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

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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2013

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ Trade by madmitch76 ]. Light light unclear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, pine, orange - citrus, mandarin, light grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, mandarin, orange, pine, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130419]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
From tap, 7.2%. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is mild peachy and light grapefruity. Bitter, smooth fruity, light sweetness and lingering fruity. Bitter, smooth fruity and crisp hoppy into the finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/10/2012 Total Score: 3.8
33 cl bottle, 7.2, told to be rebadged IPA is Dead Simcoe. Pours clear and golðen orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy to grapefruity. Sweet impression, smooth fruity, peachy, mango and light grapefruity. Citrusy and mellow grapefruity. Bitter and lingering fruity finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20656) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Draught at Söder om Småland. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, berries, hops and pine needles. Fruity flavour of grass, hops and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Bottled (batch 320), from Alko Prisma, Vaasa. Amber colour, mediumsized white foamy head that leaves quite a lot of lace. Aroma is rather big time hoppyness (citrus, fruity, floral, grassy and mild acidicness as well) with some slight not too sweet maltyness. Flavour is big time grassy, floral and mildly fruity hops along with some nice maltyness as well. Pleasant sweetish hoppy and malty finish and aftertaste. Rather balanced. An IPA I rather much I like, to my own surprise!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19322) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2014
Draught at Man in The Moon, Stockholm. <i/> Cloudy smber, small head. Grapefruity nose with notes of rubber. Sweetish with clean, spritzy mouthfeel. Gooseberry and tangerine comes out once excessive carbonation is swerled away. Mid bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16582)
- Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
Draft @ Söder om Småland, Malmö. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity peachy hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity peachy hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty peachy hoppy bitter citrus finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
2nd December 2012
Bright clear amber beer, good white head. Palate is light and crispy. Mild minerals. A little malt cream. Smooth Simcoe hops. A little tangerine sweetness. Lots of cool minty pine. Whispers of peach and lemon - lime. Smooth finish with a mild bitter linger. Very nice indeed, the bottle vanished in a wink!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
Draught at Söder om Småland, Malmö
Hazy amber color with creamy head. The aroma is moderately fruity, but the apple side doesn’t belong here. Lean mouthfeel, round too; moderate sweetness, simple malt flavor, rather nice fruity touch for the hopping; regularly strong bitterness. Not enough malt flavor, not enough hop freshness.
Good beer, no thrills.
Earlier Rating: 12/6/2012 Total Score: 4.2
2012-12-03, bottle from La Cave à Bulles, Paris, batch 319 bb 11-10-13,
Beautiful golden/amber color, clean, with medium sized creamy head. Wonderful hoppy aroma, fresh and pungent, fruity, and light manure in the end. The mouthfeel is lean and rather dry, a good canvas for the nice toffee flavor, and without the crystal-like notes found on draught; strong bitterness, providing mostly resins, but also light orangey fruitiness. Long final.
Excellent.

2012-11-28, draught at La Fine Mousse, Paris, 9-5-7-3-15=39
Beautiful copper-amber color with compact head. Fantastic hoppy aroma, with plenty of fresh fruits, then some pungent character, passion fruit, light manure character. Medium body strength; malt flavor, but also crystal malt, therefore a bit cloying; very moderate sweetness; quite strong bitterness, the hops is fruity; but overall not cohesive.
Confused hop bomb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
bottle at home(7.2%) ... amber ... thin white head ... soft floral ... light grassy ... soft toffee nose ... sweet oily zezty hop ... grapefruit and lime ... creamy toffee ... orange citrus ... juicy and fruity

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle @ kvickly. Pours clear dark copper golden. Crazy fresh hoppy nose and flavor. Pine, grapefruit, mango and marmelade. Crisp, dry, bittter and oily. Luvly.


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