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

bottled
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RATINGS: 489   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15314) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
33cl bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais. Clear orangey colour with lasting white head. Hoppy grapefruity aroma which is attractive. fairly tasty in mouth. Some tangerine, mostly grapefruit flavours. Some good bitterness on finish. I think it’s pretty good to be honest. Tasty IPA. I liked it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14690) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14479) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle, 7.2%. Mango aroma, cat piss. Almost clear amber colour. Small white head. The flavour is sweet and hoppy, more of the mango note. Good bitterness and good alcohol level to balance the sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
Keg at BrewDog Camden, London. Pours clear, vibrant gold with a fine, white cream head. Nose holds lots of pee, some flowers, wet grass. Big sweet flavor with bready malts, pine, juicy orange, grapefruit, light caramel, mild urine. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish, moderately resinous, some ripe citrus, pee, pine, grass, lightly toasted sugars. Very nice IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14260) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle from Alko. Alc. 7.5%. Clear deep amber color, good off-white head. Citric gooseberry hoppy aroma. Medium--bodied. Fruity maltyness, even sweetish. Lots of tropical fruits and some late bitterness. Certainly some BrewDog fingerprints here. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (14252) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
Draught at Zly Casy, Prague. Clear golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, pine apples, mango, citrus, peach, orNges, pine needles, lemongrass. Hoppy fruity flavor, really bitter, pine needles, hay, grapes, peach, pine apples, floral notes. Great IPA, hugely refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (14118) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle from Superbrugsen. Clear golden orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit and peach. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 081113

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (12954) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Sehr blumiger Hopfenantrunk, Limettennuancen. Ansonsten wenig fruchtig, dafür getreidig, mittelstarke Bitterkeit. Diese steigt im Mittelteil, die Hopfiekgiet bleibt konstant auf hohem Level. Orange, stark bitterer Abgang. 10/11/12/12/11/12

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12864) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle, picked up from BD SB, split with JF on the train to nowhere mini tasting, 30/12/13. From the bottle so guessing golden amber with a decent off white head - says Phillip S Styne. Nose is a tropical fruit medley, peach, mango, orange sherbet, pine resin, hop notes, toasted malts. Taste carries a big mango punch, passion fruit, fleshy peach, mandarin, caramel malt, red grapefruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hop lead bitterness in the closure. Nice work from BD - decent hopped up tropical juice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12833) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle, 7.2%. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, peach and citrus. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops, peach, little sweet, citrus, little grapefruit and medium bitter.


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