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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 373   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (2885) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2012
330ml bottle. Can’t say clear, but clearish golden color. Tiny head, stays. Good lacing. Grapefruit, fresh grass, hops in aroma. Sweet, hops, grapefruit, alcohol in flavor. Beer trying to be something, but it is not what it tries to be.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
evola (17) - Pisa, ITALY - DEC 31, 2012
A good exercise in extra-hopping, but nothing new under the sun and for a Christmas brew apart from the kick of bitterness it retains very little complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - DEC 30, 2012
Amber color with creamy white head. Intense citrus and fresh floral aroma, also caramel malt. At taste is bitter but a little and so drinkable and balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - DEC 29, 2012
Fresh fruity hoppy aroma with some reshly cut grass. The hop aroma is held back in the taste, hop resin finish with a fairly thick body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (3361) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2013 Keg @ BrewDog Glasgow. Orange amber colour, big foamy head. Strong pine hop aroma. Very dry biscuit cheese pine hop flavour. Spicy aftertaste. This is a really good IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
liinis (1595) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2012
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 Heavy flavoured filling your mouth with delicious fruity flavours. great hops. a bit too sweet. Bottle says 7,5 %. orange colour. Really worth trying!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humalahop (17) - HUNGARY - DEC 26, 2012
Nice dark gold colour, maybe orange, medium head, citrus aroma (grapefruit), hoppy bitterness, light body, long aftertaste. Fine seasonal beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esox (1095) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2012
Bottled. Amber colour, lacy head. Hoppy nose has piney, grapefruity and floral notes. Some caramel too. Slightly biscuity and caramelly, but overall dryish. Somehow soapy/vegetal bitterness with resiny/grapefruity finish. A bit harsh maybe. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (947) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2012
33cl. Bottle. Poors clear orange/amber with tiny white head. Aroma orange, apricot, citrus, pine, spices, tropical. Taste strong bitter, bit sour, some sweets, but most bitter. Mouth-feel thin. Different take on a xmas beer. Great beer!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (1176) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 24, 2012
dark golden colour with moderate head; excellent citrus aroma (as usually in case of a BrewDog IPA) and hoppy bitterness of taste with significant grapefruit signs. Perfect, as always.


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