Newbold IPA
Philadelphia Brewing Company

Newbold IPANewbold IPA
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Philadelphia Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
IPA - American
3.39 | pDev: 17.7%
Apr 24, 2019
Mar 14, 2008
Newbold IPANewbold IPA
Notes: None
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Photo of maulmann
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by maulmann from Pennsylvania

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.

Apr 24, 2019
3.53 by AC-Mivsek from Ohio on Apr 06, 2019
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1.09/5  rDev -67.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1
by Melissa322 from Pennsylvania

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.

Jan 24, 2019
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1.86/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2
by gobuccos from Ohio

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

Jan 02, 2019
3.5 by njbusa from New Jersey on Apr 01, 2018
1 by nstygles from Pennsylvania on Aug 23, 2017
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3.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

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.

Aug 06, 2017
2.9 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on May 16, 2017
3.75 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut on May 03, 2017
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4.21/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by haines710 from Delaware

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.

Mar 08, 2017
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3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

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.

Feb 17, 2017
4.02 by BeerNDoggerel from Illinois on Jun 02, 2016
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4.02/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by ctylinebeer from Pennsylvania

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.

Apr 30, 2016
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3.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Roby923 from Canada (AB)

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.

Mar 24, 2016
3.77 by peacefrog70 from Pennsylvania on Feb 18, 2016
2.88 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania on Feb 12, 2016
2.76 by mghoward10 from Ohio on Jan 06, 2016
3.64 by malprep from Pennsylvania on Dec 31, 2015
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3.01/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Marty from Maine

On cask. Super bitter. Not much aroma.

Dec 28, 2015
3.47 by LarryMyers from Pennsylvania on Dec 24, 2015
3.71 by aowen355 from Pennsylvania on Nov 27, 2015
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3.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by mtdavidson from New York

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.

Nov 27, 2015
3.04 by Aewachiw from Maryland on Sep 04, 2015
3.65 by jcole524 from Pennsylvania on Aug 27, 2015
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4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by drexeldan from Pennsylvania

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.

Jul 22, 2015
3.71 by StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania on Jul 14, 2015
3.87 by Lambdon from Pennsylvania on Jun 21, 2015
3.21 by razorsdescent from Pennsylvania on May 14, 2015
3.6 by patm185 from Pennsylvania on Mar 31, 2015
3.15 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on Mar 25, 2015
3.78 by mikepcarney from Ohio on Mar 20, 2015
3.25 by nelsonracite from New Jersey on Mar 16, 2015
3.37 by justincourts from Pennsylvania on Mar 16, 2015
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3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by JPowell712 from Pennsylvania

This was a nice IPA. It poured a darker golden color with a lot of hop residue floating around inside the glass. The smell is hoppy and citrusy. The taste is very hoppy, it has a lot of sour notes to it. I got a lot of earthy hop flavor along with citrus, pine, and possibly grapefruit. Not a bad IPA by any means. It still has that signature Philadelphia Brewing Taste as well. Give it a try!

Mar 11, 2015
3.06 by cubfanbudman81 from New York on Feb 14, 2015
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4.3/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by RichardMNixon from Pennsylvania

On cask at Johnny Brenda's. Looks beautiful, thick sheet of foam on the glass. Smell is typical pale ale with a touch of malt and pinesol, but not terribly intense even at cask temperature. Tastes wonderful though. Smooth and balanced led by bitter orange and tangerine, approaching a flavor like campari. Very easy drinking and smooth on the palate with an oily finish.

PBC seems consistently underrated to me. Grab this one for sure if you see it.

Feb 07, 2015
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2.54/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25
by wilmerkatie from Pennsylvania

Really didn't care for this

Dec 24, 2014
2.75 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania on Nov 15, 2014
4.08 by JJTrex from Pennsylvania on Oct 22, 2014
3.5 by reizorc from Pennsylvania on Oct 20, 2014
Newbold IPA from Philadelphia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 252 ratings