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Newcastle Winter IPA - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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BA SCORE
74
okay

341 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 18.87%
Wants: 3
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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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.

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Newcastle Winter IPA from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.