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BrewDog Hoppy Christmas (7.2%)

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97
style
Brewed by BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, seasonal
single hop simcoe IPA
This Christmas, wish for a green Christmas. Where flurries of hop flakes blanket the world like you’ve never seen it before. And crunching through crisp, sparkling drifts releases billows of pineapple, citrus and papaya with every step. The reign of the snow angel is over. Long live the hop angel where parks and playgrounds become adorned with the outlines of celestial beings that fell to Earth from angry looking emerald clouds. Tune in to breakfast TV to find life’s on hold for 24 hours as this ’hop day’ demands you rocket down a hill on the back of a baking tray. Or simply raise a glass of this festive IPA as we wish you a very hoppy Christmas.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gr_pa (60) - POLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Unclear, solid head. Aroma is mainly malts - caramel, toffee, honey. Barley wine direction. Not much of american hops aroma (some pine), maybe because my bottle is quite old. Medium to full body, medium sweetness, lightly sour. Sweet, but not too sweet. Some alcohol in finish

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bezuderzh (2) - RUSSIA - AUG 30, 2015 does not count
Для меня это эталонн& ipa. Крепкий, но без ощущени& градуса, питкий, но его можно пить весь вечер маленьк& глоткам& Феерия аромато& и глубоки& насыщен& вкус. Отлична& вещь!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PLN_Beatz (81) - POLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Beer with sweet aroma with carmel and biscuits notes. Semi sweet in taste with bitterness in palate. Amber colour. Overall nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1368) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours a clear light Amber with a light beighe head that lasts quite a while and leaves substantial lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus and orange peel. Quite tart citrus, pine and very dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (1045) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle. Clear light amber with solid white head. Aroma of tropical fruits and pine. In taste low sweet, dry, citrusy with medium to high bitterness in the finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nordic (303) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle 0,33. Strong fruity aroma, pine & caramel notes. Hoppy. Taste: well balanced, powerful bitter finish. Good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (828) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015
It is more hoppy than it is Christmas. But now the boys from BrewDog the already known to abstract from everything called common tradition for beers, so of course they launch not one sugared dark malty beer with Belgian influences for Christmas. Only slightly Christmas touch is a delicious aroma of orange mixed with a little spicy tones. The flavor is excellent hopped on a very elegant shape and contains besides orange also a slight malty sweetness that finely balances the otherwise hops bitter dryness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tarmok (516) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 28, 2015
Cloudy amber liquid with minimal white head. Aroma: raisin bisquit, propane. Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, bisquit. Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (781) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 28, 2015
TŐS5. Bottle. Pours orange with small white head. Aroma is malty and hoppy, pine, fruity, fruity, grass, Taste is sweet, smedium bitter, burnt rubber, caramel, honey. Medium body. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robto (61) - Belas, PORTUGAL - JUN 20, 2015
35cl bottle at my house but bought form cerveteca bar in Lisbon. It pours a clear orange colour with a creamy and consistent white head. Aroma is grapefruit, tropical fruits, resins and pineapple. Taste is fruity, hoppy, some pines, some papaya, tropical fruits and a very bittersweet balanced flavour overall. It has a medium body and low carbonation. A very flavourful and yet balanced IPA. Very suitable in Winter and Summer alike. Another great brew from BrewDog.


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