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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 491   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1961) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
Pours a slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells grapefruit and pineapple. Tastes the same with a good bitter finish. Bit silky. Average carbo, medium body and a dry texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaartenRF10 (1720) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
Slightly hazy golden beer Ruth off white head. Great hop aroma of grapefruit, pineapple and mango. Could use slightly more carbo.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (1074) - LATVIA - NOV 30, 2013
Light amber with small white cap. Mild rich aroma. Mild very rich and refreshing taste, where bitterness and sweetness mix touches several areas of tongue.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (4010) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle at home from drinkstore
Hazy pale amber with fluffy offwhite head becoming a lacing. Fresh resnious tangerine peel simcoe, medium carbonation and body. Pithy hops, bitter yet balanced with deft malting. More like this please!

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
Pretty good, but the aroma is not matched by the taste, which is way too weak and thin. The aroma is perfectly filled with green apples and citrus (the simcoe), and it’s also refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (3653) - 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 (1000) - 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 (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, 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 (11229) - 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.


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