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

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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15247) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15165) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14043) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle shared by Erwin van Moll @ Van Moll Brewpub. Clear orange golden color, small white to off - white head. Aroma is nicely hoppy and fruity. Taste lightly malts, hops, fruityness of pineapple and nicely bitter. Average to medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13582) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 1, 2012
330ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki) Fairly simple sweet exotic fruity hop aroma, some sticky crystal malt mashiness. Smooth palate, pleasant carbonation. Slightly floury malts, a little sweeter than I’d like, but that does help keep the alcohol in check. Spicy mandarin and orange peel spiciness. Some stale pepperiness in the finish. Arrives quickly , and leaves quite quickly too. Not an unpleasant encounter, but they really need to leave the floury mashiness behind, probably crystal malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (13067) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (12666) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12377) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle - Fresh pine and citrus with a bit of mandarin. Clear gold with a bubbly thin white head. Fresh pine and tropical fruit, pithy bitterness with an hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12268) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. Golden color. Citric grassy hops and red fruit in the aroma. Firm grassy citric hopbitter flavor. Oily hoppy mouthfeel. Citrus, grapefruit. Hints of red fruit. Very Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12227) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Keg at BrewDog Camden. It pours clear amber with a medium yellow-white head. The nose is orange, satsuma, mango, bubblegum, Irn Bru and light earth. The taste is earth, grapefruit, tangerine, orange, caramel, assertive bitterness, orange squash, alcohol warmth and cracked black pepper with a bitter finish. Medium body and moderate-high carbonation. Good bitterness. A well made IPA.


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