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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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337 Ratings

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Ratings: 337
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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1/5  rDev -68.5%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 15, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -60.6%

Beerswag, Jan 24, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -60.6%

Mvacco, May 06, 2012
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1.4/5  rDev -55.8%

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.

D-Drain poor.

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.

thegodfather2701, Dec 13, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -52.7%

Jordanbryan10, Feb 25, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -52.7%

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.

samie85, Feb 16, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -52.7%

robuess, Jan 14, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -44.8%

Sazz9, Sep 29, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -44.8%

GaryFields, May 03, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -44.8%

ericj551, Feb 14, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -44.8%

JAHMUR, Jan 23, 2013
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1.93/5  rDev -39.1%

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.

kbnooshay, Nov 28, 2012
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2/5  rDev -36.9%

KevinGordon, Jan 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev -36.9%

Rollzroyce21, May 01, 2012
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2/5  rDev -36.9%

BlackBeerDown, Jul 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev -36.9%

bsopko, Mar 01, 2013
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2/5  rDev -36.9%

Mappies, Jan 26, 2012
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2/5  rDev -36.9%

beernads, Jul 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev -36.9%

drummermattie02, Jan 22, 2013
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2/5  rDev -36.9%

jophish17, Dec 15, 2011
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2/5  rDev -36.9%

anaids, Jun 29, 2013
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2/5  rDev -36.9%

Skramer, Feb 19, 2013
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2/5  rDev -36.9%

Horbar, Dec 20, 2012
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2.08/5  rDev -34.4%

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

M_C_Hampton, Nov 16, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -29%

ckr1451, Sep 01, 2014
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Newcastle Winter IPA from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
73 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.