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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: 429   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (339) - GREECE - DEC 14, 2014
From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Clear golden color with off-white head. Hoppy, floral, fruity, piney and grassy aroma, malty caramel too. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BaroneBirra (262) - Gorizia, ITALY - DEC 14, 2014
On tap at Brew Dog Bologna. Pours copper red with small head. Aroma and taste of a classic IPA, but with a warming alcoholic final.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Harkyto (48) - barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 14, 2014
Buen color y espuma. Aromática con toques tropicales. En boca muy agradable con notas de maltas caramelizadas, fruta tropical y cítricos. Amargor equilibrado

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vinhol (310) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2014
330 mil bottle big tropical fruit aroma golden with white head taste is very bitter

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KenOath (8) - Surry Hills, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
Tropical fruity, citrus nose. Good malt sweetness up front, with a well balanced mid palate. Decent hop character with some late emerging bitterness. Some soapiness on the aftertaste (not too unpleasant), mostly stone-fruit, citrussy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1466) - the hood Brentford, London,, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Bottled;God damn vibrant nose ..grass -fat hops-giving birth to oranges .. Poured out looking like any other IPA ive ever seen. Too rich to agree with my palate ..hops are sappy and not floral.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hackobock (1725) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
December 5, 2014. On tap at Brewdog Bar Stockholm. Clear amber with a minimal frothy white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, light butter notes, pine and citrus. Taste is light to medium sweet with a medium bitterness, citrus, caramel, pine and notes of higher alcohol. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmyohane (29) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Aroma has grapefruit, pineapple and passion fruit. Pours amber with thin head that leaves some lacing. Taste has a perfect balance between heavy bitterness from hops and medium sweetness from malts. Medium body supports the beer well. Soft to medium carbonation and long bitter finish. Overall an excellent IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Streatham, London - pours amber with a good white head. Aroma and taste is fruity and medium sweet malty, some herbal and twiggy hoppy, some marmalade, grapefruit, prominent caramel malts, good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1269) - PORTUGAL - DEC 9, 2014
33cl bottle. Clear light amber colour with a thin white head. Orange, grapefruit, caramel and tropical fruit in the aroma. Medium to soft carbonation and medium body. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet, a bit unbalanced. Overall, a nice warming BrewDog beer.


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