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

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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10201) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (9999) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2013
from Bier-Bienne - pretty clear dark blond beer under a solid white foam; flowery and piney hoppiness, notes of caramel; tasty and with a good malt backbone, fairly bitter and with long earthy and piney hoppy notes

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9005) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8737) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
Bottle: Deep golden, almost not hazy; exotic fruits (mango and so on…) with piney and herbal traces; solid bitter-sweet flavour, quite full bodied; dryishh medical or cough-syrupy finish with a good dash of balancing caramel; but a lingering dry hoppy aftertaste. Classy stuff…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, golden colour with a mid-sized and slightly off-white foamy head. Fruity and slightly floral hoppy aroma with notes of citrus, grapefruit and tangerine. Moderately bitter and delicately sweet flavour, medium bodied with a crisp carbonation. Dry-ed malt-character with a tinge of cough syrup and loads of hops, including fruity and exotic accents, also a lighter resiny touch; dry fruity and resiny hoppy finish with a mildly malty backbone in the aftertaste. Very more-ish brew. 19.I.14

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7937) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Golden with a persistent foam. Aromas are tropical fruit with spices and oranges and lemons. Herbal with woody, green pine and brown sugar. Flavours are sweet tropical fruit with bitter lemon and orange rind. Herbal pine with pithy, bitter grapefruit. A hoppy Christmas. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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!


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