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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: 341   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (4562) - 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 (586) - 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 (282) - - 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 (58) - 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 (558) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (144) - - JAN 7, 2014
Bitter met een zoetje. Wel wat te warm. Te dun schuim. Bij Arjan smaakte die beter, wat kouder denk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arczir (124) - POLAND - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper with average head. Citric aromas with noticeable hints of mango. Well-carbonated medium, semi-sweet body. Very fruity bitterness, hoppy. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle. Drank this a bit too late I guess.... Pours a slightly clouded, orange beer with a small white head on top. Has some floaties goofing around in the glass. No worries. Aroma is crisp, fresh. Light citric, touch of vanilla in the background and a nice malty backbone. Flavor is medium bitter, well balanced and good amount of maltiness to back up the hops. Hop presence has certainly not faded over time here, still very present. Medium long, light bitter aftertaste. Good level of carbonation going, juicy mouthfeel. Quite a very nice IPA. Merry Christmas..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tsekouratos (197) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 6, 2014
330 ml from Beer&Deli, Athens Greece. Beautiful orange copper color with a not so strong but quite fluffy white head. Aromas of pine, pineapple, citrus and some spicy-sweet notes, honey, cinnamon and papaya!!!!! Dry and bitter aftertaste which leaves a nice spicy feeling of cinnamon and papaya! Light to medium body, with a low to none carbonation. A nice IPA, not so sure if it fits the Christmas type, as it’s my first try!!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HerrBierkoenig (242) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 5, 2014
From bottle. Pours clear ruby copper liquid.White head falls down quickly. Aroma of mango, citrus, pineapple, somewhat typical Brewdog, flowers. Medium body, average carbonation, much of hops, semi sweet, aromatic fruity aftertaste. Taste is the same like aroma, mango, citrus, pineapple, somewhat typical Brewdog, flowers plus some strange notes of ammonia or pitch?? All the way very nice hoppy beer for an evening.


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