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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 (500) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
6.12.2014. Clear orange. Aroma of caramel malts, tropical fruits. Tastes caramel, sweet, tropical fruits. Quite simple and sweet but tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lobs_ols (275) - LATVIA - MAR 17, 2015
Clear dark gold, strong white head. Wonderful tropical fruit, grapefruit and pineapple aroma. Balanced flavour, notes of pineapple roasty malt sweetness mingle with a strong, clean bitterness. Finishes bitter and fruity. Nice!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dzhigga (187) - Kirov, RUSSIA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle. Amber color with small unsteady head. Aroma of grapefruit, exotic fruits, some pine. Taste is heavy bitter, but extremely mild and balanced. Medium-bodied. Finish is very long, bitter. Great one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hugi (437) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2015
Amber coloured, clear, stable white head. Aroma of papaya, grapefruit, a bit resins, and pineapple. Full bodied, hoppy, crisp and fruity. Strong bitterness, long lasting taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (741) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle at home from carry out clongriffen. Pours amber with lasting one finger foam head. Pine, grass, sweet mango, citrus, squash nose. Flavour is caramel sweet with citrus. Pithy grapefruit bitterness on finish. Litter bit of acetone in there. Medium body with medium carbonation. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrus86 (115) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2015
BOTTLE. Pours a hazy orange with flat white head. Sweet tropical hops on the nose, passionfruit most prominent. Orange & citrus flavours up front, with a caramel malt & slight hoppy bitterness at end of mouthful. Sourced Cellarbrations Capel

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maledictum (675) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - FEB 15, 2015
Fresh fruity hoppy aroma with some reshly cut grass and "green hops" bordering on dill. The hop aroma is held back in the taste, hop resin finish with a fairly thick body and mellow bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (378) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Amerber colored beer with a small white head, little carbonation. Taste is bitter hops, spices, and citrus fruits and pine.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (291) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2015
Lovely from the get-go - bit too much sweet sweet malt but plenty of herbs earthy hops to balance - I would like to taste more bitterness at the end but it’s not a deal breaker - tastes like a high octane West Coast US IPA - great accompaniment to the large amount of chilli on my pizza. A beer with character... Just needs a Santa hat.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kurtos (112) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours a pale copper with a nice cloudiness. Aroma. Strait away i get a whiff of tropical flavours, followed by pine and citrus. Taste. The taste is very complex and is quite similar to the marketing description, this is a beer dominated by piney flavours complimented well with tropical, stone and citrus fruits, i’m very surprised that a single hop ipa could be so complex. Overall. This beer is faultless, i would love to see it as a permanent addition to brew dogs range.


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