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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: 368   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 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.


Sizzler80's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sizzler80 (464) - Dublin, - JAN 23, 2013
Dark amber pour with a frothy white head. Aroma: hops, caramel, grapefruit, mango, pine. Tangy, slightly dry and sweet on the palate. Nicely balanced Christmas IPA.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (520) - SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Clear, dark golden beer with a thin head and a tangy fruit aroma. Citrus, pineapple, bitter malt too in the flavour. It’s clean, crisp and fruity but without being sickly. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinkas (284) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2014
Very fresh tasting tropical fruits etc much better than mist imported ipas ive drunk recently

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wihlan (311) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
Fat bishops Gustav - mycket fruktig atom , kopparfärgad med vitt skum. Frisk smak med en härlig beska.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1391) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
Väldigt fruktigt i aromen lite smör. Lätt i kroppen men bra balans i smaken, inte överkolsyrad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtu71 (98) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold. Small head, some lace. Strong lime aroma. Extreme citric hops, orange, spicy, strong, juicy fruit cake. Pure fun!

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (915) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 20, 2014
330ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Pours a clear dark orange color forming a medium light yellow color with medium retention and some thin lingering lacings formed and left in the glass. S: Very grassy, flowery and mainly piny. Notes of sweet pale and caramel and crystal malts. T: Sweet pale malts and caramel malts in the upfront. Strong notes of grassy and piny hops. Good bitterness. Strong notes of earthy yeasts. Grapefruit and orange zest. M: Medium body. Well hidden 7.2% ABV. Medium carbonation. Grassy and piny aftertaste. O: Good drinkability. Great IPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (402) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Golden orange looks with magical big head on top. Lots of lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma has citrus, grapefruit, pines. Well everything you can expect from a IPA brewed by BrewDog. Taste has caramel malts and pines & grapefruit hops. I think there was some pineapple too! Medium body with medium carbonation. This had malty backbone, which sometimes is lacking with BrewDog IPAs. I don’t know why this is a "Hoppy Christmas" though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3297) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 15, 2014
deep Amber color. Deep piney nose with cereal and a touch of citrus in nose. Medium full body with pine everywhere.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Flanfl (113) - USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle. Clear orange color. Big white head. Arome of pine, orange, citrus and some other fruits. Flavour is orange and spicy. Slightly dry finish. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1117) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2014
330 ML color Orange amber color. Off white head, falls to a decent collar. Spotty lacing. Nose is orange, pine, papaya, and tropical fruits. Good malt background. Fruits are very candied. Taste is candied orange and papaya. Winning combo. Medium bodied, slick and oily. Dry tropical fruit finish. Nice.


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