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

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RATINGS: 406   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle from brewdog webshop, february 16th 2013. Hazy orange body, small white head. Hoppy aroma, lots of citrus and exotic fruits, with malt and some spices, quite nice. Taste of grapefruit and peach, with caramel and cloves. High drinkability, would have guessed a lower abv. Clean bitterness, aftertaste of exotic fruits and pepper. A more hoppy than most christmas beers, still having that little christmas spicy twist. Somehow I think it works.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (567) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 24, 2013
Une IPA sympa. Ambrée et limpide elle développe des arômes de fruits exotiques et de houblon corsés. Une grosse amertume contrebalancée par une saveur sucrée bien adaptée. Une bonne IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (2022) - WALES - MAR 14, 2013
Dec 2012 Cold bottle on Christmas day. Fizzy with a decent head. Lots of astringent bitterness with a bit of pineapple, but lots more grapefruit. A good pale ale in comparison to others I’ve had. Not very floral, which is good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
welho (93) - FINLAND - MAR 2, 2013
330ml 7.5% version bottle from alko, late 2012. Amber color with tiny white head. Strong citrus aromas with sweet taste with hoppy aftertaste. Very Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkos (221) - FINLAND - FEB 27, 2013
Aroma of fruity hops, peachy. Amber beer with a small head, practically no lacing. Soft mouthfeel, nice carbonation. Taste of hops and something same from the taste that I cant get a hold of. Long palate. Pretty good one, still prefer the Mikkeller one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2136) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2013
Tasting a bottle with Cuso and Karol 2 weeks ago. Aroma floral, fruity orchard, very light pine. Colour clear golden to amber. Taste pine, some sweet malty background, light heavy hoppy bitterness. Light elderberry. Higher carbonation, quite belchy. Refreshing though. Nice Christmas stuff. 7 4 7 3 13 New bottle rerate. Aroma mostly pine, pineapple, elderberry. Interesting combination. Taste is about the same, with moderate bitterness. Untraditional take on IPA (bonus points for that), very interesting, I like it. It kind of reminds me Never Mind the Anabolics. Finish is dry, pineapple elderberry bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (5040) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle, thanks Gurthnar for sharing this. Golden color with huge white head. Aroma of piney hops, tangerines, grapefruit. Taste, malt, pines, grapefruit, tangerines, citrus zest, caramel, piney hops. Long hoppy finish. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karol (662) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 1, 2013
A nice beer. Nothing spectacular, rather a hype beer like "a must have" just because of the hype. But be advised, you don’t miss anything with this beer. Nice, tasty, hoppy, refreshing

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JAN 30, 2013
Ottima! Che bomba! Bella arancione, schiuma cremosa non molto persistente, tripudio di odori natalazi, freschi, pino o rosmarino su tutti. I sapori freschi si ritrovano anche nel sapore dissetante! retrogusto fresco saporito lunghissimo e persistente!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (899) - Kemi, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle from Alko, Keminmaa. Beautiful hazy amber looks, white head dissapears. Strong hoppy aroma has citric fruits. Taste has some sweet malts combined with nice bitterness. Long aftertaste is fruity hoppy. Balance = good, body = enough to hide alcohol. I would buy again.


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