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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1448) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2015
33cl bottle at home from Biernavigatie.nl. Body is clear orange golden, head is small, off-white, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is citric, caramelish, flavor is grapefruit, caramel, spices, dried fruits, wood, recycled paper, malt. Light sweet, medium bitter, medium umami. Finish is medium lasting hoppy medium bitter-umami. Medium body, dry texture, average carbonation. Quite easy, quite interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1299) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 25, 2015
Certainly no hop monster but still decent orangey citrus and pineapple notes on the nose and tongue. A subtle spicy finish as well. Decent malt backbone and hop bitterness. Medium bodied. ABV well disguised. Dark amber pour, white head. (330ml bottle from DMs with BB 13/8/16).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madquacker (1094) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2015
Orange depth of colour with low carbonation. Astringent ABV and hops come through. Warmth from the alcohol. A good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heidbummer (104) - SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2015
Keg at BD Edinburgh. Pours dark gold with a thin head. Moderate to high carbonation. Not much aroma (hint of pine). Mouthfeel more like a later than full IPA. Nicely bitter, clean finish. Hints of resin, pine, not much citrus. And definitely not much Xmas! Would work well as a hopped up lager more than a seasonal IPA. Still good, but not a "go to".

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerGantzel (261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2015
Aroma of fresh hops, citrus, malt and notes of herbs. Pale, clear, not much head. Light-medium sweetness, high bitterness. Average carbonation, medium-full body. Not really a regular Christmas beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MGantzel (179) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2015
Denne Hoppy Christmas har et klart gyldent udseende med et svagt hvidt skum. Øllen har en citrus aroma og smager friskt af citrus og har en bitterhed. En meget frisk juleøl. Medium karbonering.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1405) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2015
BB 13/08/16. Poured a clear dark golden brown amber with 5mm of beige coloured foam that diminished slowly to a collar that laced OK. Carbonation medium to high and fine to medium. Aroma of nice pine, lots of hops and a possible hint of citrus. Taste of sweet malts followed by nice moderate hops but the hops are not as strong as in the aroma; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. Really smooth and soft as the hops bitterness fades away quickly giving a nice, but unusual, low to moderate lingering bitterness on the finish. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotty (1128) - SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Another bottle from Alice! Clear, lightish amber in colour, head pretty much non existent. Big citrus nose, very hoppy! Medium bodied, malty with clean crisp zesty hop flavours, the abv shows itself as the flavours develop on the finish. VERY nice! :)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalspice (523) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2015
Klart lyst brunt med lavt skum. Frisk og fruktig duft med ananas, sitrus og furu. Et lite stikk fra malten i bakgrunnen. Fruktig og frisk i smaken med en avslutning av vanilje. God bitterhet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottm2588 (147) - SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2015
On tap at Brewdog, Doghouse. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, piney. Taste is citrus, mango, pine, slight caramel. Nice and hoppy.


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