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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: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jablanko (25) - - DEC 30, 2014
Dark amber colour and a fruity/caramel aroma. Basically IPA + sweetness added on the top, void of any other taste or complexity. There is not much in the way of spices that would make this a true, fun Christmas beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mt_hall (147) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottled. A clear, deep amber/caramel colour with virtually no head. Fresh hoppy, piney aromas, with a touch of sweet fruit. Hops slightly less dominant in the mouth, balanced by a smooth maltiness and alcohol warmth. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2258) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Shepherd’s Bush, London. An amber coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Hoppy, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, tropical fruit, slightly sweet, some grapefruit, caramel and a hint of marmalade and pineapple. Not what I would call a Christmas beer but this was an excellent IPA from Brewdog.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AFH (4) - London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014 does not count
Schooner at BD Shepherds Bush. Simcoe! Simcoe! Simcoe! Simcoe! A bit less bitterness and a little extra sweetness makes this a bit more Winter friendly - reminds me of some of the IPAs I used to drink down at the Fermentoren in Copenhagen. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (499) - Elche, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2014
Clear amber color with medium short lasting white head. Aroma is powerfull and hoppy, definitely Simcoe, intense grapefruit, peach and pine, with some citrus fruits and a sweet malty background. Taste is no as hoppy as the aroma, but follows it with tropical fruits, pine and some earthy characters, sweet background as well. Sweet aftertaste, I expected much more bitterness on it, but is good though. Good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1663) - Granollers, SPAIN - DEC 29, 2014
Cervesa molt aromàtica, on destaquen sobretot fruites tropicals amb tocs dolços i amargs. Cerveza muy aromática, dónde destacan sobretodo frutas tropicales con toques dulces y amargos.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackafholmes (548) - - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from beer central, sheffield. Pale amber with small white head. Aroma is earthy and woody with hops, with definite lychee. Taste is mildly bitter. Prickly with a medium body. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2014
Bouteille 33cl, batch# 264, BB 04/06/2015. Dorée-orangée, col fin blanc. Arôme est fruité rappelant l’ananas avec un Simcoe bien présent aux saveurs d’agrumes. Palais reste fort centré sur le houblonnage qui confère à la bière des qualités de notes tropicales et autres agrumes, petite touche épicée avec un profil malté pâle et pils sur un léger caramel. Différent des sempiternelles bières brunes de Noël.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (317) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber with a white head. Fruity hoppy aroma of grapefruit, mango, grass, pine, malts. Taste is sweet malty with hoppy bitterness, grass, grapefruit, light hoppy bitter aftertaste. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5554) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2014
330 ml bottle, as BrewDog Voodoo Doll autumn release, from Vinmonopolet. Batch #196. ABV is 6.8%. BB date 20.08.2014. Orange colour, large head, slightly off-white. Aroma of fruity and piney Simcoe hops. Fizzy mouthfeel. The flavour is medium dry, and dominated by piney and moderately fruity Simcoe hops.


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