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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: 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13047) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (12700) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle, at Nærbø Ølfestival 2013. As Voodoo Doll. A pale golden to yellow beer with an off-white head leaving lacings. Citrus and pine cones in the aroma, not much else. Some alcohol notes. There’s a pleasant bitterness in the flavor, aswell as citrus and pine cones. Dryish on the palate, wiht a nice carbonation level. Medium to full body. Pepper, citrus and pine cones in the end. A nice and tasteful beer but sort of ordinary. 131019

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (12674) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11922) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (10783) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Kvickly, Middelfart.
Pours clear golden with a small, creamy, white film head. Aroma is lovely, peach, resin, light oily, som spiciness. Low carbonation, fine dry and quite oily mouthfeel. Flavour is a bit harshly bitter, pine, peach, grapefruit. Lingering heavy bitter finish. A bit of a phenolic note.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (10779) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
Hazy orange with a big white head. Fresh hoppy aroma of orange, peach and pine. Dry and hoppy flavour with a bit of fruity sweetness, but quickly turning into delicious hop bitterness

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy wonderfull aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long graet heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Wonderful IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (9922) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2013
Sample at Nærbø Ølfestival 2013 as voodoo doll. Golden orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, yeast, malt, pine, citrus, caramel. Flavour is hop, yeast, malt, pine, peaches, orange, citrus, caramel. . Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9852) - 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.


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