, pours a deep amber with a 1/2" white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, very clear
S: it's amazingly devoid of any scent, maybe slight citrus
T: there is little hop presence in this beer, it is an English mild and should not be called an IPA, slight citrus hop presence, mild caramel malt flavors, dissapointing
M: medium with little carbonation
O: if this were classified as a mild ale I would rate it higher, unfortunately Newcastle called it an IPA which it isn't, not a bad beer but not as labeled
11-16-2012 01:45:00 | More by M_C_Hampton
Newcastle Winter IPA from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
73 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.