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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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.


zaf's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zaf (298) - - DEC 9, 2012
aroma: caramel, floral, grass, citrus, herbs, resin, apparenza: amber, cloudy, minimal head, gusto: medium sweetness, very bitter, palato: full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, aroma spettacolare,fruttato,resinoso,agrumi vari,classico ipa..ambrata con poca schiuma..gusto speciale,con il luppolo che fa da RE, contornato da note dolci e allo stesso tempo agrumose che danno un finale davvero piacevole..una delle migliori che ho mai bevuto..bevuta all’elfo alla spina!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (688) - FRANCE - JAN 20, 2016
Pours clear copper with thin white head. Nose is fruity hops. Aromas are tropical fruits, resinous pine, spicy note. Average/low carbonation, medium body.Medium bitter and resinous finish. Good IPA... but I didn’t get the christmas touch!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2366) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with a thin white head, aroma is hoppy and fruity, taste is light bitterness with hops with a dry fruity finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
weark (539) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2016
Bouteille achetée à Manor - De couleur dorée avec une petite mousse blanche qui tient bien et colle au verre - Au nez des arômes de résine, de pin, d’épices, herbacé, malté, grain, un nez assez étrange - En bouche plus malté mais toujours ce houblonnage résineux et herbacé, un peu d’épices à la fin - Corp léger/moyen, amertume moyenne/forte, aqueuse, final amère herbacé -je ne suis pas conquis assez spécial, mais une bière de Noël atypique

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
birocotsios (97) - - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber with white head. Hoppy flora aroma. Initial hoppy tastr with flora hoppy bitterness followed by sweet taste of cramek, toffee and malts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (1928) - - JAN 2, 2016
Draught at Brewdog Roppongi. Fresh tropical fruit, orange marmalade, honey, minty notes of spice, dry finish. Very solid one, nicely fruity and warming for the winter season.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westkyoto77 (588) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle. Poured a festive red-gold, with a fluffy if short lived head. Aromas of herbs, caramel and spice. Rather sweet but with a good hop punch. Bitter aftertaste quite moreish. Would not have picked the 7.2. A fine seasonal ale.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ANZUShophunter (206) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2015
From bottle in IPA glass. Amber with decent head and awesome citrus nose from the simcoe. A nice, balanced and clean IPA . To be true to the label, I sampled on both Christmas eve and Christmas day. Hoppy Holidays!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
peter48er (182) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
330ml bottle from Booths. Pours a lovely golden/reddish hue. White head quickly dissipates. Very reminiscent of American IPA’s with outstanding hoppy taste but with hints of spiceiness. A very acceptable version of the style.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lloydy (68) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
330ml bottle. Not a Christmas beer in the traditional sense, no spices or cinnamon added, but a strong IPA. Big tropical fruit & citrus in both the powerful aroma and the taste. Bitter finish. One of the best US style IPAs I’ve tried.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pov (21) - - DEC 26, 2015
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