Newbold IPA | Philadelphia Brewing Company

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Newbold IPANewbold IPA
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252 Ratings
Newbold IPANewbold IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
philadelphiabrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,203
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
252
pDev:
17.7%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
33
Trade:
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Ratings: 252 |  Reviews: 129
Photo of maulmann
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Decent IPA. Taste centers around bittering hops
. Crisp, refreshing. Smell is decent but nothing special. Feel is good.

Overall decent beer, better than many mass distributed IPAs.

Give it a try, don't let overly negative reviews turn you off.

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Melissa322
1.09/5  rDev -67.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Gross. First time drinking beer from this company. I tend to call myself a beer connaseur and this stuff is absolutely terrible. Will not buy again.

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Photo of gobuccos
1.86/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

2 month old bottle, even if fresh would have not been good. Some kinda funky taste. Drainpour.

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Photo of njbusa
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nstygles
1/5  rDev -70.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours dark amber that borders a little bit on bright brown. Huge head with very nice lacing left behind. The aroma is fairly sweet from the malts. The taste has a string malty base but with a lingering bitterness. Medium body.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
2.9/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of haines710
4.21/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Rex 1516 in Philadelphia. Served in pint glass with small head. As others have noted, dark color and slightly fruity smell. Taste was very smooth and nice lacing on the glass. I enjoyed.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Darker somewhat hazy looking IPA. I'm getting tropical fruit and slight malt from the nose (fairly inviting). Oh no, not really any translation from the nose to the palate. This beer has a caramelized malt flavor to it with the ever so slight citrus and pine on the end. Watery taste with low carbonation. This is the second beer I've had from this brewer that wasn't very good.

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Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.02/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ctylinebeer
4.02/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On cask tap at South Philly Tap Room. Served in a pint glass

L - hazy brown - amber color. Fluffy foam on top, sticking to the glass.

S - Pine tree forest. Little bit of grapefruit. Scent mostly of grapefruit with pine as the strong character

T - grapefruit dominant. Citrus but bitter on the back end. Pine is also there.

F - little to no carbonation. Watery feel, typical of cask ales.

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Photo of Roby923
3.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Heavy bread on the nose along with medium hop presence. Well balanced in taste with a slight after-taste on the palette. Some sediment present. Bottled from grocer in King of Prussia.

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Photo of peacefrog70
3.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TTripp725
2.88/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mghoward10
2.76/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of malprep
3.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marty
3.01/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

On cask. Super bitter. Not much aroma.

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Photo of LarryMyers
3.47/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aowen355
3.71/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtdavidson
3.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Found this beer lolling round in the door of my fridge. Suspect it was placed there by my roommate; thanks/sorry bud! I'll make it up to you.

Neat iPA but forgettable. Nice piney bits and a funny bubblegum aftertaste. Nothing remarkable about the color, though strange floating particles can me noticed. Faint whiff of alchohol.

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Photo of Aewachiw
3.04/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jcole524
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drexeldan
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just picked up a case of Newbold IPA from my local distributor in Thorndale, PA. My selection was predicated on a couple of factors. I had picked up a case or two of this brew previously, before I moved out here from Philly. At that point in time I'm pretty certain that Newbold was 6.0 abv. In any event, that was what I expected. I also remember that it was an o.k. but not great brew. I selected this case because my local spot is priced on the high side, the brew was acceptable, and I know that Phila Brewing is priced in the lower craft beer range. Having said that, I just popped one after a round of golf and I am now happy at happy hour. This is not the best IPA (I like Avery, Firestone Union Jack, and various of the long line of Victory IPAs.) but much better than I remember. The abv is now 7.0, (so, express train to the land) and the taste is a nice, sharp, hoppy one. The head was moderate from a bottle poured into a chilled 22 oz. mug, roughly two fingers. The color is a pleasant, medium amber. The slightest generic fruit overtone, not much really. This, at least in the local Philly area, is a good value.

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Newbold IPA from Philadelphia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 252 ratings