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

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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matis (104) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Hazy dark lemon colour. Hop cones and peach in aroma. Pine, honey, tropics, orange, red fruits strawberry in taste. Easy body, a bit flat, medum bitterness. Decent one IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
artyom (450) - Osijek, CROATIA - MAY 15, 2014
0,33l bottle. Copper color with quickly disappearing white head that left nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, passion fruits, elder and pineapple. Taste is medium bitter with great hoppy flavours, mostly citrus and fruits. Medium body with average to lively carbonation. Overall it’s pretty good beer, with great aroma.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (582) - SPAIN - MAY 8, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color ambar claro. Sabor a lupulo, ligeramente frutal y dulce, muy ligeramente amargo. Muy buena IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (58) - POLAND - MAY 8, 2014
Teku glass. Orange/amber with low to medium white head, little hazy, which lasts fot not so long, medium lacing. At first medium hop flavor aroma - citrus (orange), piney, tropical fruits (mango, papaya), sweet honey & marmalade aroma, low booz aroma also noticable. Medium hop bitterness - citrus, tropical fruits and piney notes, caramel, and sweet honey taste, aftertaste is dry and hoppy. Semi-dry, medium body, medium carbonation, thick texture, bitter and dry finish, low alcohol warmth. Good AIPA/IPA wtih well balanced hoppy and malty/sweet taste. It’s christmas version - so it’s more sweet than regular IPA - the hints of honey, marmalade.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fluxing (280) - POLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Recenzja z 25.11.2013. Kolor jasnobursztynowy, wchodzacy nawet w zloty, minimalnie zmetnione. Piana wysoka, powoli opada, zostawia gruba obraczke i troche oblepia szklo. W zapachu cytrusy, owoce tropikalne, papaja, marmolada wieloowocowa z kupnych paczkow, lekka zywica, piekny, slodki aromat, lekki alkohol, ktory jednak przeszkadza. W smaku polpelne, ale jednoczesnie dosc wytrawne, aromaty podobne jak w zapachu, przyjemna owocowa slodycz i niestety mocno wyczuwalny alkohol, ale nie taki szlachetny, tylko bardziej wodka, cale szczescie nie rozpuszczalnik. Goryczka srednia w strone wysokiej, calkiem przyzwoita. Wysycenie prawidlowe. Przez ten mocno wyczuwalny alkohol pijalnosc niestety tylko srednia.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (631) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 29, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 33cl, couleur ambrée et mousse vite deliquescente et petite effervecence, une attaque très houblonnée florale, jasmin et fruit de la passion une Punk plus couillue !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8790) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
Bottle: Deep golden, almost not hazy; exotic fruits (mango and so on…) with piney and herbal traces; solid bitter-sweet flavour, quite full bodied; dryishh medical or cough-syrupy finish with a good dash of balancing caramel; but a lingering dry hoppy aftertaste. Classy stuff…

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (491) - AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 Light gold pour with a thin white head. Pine, orange peel and caramel aromas, taste is similar with a nie, piney bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brenhophead (551) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2014
330mL bottle. Pours clear light golden with a small white head and a nice grapefruit/caramel aroma. Massive sweet stone fruit flavour with a nice toffee malt backing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3372) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 16, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Chula. Pours yellow to orange with a nice head, aroma of onion, honey, marmalade, flavor is bitter and sweet with tangerine and lavender, spicy, medium bodied.


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