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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Madsen1635 (430) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden pour with white head. Very nice fruity and fresh aroma. Taste is somewhat more discrete. Round, sweet and with just a pinch of Christmas added. Medium bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (2047) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
Flaska från Kvickly Provestenscentret, Helsingör. Guldfärgad med vitt skum. Doftar tropiska frukter och tallbarr. Smakinslag av tropiska frukter, karamell och kåda. Oljig munkänsla. Fyllig kropp. Medel till stor beska, medelsötma. Detta är ingen julöl i dess vanliga bemärkelse, men det är en öl som jag gärna dricker till julen. En mycket bra IPA. Som jag vill att IPA ska smaka.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5094) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle (Voodoo Doll). Great refreshing tropical fruits hoppiness in both nose and mouth. Not overly bitter, but manages a punch. ( or a Voodoo Doll pinch). In the end not too scary, though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalar (20) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Some sweet fruits, citrus and some undefined herb. Medium foam. Pine and lots of hops. Nice and balanced taste, with some bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thiesen (178) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle from Kvickly. Upfront hoppy aroma, grassy, citrus. Amber Golden with Big white head. Spicy, grassy and citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1061) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2013
DWG; Pours hazy golden orange, with medium white head. Nose fills with tropic, citrus, pee and pine. Taste mirrors adding caramell switness and whispers of spice. Medium body, avarage carbonated. Sweet, dry finish. Hoppy Christmas.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GirlFriend (37) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2013
DWSM Golden orange colour. Aroma of oranges, pine,tropical fruits.. Taste is sweet, orangepeel and bitter..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2798) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
Pours cloudy reddish amber with thick low white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, light peach, passion fruit. Taste is bitter with underlying balancing sweetness. Light bitter finish. Body is light and crisp with a touch too much carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (3908) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2013
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - orange to copper with a lovely creamy head. Nose - clean pine and grapefruit pih. Taste - grapefruit with just a hint of pink grapefruit. Creamy background and grapefruit returns on the finish. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a lovely clean finish. Overall - I’m not he hugest hop head in the world but this is such a lovely balanced exsmple. Great!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ktingleff (161) - - NOV 21, 2013
This is the best Christmas IPA i had so far. Perfectly balanced aroma hops with a deep sweetness a big palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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