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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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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

ChadSabin, Nov 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Bouder32, Oct 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +49.8%

dsimanski, Oct 17, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -44.8%

Sazz9, Sep 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

Kips, Sep 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

B_Sloane89, Sep 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

calcutron, Sep 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

OldSmaug, Aug 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

jibjib513, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.45/5  rDev +8.8%

Chilled 355ml bottle: BBD 30 Sep 2013. Poured slowly into a Gordon's thistle shaped glass (well they are from the same brewery) on 17 Aug 2013.

Looked fine: but what doesn't in a thistle shaped glass? Good gold coloured body with a full white head sat on top.

The aroma was of malty molasses: I thought this was an IPA? Caramel and toffee esters fill the nose and those malty smells carry on into the taste, this is no IPA, winter or otherwise.

Fruity notes appear within the taste, more so as the beer warmed in the glass, but the semi-sweet maltiness drowns them out, the hops not really asserting any influence at all.

I actually liked it: my sweet tooth picking up the bits others don't enjoy. Body depth was fine and the alcohol (5.2% ABV) sat nicely within the brew.

BlackHaddock, Aug 17, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev +18%

A: Medium copper hue--pretty dark for an IPA--a small, steady head and nice lacing

S: Fairly subdued hop aromas but some grassy, herbal aromas finally begin to shine with a pleasant and bready malt backbone

T: Balanced bitterness and maltiness; the hop bitterness has a grassy, herbal flavor while the malts are bready and toasty--maybe even slightly burnt; with some slight caramel and toffee undertones

F: Fairly creamy and chewy; medium body

O: A decent English IPA that gets better as it warms--probably my favorite of their seasonal offerings

dbossman, Aug 12, 2013
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3.46/5  rDev +9.1%

A- pours a dark amber it ample head tha disapates almost immediately and leaves a small amount of lacing behind.

S- toffee, roasted malts, and maybe a bit of apple.

T- coffee upfront a bit unusual for an IPA, almost tastes like a mild stout. Has a bit of a fruit taste at the end with a bit of the hops coming in late also.

M- light bodied, smooth and a bit dry.

O- not a true IPA, so don't go in expecting that. Not a bad beer I would have to come in with different expectations next time to get a true feel for the beer.

Smarty_Pints, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

David_MrBox, Jul 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

maDUECEgunner, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

njnj2000, Jul 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

kingmaker, Jul 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

theBIERlad, Jul 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

Stugotzo, Jul 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

jzlyo, Jul 05, 2013
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2/5  rDev -36.9%

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

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

anaids, Jun 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

beerbtl, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.6/5  rDev +13.6%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Marked: 30-09X. Sampled on June 2, 2013 when it was 90 degrees outside.

The pour is medium amber with a modest lingering head. Good clarity.

The aroma is more malt forward than hoppy with a noticeable toffee sweetness and a roasted quality.

The body is medium and smooth.

The taste is bereft of anything hoppy which is not what I would expect from an IPA - even the more subtle English IPA. There is a dry, lingering finish but all in all it tastes like an ESB or a Pale Ale rather than an IPA. It is drinkable.

puboflyons, Jun 02, 2013
Newcastle Winter IPA from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
73 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.