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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: 486   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (3538) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
Som Voodoo Doll 6,8%, 0,33 flaske (batch 196) fra polet: en entusiastisk åpningssalutt etterfølges av et meget højt skum som dannet legger seg til en fin kniplingsgardin. Nesen pirres av mango, papaya, mandarin og ananas. Jeg bare MÅ ta en slurk mens skummet ennå er højt. Ah, hvilken åpenbaring med disse sydlandske frukter i smaken, og alt (?) takket være Simcoe. Alle hjemmebryggeres våte drøm om hvordan en single hop ipa kan gjøres. Som Hoppy Christmas, 7,2%, 0,33 flaske, batch 229: ikke samme åpningsfanfaren, og skummet er mindre og kortere. Smaken er litt bitrere og har ikke samme sydlandske, innsmigrende friskhet. Ned på alle parametre til 3.5.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ej (976) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
Pours a clear deep orange with a humongous head. A little over the top.. Through the foam I can detect citrus, orange peel, peach and pineapple. Very distinct peach flavor also, with more tropical fruits and a crisp and well balanced finish. Somewhat dry. Body is close to medium with high levels of carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
12 pack. Orange amber with a low white head. None of that peachy sweet US bollocks here; crisp hairy chlorophyll, curry leaf, dry rasping pine and tropical Starburst. Corking tropical aroma wafting with blackcurrant, lychee, guava and dried curry leaf. Classic Christmas sessions. BrewDog bang back on form, doing what they do best with aplomb. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hooks82 (96) - ITALY - NOV 26, 2013
Ipa bionda. Poca schiuma. Poco carbonata. Profumatissima. Grande aroma dato dal simcoe. Amaro medio. Retrogusto leggermente dolciastro ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. Golden color. Citric grassy hops and red fruit in the aroma. Firm grassy citric hopbitter flavor. Oily hoppy mouthfeel. Citrus, grapefruit. Hints of red fruit. Very Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2013
33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Sandvika. Pours reddish amber with thick white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and passion fruits. Taste is medium bitter with some sweetness. A bit toned down ipa from the hopheads. Quite light body and light bitter aftertaste. ok but a bit boring.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (2116) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle from Cornelius. Clear amber body with a thin white head. Light carbonation and lacing. Aroma of mint, grapefruit, papaya, orange and furniture polish. Flavour of tropical fruit and a minty, herbal finish. Medium body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Average carbonation. A souped up Dead Pony Club. I just wish BrewDog didn’t filter their beers as much as they do, or embraced bottle conditioning.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (776) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2013
Golden amber with white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, citrus, green grass, caramel, alcohol and soap. Slick mouthfeel with low carbonation. Aftertaste is green grass, alcohol and sitrus peel. Overall: Very good! but, not a beer that stands out.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5409) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. My first beer as a new daddy. Here’s to you Dex! Could’ve gone for something big, but was too tired ;-) Clear golden amber colour, white head. Aroma of lots of hops, pine, grapefruit, citrus, some resin. Flavour is light to medium-sweet, honey, pine, resin, grapefruit, citrus, hint of grapes, smooth bitter finish. Light to medium-bodied. Nice IPA, resembles the Jack Hammer IPA a lot imho.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10454) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2013
from Bier-Bienne - pretty clear dark blond beer under a solid white foam; flowery and piney hoppiness, notes of caramel; tasty and with a good malt backbone, fairly bitter and with long earthy and piney hoppy notes


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