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

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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4137) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle @ home. Aroma is piney, fruity nelson hops, tropical, some biscuit. Flavour is light bitterness with big piney florall hops, lightmalt. Great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4124) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 4, 2014
Again, huge thanks Jablanko/Filip :p. Batch 389. Poured a dark amber body with a creamy white head. The aroma is quite pungent, somewhere between grapefruit and tropical fruit, but not as fresh as I’d liked. Creamy though, if slightly ashy and with a distinct presence of alcohol. The taste is disappointing. Empty, herbal/grapefruity aroma, some pleasant citric notes, on a slightly candyish malty body. Put it feels like there’s a hole in the middle of everything. Ends somewhat dry again, sweetish and grapefruity. A letdown.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (4017) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 9, 2013
Clean amber bodied and stable head. Very piney which I’m sure was the idea behind a hoppy Christmas. Not woody or spicy, as typical Christmas beers, but a clean hop based beer that’s rather refreshing than warming. Body is light bitter for the style and a bit too clean to be interesting. And a Christ’s beer can be eccentric and over the top. This isn’t. This is a clean ipa that drinks nice enough but reminds me nothing of a special, warming, wintery or eclectic Christmas spirit. More of an after work thirst quencher. (33cl bottle from Bootlegger)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (4007) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
Tap at Brewdog, Notts. outstandingly tasty IPA. Really beautiful blend of berries and super alpha hops. Marvellous on tap, so fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3940) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3922) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 010115. This is a big full flavoured hoppy beer. Deep orange with a big head, plenty of passionfruit and a touch of melon also. Nott a beer for the beginner.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3897) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3803) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3769) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3769) - 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.


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