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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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 youíve 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 lifeís on hold for 24 hours as this íhop dayí 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.


Valgreen's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (715) - - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle @ Jacob. Clear orange, small white head, good lacing. Aroma, hoppy, fruity, passion fruit, pineapple, malty. Taste, hoppy bitter, fruity, passion fruit, pineapple, malty. Medium body and carbonation. Bitter, slightly oily mouth feel.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ShivanDragon (1796) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
helder rood/koper met minimale witte kraag. aroma van bloemen, zoet, den, hoppig. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, redelijk hopbittertje, den/gras, sterk, matig fruitig, medium body, glad en wat dik van textuur, lage co2, lange bittere afdronk. gaat

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bmeup (523) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2014
You know the colour and all the rest of the sniffy bullshit wha,wha.wha!...bit like the Peanut classroom i reckon........reality is, itís a great IPA, smashed with Simcoe hops and beautifully balance malts. Very nice job Brewdog.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4619) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2014
Bottled. 15cl sample. The aroma is strong hoppy has tropical fruits, some grass/hay/vegetable. Clear, copper coloured beer with a medium, white head. The taste is moderate bitter, perfect clean. Has some biscuity notes, but on the far background. The beer is dominated by hops and hops alone. Nice tropical fruits, but unfortunately also some vegetable tones I really donít enjoy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jyrsa (93) - - DEC 16, 2014
Pours clear yellow. Nose has strawberry and citrus. A grassy, piney mouth. Long hoppy after taste. Body is medium and palate is quite sticky. An interesting combination of hops.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
xXbaptisteXx (71) - - DEC 15, 2014
De couleur ambrée clair La mousse et blanche et ne tient pas beaucoup Au nez on va trouver des arômes de mangue, kiwi, melon, ananas, (bref fruit exotique quoi) En bouche on va toujours sentir la mangue mais un petit peut les fruit secs comme la noisette et la noix Très très très bonne biere comme brew dog sais le faire !!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (826) - CROATIA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml brought from Ljubljana from a friend. Hoppy fruity aroma. Malt, pine, fruit, some caramel. Sweetish with dry bitter finish. Nice and rather balanced IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheFoamhead (77) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
Hoppla, where does the honey come from? No matter, itís a nice balace to the explicit hop character of this beer. Expecially when first hitting you tongue, youíll tase some sort of a sweet syrup taste, very uncommon, but well in line with christmas. The hops, that explode in your nose are much less aggrssive in your mouth. Still itís a very bitter beer, and people that do not like hops shouldnít try this one. For all the others, itís a nice brew with an interesting sweet note and a typical brewdog finish: dryyyyyyyyyy... Itís hoppy, but isnít christmas also the season of all those delicious sweets? It is! And thatís why Brewdog gave this seasonal Pale Ala a sweet note which is quite uncommon but very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (310) - GREECE - DEC 14, 2014
From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Clear golden color with off-white head. Hoppy, floral, fruity, piney and grassy aroma, malty caramel too. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BaroneBirra (262) - Gorizia, ITALY - DEC 14, 2014
On tap at Brew Dog Bologna. Pours copper red with small head. Aroma and taste of a classic IPA, but with a warming alcoholic final.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Harkyto (44) - barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 14, 2014
Buen color y espuma. AromŠtica con toques tropicales. En boca muy agradable con notas de maltas caramelizadas, fruta tropical y cŪtricos. Amargor equilibrado


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