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

bottled
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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
loco_gallego (217) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Ambrée orange clair, translucide. Mousse blanche. Bons lacings. Au nez maltage pain, toastage un peu caramel. Houblonnage fruits exotiques et résineux-pin. En bouche pareil avec une amertume peu importante pour une IPA, s’affirme un poil sur la fin. Alcool perceptible, balance bien le côté sucré. IPA plutôt sur le sucré avec un houblonnage fruité et peu agressif. Carbonatation moyenne, bien. Bien bien, mais Brewdog en font des meilleures à mon goût...

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CacheManyHose (320) - HONG KONG - JAN 9, 2015
From Brewcraft. Clear honey-amber with thin sudsy white head and some spotty lacing. Smells very fruity - tangerine, mango, papaya, peach with resinous piney hop. Great aroma. Tastes bitter, resinous, ends on dry slightly malty, peppery note. Body is thick, slick, crisp, bitter. Fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (378) - HONG KONG - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle from Brewcraft at home. Clear copper orange pour with minimal bubbly head. Aroma is big fruity hops with piney malty undertone. Pine aroma has an almost sneeze-inducing quality. Good. Taste is really nice. White grape, pineapple, resin, very crisp. Not in your face hoppiness, but lots of subtle flavors. Really good. Only taste hints of "Christmas" spice around the edges - which is good in my view.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppingHop (15) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2015
Good balance of hoppiness and maltiness. Bitterness is well covered by maltiness and it pleasantly lingers on palate. Citrusy and malty aroma through to the well-balanced taste by sipping. Should try!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctiry (116) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 4, 2015
On tap at Beergeek. Very nice beer! Very drinkable with a lot of hop flavours - floral, citrus, pine, pinaple. I will now look for simcoe single hopped beers ;)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4745) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Thx! 330 ml. bottle sampled @ “Nog-een-half-jaar-tot-de-volgende-EBT”. Blond Christmas beers seem to be all the rage / the hip thing to do these days. Orange, little white head. Nose is sweetish sticky pine resin, peel, touch caramel malts. Taste is touch metallic, bitter orange, tad caramel base. Med. Body. Okay. Bottled on 01/10/2014.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle at "Nog-een-half-jaar-tot-de-volgende-EBT"- clear blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: hoppy, pine, dry, little florar. TASTE: hoppy, pine, bitter, fruity, florar, caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8221) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Medium, just off-white head, over hazy yellow-orange beer. Oxydized hops, dull spices, rosewater. Oxydation, grainy; sweet grapefruit, if that makes any sense. Rather well-bodied, quite slick, well-carbonated. Aftertaste has sweet cookies, sweet dough. Strange - somehow totally different from what I might have expected.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3377) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle; poured an orange amber color with a smallish head. Aroma was pungent; simcoe really shines through. Piney, funky resin; touch of caramel and fruit. Flavor really grew in the finish. Flavor kept creeping in. Piney and earthy fruit. Touch of sugar, but only hint of sweetness. Nice mouthfeel with a bit of tingling. Quality brew

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiosna (357) - - JAN 3, 2015
0,25 hana@ OPP. Lähes kirkas meripihkan ruskea. Tuoksussa syvän hedelmäistä humalaa, mäntyä, mallasta, eksoottisia hedelmiä, sitrusta. Maussa ihanasti mäntyistä humalaa, ruohoa, hedelmää, sitrusta ja mallasta. Todella miellyttävä suutuntuma.


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