Newbold IPA | Philadelphia Brewing Company

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Newbold IPANewbold IPA
Newbold IPANewbold IPA

Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 129 | Ratings: 252
Photo of dsa7783
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single, 12 oz bottle just purchased from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
Pours a clean, clear, lucid, dark-amber, medium-tinted copper color with a modest-sized foamy head that quickly dissipated and left a fair amount of lacing around the edge of the serving glass... New IPA out there on the market...
Nice, piney aroma with noticeable hops...
Taste complemented the smell, with a burst of fresh hops, pines, citrus, and florals...
Strong bittersweet grapefruit present in the taste...
Clean, crisp mouthfeel with a good level of drinkability and a nice, warming 6.5% ABV...
Not bad...
Worth a shot...

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

poured a rich golden color with a 2 finger white head. Head diminished slowly leaving behind tons of lacing.

Nice hoppy nose. Lots of citrus rind and slight herbal aromas.

Taste is hops from beginning to the end. Never overpowering. On the front to mid palate you get lots of pine and floral qualities followed by a sharp drying NIcely balances beer.

Mouthfell is very creamy. Alcohol is completely masked. Very drinable beer.

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Photo of ithacabaron
4.2/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice full amber, blonder on the edges, and well varnished in the center. A foamy, soapy head collects in the middle, boyant and active without being too overeager.

(NOTE: The label, and for that matter, all of the PBC labels, kind of stink. I know, that has nothing to do with the beer itself, or how it looks in the glass, but it's not attractive on the shelf, and I'm hoping they reconsider the labeling and hire an illustrator who can do a somewhat more professional job, in the future.)

Aroma is a lovely combination of guava nectar, preserved lemon, pineapple, and a slight, green, grassy edge. Great tropical fruit explosion, Batman! Very nice.

The taste brings about the mellow, solid center that all the hoppy decoration hangs on. A full, malty stroke lands on the palate with a pillow soft approach, and the hops arrive a moment later, blending in seamlessly. Reminds me of one part Geary's Hampshire Special Ale, one part Harpoon IPA. Mellow, cool, and laaaidback. Nice.

Mouthfeel is very nice, almost a little too calm (which was surprising, considering the head). PBC, the former Yards operation, may be paying penance for years of somewhat overcarbonated bottles?

Drinkability is good -- halfway through the glass, the beer flashes a little muscle, but it's not too bad. Two or three of these could go back before you know it, easy.

All in all, a great addition to the PBC line. Less brash than Yards' Philly Pale Ale and IPA, indeed, more of a cousin to the original formulation for Yards' IPA (the real sticky, big-wallop, British-style one. You all know what I'm talking about). Seems like the Bartons are getting back to their British brewing roots. Glad to see it, and best of luck to them. Of course, if they keep brewing beer like this, they won't need luck.

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Photo of callmemickey
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Light amber color with a thin off white head... moderate carbonation bubbling throughout

S: Floral hop character is prevalent.. its got several things going on and has a decent complexity to it.. hints of citrus..

T: The floral hops are definitely coming at your strong... its the first thing you get, but they are definitely mellowed out by a solid amber malt base... leaving a nice balance with about the perfect amount of bitterness at the finish.

M: Crisp, refreshing, moderate body with moderate levels of carbonation tingling on the tongue

D: A wonderful addition to the philadelphia bar scene... this beer is easy to drink and is great for a longer night.

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