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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nonshaugen (421) - Fetsund, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2015
33 cl bottle. Dark orange, thin off-white to tan head. Hop aromas are hitting me while pouring. When Brew Dog say hoppy, they mean HOPPY. Plenty of Simcoe hop flavour, a bit too much for my likings. Taste is dry and citrusy, as expected, plus pineapple. A bit sourness as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
Pours dark gold with a white head. Light pissy aroma with lemon. Medium body, medium carbonation. Light caramel, lemon, pine, candy, orange sherbet... Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Humlehode (572) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2015
Pours clear golden with white head. Hoppy aroma. Grapefruit, pineapple, pine. Nice medium bitterness. Very well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
borre_m (1284) - NORWAY - NOV 14, 2015
Pours clear golden. Aroma is hoppy, backed up with malts, nice. Taste is balanced. Homse, some berries?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SNL (616) - - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle. Clear caramel color, small white head. Hoppy nose with a nice floral note, some sourness. Taste is crisp, hoppy, with a short bitter finish. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Echon (344) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
Tap at Fairbar. Clear, dark amber body. Very hoppy aroma with some malty caramel. Medium sweet taste with medium bitterness. Hoppy flavours. Medium body with average carbonation. Very good IPA, but not much of a Christmas beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34219) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2015
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a huge yellowish head: The aroma has notes of citrus fruits, hops, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, citrus fruits, malt, and a bit of caramel, leading to a bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pityu (620) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle - Clear deep golden colour, medium white head, good retention. Nice tropical fruit aromas with pine, biscuit, caramel. Taste is quite sweet, the come the decent hoppy bitterness. Caramel, pine, grapefruit and pineapple notes. Medium to full body, average carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, long hoppy finish. I dont know why is it called a christmas beer, but i like it better than most of the christmas beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - SEP 30, 2015
Хороший, насыщен& IPA, но Simcoe не мой любимый хмель и, в целом, недоста& сбаланс& немного сладков&

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gr_pa (364) - siemianowice, POLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Unclear, solid head. Aroma is mainly malts - caramel, toffee, honey. Barley wine direction. Not much of american hops aroma (some pine), maybe because my bottle is quite old. Medium to full body, medium sweetness, lightly sour. Sweet, but not too sweet. Some alcohol in finish


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