Newbold IPA | Philadelphia Brewing Company

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Newbold IPANewbold IPA
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Newbold IPANewbold IPA

Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by callmemickey on 03-14-2008

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Ratings: 248 |  Reviews: 128
Reviews by u2carew:
Photo of u2carew
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz long neck. Consumed 11/15/09.

A) Pours with a thin head that settles quickly. to sticky lacing around the outside of the glass. Slight haze. Copper in color.
S) Floral notes with robust caramel sweetness. Earthy orange.
T) A balanced malt and hop taste. A smooth blast of caramel and floral notes from the beginning. Then moves to a finish where the hops win out.
M) Fairly smooth. Medium body. Light fizziness. Hop bite.
D) A delicious IPA. Well crafted. I'd have another one.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Marty
3.01/5  rDev -11.7%
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 TTripp725
2.88/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear golden orange with a white head. The aroma is grapefruit and pine with some earthy hops. The flavor is heavy on the earthy hops but there is also some pine in there. Low to medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of SkinnyElvis
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to the idiot that blithers that left a bottle in my fridge after putting his boots on my couch while watching the Flyers lose to the Pens.

Pours with a thin head. Amber in color. Smells & tastes like English/pine hops plus a little "butteriness" for a lack of a better term. A very drinkable brew and the mouthfeel is smooth. Like the Yards IPA minus the roids. I don't think that this is an American IPA but WTF do I know. A nice beer.


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Photo of kb199
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An average offering from an average brewery. I recently purchased a mixpack of their Kenzinger, Newbold, Rowhouse Red, and Walt Wit. The IPA was average, pouring an amber color with decent head. The taste was hoppy/spicy, but offered little else in the way of excitement. Overall, an average IPA; nothing too good or bad about it.

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Photo of KOP_Beer_OUtlet
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of aowen355
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Soonami
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Everything about this beer was fairly average: the color, smell taste, etc. The malt and hops were balanced but not what I expected from an IPA, more like a regular pale ale and less like the hop-punch and sweet bready malt from many better American IPAs.

The redeeming quality of this beer is that these lesser qualities make the beer much more drinkable, with lower abv and ibu, you can have a couple more. As you continue drinking, the beer opens up and you can start tasting more especially as it warms up.

Overall, not bad, but not great. I would drink more if offered at a party (which this was), but I definitely would not spend any of my money for it.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.65/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Crazy carbonation rises well above the rim of my glass over pours with carbonation forming rocky over poured body. This one is a deep piney and citrus smell to it almost a metallic smell to it in the finish. Flavor is bold with citrus and stick piney tones going on, sweet yes but it's off wit metallic notes to boot. Goes over easy with a rough smelling citrus/pine hop accent. A medium bodied slightly oily textured brew that leaves the carbonation tickling the back of my throat. Drinkability overall is decent not the PA IPA I'm fondest of but it promises everything you'll want on the label. Pretty shitty rendition of a solid American IPA.

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Photo of glid02
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Smith's in Philadelphia.

Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of somewhat grainy pale malts with leafy and floral hop aromas. As it warms slight amounts of citrus hop aromas waft out as well.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Light pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined almost immediately by moderate amounts of leafy hop flavors. The hops turn more bitter midway through the sip with the addition of more earthy hop flavors, carrying through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with solid carbonation.

Drinkability is OK. I finished my glass without a problem however I'm not sure about another.

Overall there was nothing about this beer that would make me want to revisit it. That being said, it's not a terrible beer if there are no other options available.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of RichardMNixon
4.3/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. Consumed at the Moo Bar.

A: Pours a dark orange/copper color with a slight haze to it. One finger off-white head forms upon pouring, but reduces rather quickly. Spotty lace formation.

S: Lots of citrus, grapefruit and some pine upfront with caramel on the back end.

T: Very citrusy upfront on the flavor profile. There is some grapefruit, pineapple, and a little orange rind. There is some caramel and a little toffee on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish, but overly bitter.

O: A solid IPA that could be consumed at any time.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Philadelphia Brewing- Newbold IPA

A- Golden orange with a nice sticky billowy head. Solid lacing down the glass.
S- Light crisp oily hops and a touch of citrus.
M- Thick carmelized malt followed up by an oily pine/ cirtus hop body.
M- Sweet and thick up front with a good solid hoppy body. Nice crisp dry finish. Hop oils remain on the tongue.

Overall- A good solid IPA. Totally sessionable and a nice surprising 6pack pickup.

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Photo of mempath
4.75/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

the first time i had Newbold last year, i thought it was interesting, but maybe a bit bitter...before i became a hophead...

not sure if they amped it up and/or i have attuned my tastebuds and senses...

case box says it was born sometime in May, so it's fresh

pours a world class head that lingers a good while and laces thick. deep apricot color.

smell hits me like a Torpedo. heavy pine and grapefruit like any great hoppy brew.

taste and mouthfeel are very unified making for a very thick, chewy IPA. not QUITE as wonderfully 'bitter' as Torpedo, but it's close. there's a nice balance of bitterness and...tangy near-sweetness. more bitter than sweet. a little eucalyptus reveals itself. what is it with all these lackluster Bs and Cs? this is another go-to from an increasing array of choices out there for hopsters to celebrate. to be vaguely specific (!), i would put this between the extremes of, say, Smuttynose IPA and Harpoon IPA. but much more like the far. it's the mentholated burn, but slightly softened. :)

the best from Philadelphia Brewing.


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Photo of cfadams17
3.12/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of russpowell
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to rpohagen for this one, thanks Ryan!

Pours an effervescent apricot with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Slight citric hops & some lemons & pineapple

T: Grapefruitty hops, slight breadyness & toffee up front. Slight pineapple, honey sweetness & grapefruit as this warms. Finishes with slight alcohol presence, grapefruit & a touch of dry grainyness

MF: Medium bodied with kind of vigirous carbonation, plus good balance

Drinks very easy, not a world shattering AIPA, but very solid

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Photo of jdaddy
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of BadaBeer
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of PaBeerLover
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Chinon01
3.12/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - Orange-copper tone. Utterly transparent. Thin head with minimal lacing.

S - Warm and roasty with a good hop aroma.

T - Similar to smell. Thin malt with hop flavor dominant. Long hop finish.

M - Again thin and watery.

D - Hop bite keeps drinkability low.

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Photo of downey542
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of KOPBeerDrinker
3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass from a bottle. Color is that of a light honey. A short white head formed leaving a small amount of lacing as it subsided. Smells predominately of citrusy hops and some sweet malt. Bitter hops predominate but are balanced with bready malt. Not as hoppy as many IPAs. Medium body and very easy to drink. A good beer although not one of my favorite IPA's.

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Photo of PhotoMattT
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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Newbold IPA from Philadelphia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 248 ratings