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

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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1512) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2015
BB 13/08/16. Poured a clear dark golden brown amber with 5mm of beige coloured foam that diminished slowly to a collar that laced OK. Carbonation medium to high and fine to medium. Aroma of nice pine, lots of hops and a possible hint of citrus. Taste of sweet malts followed by nice moderate hops but the hops are not as strong as in the aroma; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. Really smooth and soft as the hops bitterness fades away quickly giving a nice, but unusual, low to moderate lingering bitterness on the finish. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotty (1137) - SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Another bottle from Alice! Clear, lightish amber in colour, head pretty much non existent. Big citrus nose, very hoppy! Medium bodied, malty with clean crisp zesty hop flavours, the abv shows itself as the flavours develop on the finish. VERY nice! :)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalspice (630) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2015
Klart lyst brunt med lavt skum. Frisk og fruktig duft med ananas, sitrus og furu. Et lite stikk fra malten i bakgrunnen. Fruktig og frisk i smaken med en avslutning av vanilje. God bitterhet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottm2588 (173) - SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2015
On tap at Brewdog, Doghouse. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, piney. Taste is citrus, mango, pine, slight caramel. Nice and hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
liquidbread86 (129) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Almost pink in color, light in carbonation. Smooth and easy drink. The hoppy bitterness comes in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1662) - USA - DEC 16, 2015
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought at Malting Pot, Brussels. Enjoyable, hoppy, spiced Christmas ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4099) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2015
4 Dec 2015, bottle. light gold, clear, some steady bubbles. nose is pink grapefruit citrus. med body and mildly fizzy. grapefruit citrus with some pine. nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 14, 2015
Tap at Craft Beer Spot Hathor. Moderate citrus nose, some thick maltiness as well. Very pretty orange/amber color, with a creamy 2cm head. Citrus and caramel, citrusy hop jumps in mid, thins out slowly, some decent bitter tracks. Medium-heavy body. Nice enough. Alc. is quite noticeable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mielijuoma (22) - - DEC 13, 2015
Super fresh and crispy. Not much of a character but really well made. Citrus, hay and wooden flavours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielemolino (106) - torino, ITALY - DEC 12, 2015
Bevuta allo sfuso di Torino in Italia. Sentori molto fruttati, papaia e ananas (manco fosse una mongozo). Corpo medio. Amaro medio.


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