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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
74
okay

333 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 18.87%
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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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

1/5  rDev -68.6%

12-15-2012 19:04:26 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Beerswag

California

1.25/5  rDev -60.7%

01-24-2013 03:12:07 | More by Beerswag
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1.25/5  rDev -60.7%

05-06-2012 18:48:47 | More by Mvacco
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

1.4/5  rDev -56%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 19:26:56 | More by thegodfather2701
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Jordanbryan10

Delaware

1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

02-25-2012 09:02:58 | More by Jordanbryan10
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samie85

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 05:03:41 | More by samie85
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robuess

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

01-14-2012 01:37:55 | More by robuess
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Sazz9

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -45%

09-29-2013 16:27:15 | More by Sazz9
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GaryFields

Indiana

1.75/5  rDev -45%

05-03-2013 01:15:03 | More by GaryFields
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -45%

02-14-2013 22:47:00 | More by ericj551
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

1.75/5  rDev -45%

01-23-2013 02:27:56 | More by JAHMUR
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kbnooshay

New York

1.93/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 02:46:59 | More by kbnooshay
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -37.1%

01-03-2013 03:45:02 | More by KevinGordon
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Rollzroyce21

California

2/5  rDev -37.1%

05-01-2012 13:59:44 | More by Rollzroyce21
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BlackBeerDown

Arkansas

2/5  rDev -37.1%

07-03-2013 03:16:35 | More by BlackBeerDown
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bsopko

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -37.1%

03-01-2013 20:39:34 | More by bsopko
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Mappies

Arizona

2/5  rDev -37.1%

01-26-2012 05:23:07 | More by Mappies
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Florida

2/5  rDev -37.1%

07-03-2013 09:22:34 | More by beernads
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drummermattie02

Texas

2/5  rDev -37.1%

01-22-2013 23:28:39 | More by drummermattie02
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jophish17

Georgia

2/5  rDev -37.1%

12-15-2011 22:39:19 | More by jophish17
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anaids

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -37.1%

06-29-2013 23:01:04 | More by anaids
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Skramer

New York

2/5  rDev -37.1%

02-19-2013 03:05:01 | More by Skramer
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Horbar

Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -37.1%

12-20-2012 01:51:49 | More by Horbar
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

2.08/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 01:45:00 | More by M_C_Hampton
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

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Newcastle Winter IPA from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.