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

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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kingi (495) - - OCT 18, 2013
Good ipa but don’t see the greatness in This, but maybe im getting too drunk. Classic ipa notes but a bit simpler.
Earlier Rating: 11/18/2012 Total Score: 3.7
extremely strong aroma, not complex but so strong and nice that i love it. Clear copper colour, dense white head. Slightly sweet taste. medium bitter. body felt light. finish could be longer. (7.5% batch 320)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1351) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Tap at olutexpo. Almost clear amber red color, white head. Very nice hoppy and fruity aroma. Dry hoppy body, quite high co2, pure fruits.
Earlier Rating: 11/19/2012 Total Score: 3.8
Bottle at home. Clear brown-gold color, medium smooth white head. Absolutely great aroma of hops, spruce, sweetness. Mouthfeel nice. Short hops, citrus, body could be stronger, taste could be longer. Nice taste but body is missing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5955) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Draught (6.8%) @ Olutexpo 2013
Aroma is fruity and fresh with hops, some resiny tones and mango. Flavour has lots of resiny notes, some caramel, exotic fruits, minerals and dstant woody notes. Refreshing and nice, the minerals and wood do distiurb a bit though. Also this gets some harshly bitter and vegetable notes at the end of the glass.
Earlier Rating: 11/15/2012 Total Score: 3.9
33 cl bottle (7,5%) @ home. Batch #320, BBE 11.10.2013
Aroma has gooseberry bush, some pine needles, exotic fruits and hints of resin. Flavour is rather hoppy with gooseberry bush, some biscuits, grapefruit and hints of caramel. Nothing to do with christmas but a good ipa anyway.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Draught at Söder om Småland. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, berries, hops and pine needles. Fruity flavour of grass, hops and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31859) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
From tap, 7.2%. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is mild peachy and light grapefruity. Bitter, smooth fruity, light sweetness and lingering fruity. Bitter, smooth fruity and crisp hoppy into the finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/10/2012 Total Score: 3.8
33 cl bottle, 7.2, told to be rebadged IPA is Dead Simcoe. Pours clear and golðen orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy to grapefruity. Sweet impression, smooth fruity, peachy, mango and light grapefruity. Citrusy and mellow grapefruity. Bitter and lingering fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
Draft @ Söder om Småland, Malmö. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity peachy hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity peachy hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty peachy hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3450) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Tap @ Brewdog Stockholm. Unclesr amber, thick white head. Sweet tropicsl fruity hoppy aroma, like pineapples and tangerine. Flavorwise similar, fresh hoppy. Bitter sweet fruity finish. Session IPA. Great.

-- via beerbasher/winphone
Earlier Rating: 11/10/2012 Total Score: 3.5
33cl bottle, batch #320 bbe 11-10-13. Ambere colored, lasting white head, nice lace. Perfumy aroma with some cats piss and piney grassy notes. Flavor has pine needles, herbs, more perfume and a hoppy bitter finish. House flavour. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (2607) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Tap@bdsthlm. Coppery slight hazy. Really fruity, fruit desserty. Mangos, pineapple juice, tangerines. Feels actually quite fanta- like at times, for those who know that pop. Bitter super fruity body. Not much malts, only fruity hops in flavour. A very soda like beer. Nice to try, but I dont think I could do a session with it.

-- bb/wp8
Earlier Rating: 11/9/2012 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle. Copper amber, clear. Nose is loaded with hoppy grapefruit and pine, some tropicality/florals, caramel, malts. A bit of butterscotch and butter and.. honey? Body is slick, medium light. Good soft bitterness. I’m wondering where’s the xmas in here? Seems like a fresh hoppy ipa to me.

-- bb/h

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
2nd December 2012
Bright clear amber beer, good white head. Palate is light and crispy. Mild minerals. A little malt cream. Smooth Simcoe hops. A little tangerine sweetness. Lots of cool minty pine. Whispers of peach and lemon - lime. Smooth finish with a mild bitter linger. Very nice indeed, the bottle vanished in a wink!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (762) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2013
Brown to copper coloured beer with some beige head. Typical BrewDog huge pine woody hops aroma. Lots of bitterness and a long finish. Taste-wise reminds me of 5 AM Saint with more ABV and more hops.


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