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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 555   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmargarucci (237) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - DEC 4, 2015
A really great IPA! Pours a brick orange pale color. Aroma is filled with herbs mixed with tropical fruit-mango, passion etc. taste is quite hoof prepare first a bit spicy herbal hop followed by citrus and tropical notes and a very crisp clean palate.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergaard (266) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2015
Very very decent ipa. Loads of hoppy tropical notes and some some citrus. Nice malt backbone as well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidAust (167) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Stemmed pilsner glass. Big hoppy aroma with a mix of pine and citrus. Amber colour - quite clear, not as clear as others - but couldn’t call it cloudy. Average head that stuck around for a little while but not too long. Taste was big yet balanced. High alcohol at 7.2% but couldn’t really tell. Some bitterness due to the hops but again balanced so you were left with a pleasant aftertaste. Good beer, maybe even a great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (652) - FINLAND - DEC 2, 2015
A clear orange body with a miniscule white head. Nose has resin, caramel, citrus fruits and hay. Taste is swert with a smooth bitter finish, somewhat cloying. Low carbonation and heavy palate. Pretty simple with muted hop notes, a bit of a disappointment. From tap at Brewdog Hensinki.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (2098) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2015
Golden with a white head - Nice hoppy aroma that has citrus and some hints of pine in it - Malt body to support a hop flavour that has citrus pine and a good bitterness - The bitterness from the hops goes into the finish with some citrus and fruity tones - This was good

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steven_B (83) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Tap. Pours a clear orange with a medium off white head. Aroma is amazing and full of citrus hops with pineapple and grapefruit coming through. It has a nice bitter sweet flavour with more pineapple and malts coming through.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
w_adwersarz (433) - Cracow, POLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Barwa pomarańczowa, opalizująca. Piany praktycznie brak, cóż tu więcej pisać. Aromat lekko miodowy, trochę pomarańczowej skórki, wyczuwalna odrobina alkoholu. W smaku jest podobnie, ale kurek z dobrocią został przykręcony i robi się mniej wyraziście, jest słodkawe , słodowo zbożowe. Wysycenie średnie, wytrawne, goryczka średnia w stronę wysokiej z iglasto owocowym finiszem.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hikeg (226) - - NOV 28, 2015
Small, fizzy, off white, fully diminishing head, fair lacing. Sparkling, light orange body. Moderate malty aroma, with notes of cookie and cereal. Heavy hoppy aroma, with notes of flowers, pine, resin, grapefruit and lemon. Light yeasty aroma. Notes of peach. Moderate sweet, moderate bitter and light acidic initial flavor. Average, moderate sweet, moderate bitter and moderate acidic finish. Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Light alcoholic, moderate astringent finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (3609) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours clear, shiny copper with a medium white head. Tropical fruit aroma. Taste is good pineapple, assorted exotic fruits, lots of Simcoe, pine, candy. Good IPA. Nowt Christmassy about it tho.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (1242) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Fresh tropical fruit, lots of Sharon fruit and mango. Pours clear light copper. A well balanced ipa, very easy to drink


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