erickok (2821) - Tours, FRANCE - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean amber bodied and stable head. Very piney which Iím sure was the idea behind a hoppy Christmas. Not woody or spicy, as typical Christmas beers, but a clean hop based beer thatís rather refreshing than warming. Body is light bitter for the style and a bit too clean to be interesting. And a Christís beer can be eccentric and over the top. This isnít. This is a clean ipa that drinks nice enough but reminds me nothing of a special, warming, wintery or eclectic Christmas spirit. More of an after work thirst quencher. (33cl bottle from Bootlegger)
Countbeer (3665) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Batch 229: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized creamy off white foamy head on top of an almost clear orange colored beer.
Aromas of hop flowers, resin, pine, apricot, bark, citrus, light spice, malt and a creamy touch. Mostly sticky hop flowers and sticky hop pine/resin/citrus tones.
Flavours of resin, pine, pine needles, hop flowers, some citrus, light dry, light spice, nice bitter, sticky herbs, some hints of orange, peach and yeast with a barky edge.
Aftertaste is hop flowery with citrus and bitters, light peachy and some herbal malty bitters.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller body and a creamy texture.
Not bad but a bit one dimensional yet quite easy as well...
BoBoChamp (4687) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, at 7.2%Vol, new exclusive Scottish brew Anno 2012, from Melgerís Haarlem, complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly woody/sweet, balanced, clear, good head, good X-Mas brew
Beer4000 (4099) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at NśrbÝ ōlfestival 2013 as Voodoo Doll. Almost clear golden with an off-white head. Quite strong citric aroma with pine and some caramel malt. Flavor is refreshing fruity, pine, some marmalade and rather bitter. Medium body and bitter, fruity aftertaste. Another fine IPA from Brewdog.
sputnikus (94) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear orange in glass, with solid, slightly yellow head. Aroma of orange marmelade with pineapples, grass and hint of light caramel. Taste is hoppy bitter, nicely balanced. Full, rich body with slick texture, lively carbonated. Lingering dry orange finish. This is very nice seasonal single hop IPA, definitely drink another one.
Saeglopur (23) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from saveur-biere.com. Amber clear body with a medium, creamy, white head. Great aroma of orange, grapefruit, pine, citrus, grass, caramel. Taste is sweet, with orange, tropical fruits, pine, malt, some grass, some spices. Medium body with creamy texture and a smooth, moderate bitter, orange peel finish. A very good, unique IPA, with a nice orange touch and an unusual smoothness, that realises the christmas IPA concept very well.
Tom303 (37) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The bit in between light and dark in colour, fairly thin but tight head that peters away. Nice body on it. Aroma is sweet orange marmalade malty thing. Taste to follow and slight bitter thing that lingers and comes back to say hello. On the sweeter side of things. Tremendous. Merry Xmas.
Nacho_1985 (13) - MŠlaga, SPAIN - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sabor ipa con sabor a melocoton refrescante pero con bastante cuerpo, recomendable postcena
mike_77 (2417) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very strong aroma of tropical fruits. Flavour also has that fruity, hoppyness too. Quite thick and syrupy. Sweet fruitiness, mild bitterness in the aftertaste.
jeevan (14) - - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber hue. The head left pretty quickly. Nice citrus aroma of pine, oranges & lemons. I guess I could say a just put up real Xmas tree come to mind. The taste is very hoppy citrus, quite rich. The bitterness isnít massive. Itís all pine throughout. A pretty decent Pale ale.