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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: 434   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3731) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 16, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Chula. Pours yellow to orange with a nice head, aroma of onion, honey, marmalade, flavor is bitter and sweet with tangerine and lavender, spicy, medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3629) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle Pours clear blonde, touch of amber , rather small white head Smell is very intense hops , pine, typical brewdog . Taste is nice hops, some pine again . slightly malt notes . Very good, as usually when you drink a brewdog IIPA / IPA , but they have so many , that I start to fail to taste big differences in between them.. Very good though , just nothing to go out of your way off, when you can get Hardcore so much more easy .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3578) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle through the BD shop. 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. Decent IPA, it feels very much lika BrewDog beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home, pours amber, taste is bitter, sweet toffee, juicy pine, nose is light pine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3568) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle at home. Clear orange pour, thin white head. Aroma is full of resin, pine and more Christmas tree. Flavor is sweaty hops, bitter and fruity with a decent malty body and very clean. Straight to the point hops. Nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3559) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
On tap @sbwf13. Hazy deep golden with off white head. Aroma with strong fruit notes, resin, pineapple and massive caramel. Taste is medium sweet, malty, high bitterness with lots of resin and pineapple.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3545) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle at BrewDog Birmingham soft launch 11 Dec 2012; Clear amber pour, small white head, piney hop aromas, piney hop taste drinking buddy Tania detected simcoe in this one which was confirmed at the bar. Very good IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3471) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle: Aroma of tropical fruits (mango, pineapple), citrus, pine. Flavor is few malty and very fruity. Notes of peaches, pineapple, mango and other tropical fruits. Citrus and grassy, resin, light herbal hops and a medium bitter, very hoppy finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3459) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Tap @ Brewdog Stockholm. Unclesr amber, thick white head. Sweet tropicsl fruity hoppy aroma, like pineapples and tangerine. Flavorwise similar, fresh hoppy. Bitter sweet fruity finish. Session IPA. Great.

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Earlier Rating: 11/10/2012 Total Score: 3.5
33cl bottle, batch #320 bbe 11-10-13. Ambere colored, lasting white head, nice lace. Perfumy aroma with some cats piss and piney grassy notes. Flavor has pine needles, herbs, more perfume and a hoppy bitter finish. House flavour. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (3427) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear tea/amber with airy but stable off-white head. Intense, hoppy aroma, with notes of clear notes of grass and citrus. Bitter, hoppy taste, with citric kotes and sweetish, malty touches. Hints of needles. Bitter finish. Discernible alcohol presence. Nice.


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