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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: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2591) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle from ’Wines on the green’. Appearance: Ruby orange, small white head. Aroma: Sweet baby Jebus. Pineapple, mango, citrus, so so hoppy, pine cones & cat piss (the good kind). Oh lord. Flavour: Big mango and pineapple flavour with again, great cat piss, pine needles, good carbonation, nice alcohol bite with a lovely citrus peel finish. Wonderful.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
Sample from bottle at the Cask Norway stand at Nærbø, Ølfestivalen 2013. Clear golden body with no head. Nectarine and passion fruit on the nose. Light to medium body. Fruity and light glandular hops are among the flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2487) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange with a small, frothy head. Aroma is mango puree. Taste has some papaya to start. Medium bitter, pineapple and mango finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle at home from drinkstore
Hazy pale amber with fluffy offwhite head becoming a lacing. Fresh resnious tangerine peel simcoe, medium carbonation and body. Pithy hops, bitter yet balanced with deft malting. More like this please!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: NK Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with a large off-white head.
Aroma: Hops, citrus, malt, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Floral, hops, fruit, grass, pineapple.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2431) - 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 .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (2411) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2393) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2013
33cl bottle (6.8%) from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours almost clear golden with a small, white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma with peach, mandarine, passion fruit with moderate malty notes and hints of pine and caramel. Moderate to medium sweet with lovely fruity flavours and a balanced bitterness. Medium body with quite average carbonation. Quite fresh, fruity, and dangerously drinkable. Nice IPA!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
armando629 (2381) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 14, 2012
0,33 l bottle, Csakajósör, Budapest, Hungary
Poured deep golden with a medium white foamy head that melts down for a small lacing one. Aroma of hemp, resin and some grape. Very aromatic. Malty base, soft carbonation, easy hops with grass, resin and some grape. Bittersweet aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2175) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Tap at Olutexpo 2013, Helsinki. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, hops and malts.
Earlier Rating: 12/7/2012 Total Score: 3.3
Draught at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours are caramel, spices, fruits, hops and malts. Quite strong taste.


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