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

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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
26/XII/13 - 33cl bottle from Biernavigatie (webshop, NL) @ home, 2nd Christmas tasting - BB: n/a (2013-1181)

Clear orange beer, aery irregular yellow head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: piny, very fruity, pineapple, mango, some passion fruit, sweet, honey, some citrus. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet malts, honey touch, ripe exotic fruits, citrus, little piny, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: citrus, very ripe fruits, some honey. Lovely beer. Has got nothing to do with Christmas.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2014
Draught at Haket, Göteborg, on January 11, 2014.
As "BrewDog Voodoo Doll"
Stated to be 6.8% ABV.
Hazy golden color, fluffy white head. Pineapple, fruity, passionfruit, mango, tropical fruits scent. SWeet, malty, tropical fruits taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
I liked it a lot more than I thought, it coming from this brewery that I’ve had so many bad experiences from, pleasantly surprised!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flemmingwillum (978) - Nysted, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2014
Rating #888, flaske til VM i ØL

Gylden øl med standardskum. Duft af hyldeblomst og blomstret humle. God og læskende smag af bær og hyldeblomst. Medium tyk og blød i munden.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
budedou (353) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - JAN 10, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 I love it!! One of my favourite IPA!! Very hopsy, lot of taste!! Tap at L Express de Lyon, Paris

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2014
Draught at Man in The Moon, Stockholm. <i/> Cloudy smber, small head. Grapefruity nose with notes of rubber. Sweetish with clean, spritzy mouthfeel. Gooseberry and tangerine comes out once excessive carbonation is swerled away. Mid bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (4398)
- Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2014
On tap at Man in the Moon, January 2014. Labeled as Voodoo Doll. Amber/golden with a white head. Nothing special with this one. Grapefruit, malt, pine and toffee. Also notes of earth. The finish was bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flip_soeperman (540) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
Although he hops are not that obvious is aroma, there is some citrus, but not a lot. The taste is quit nice, some balanced malty caramel with some bitterness. Not too aggressive, but quite ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham_murphy (273) - - JAN 7, 2014
Happy Christmas to you too. A lovely IPA. Citrusy and bitter. A strong malt in background that takes the edge off it. Not sure what makes a Christmas beer but it’s strong enough so my throat’s glowing like Rudolph’s nose.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patjeadam (55) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
Delicious ipa. The aroma is a little bit underwhelming, but the taste makes up for this. It has tropical fruits, but also warmth in the aftertaste, medium bitter and overall outspoken and well balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtronSeige (513) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 7, 2014
Aroma: High fruity hops, guava, tasted, bread, Appearance: Clear dark gold body, small white head. Flavour: Bread, toasty, medium-high hop flavour, medium -high bitterness, medium-high sweetness, fruity, Palate: Slick, medium-full body, medium carbonation, creamy, light warming Overall: Well balanced, strong hoppiness, but not overpowering. 330 ml bottle, poured. 14B. American IPA


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