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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12027) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11866) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Chula. Slightly hazy golden. Aroma of citric hops, slightly stale with light tropical hints. Flavor has some sweetish malt with a touch of caramel, nice fruity hops, some citric, and a nice bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (11318) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle from Fakta. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, floral, and grassy notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11054) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2013 330ml bottle, as Voodoo Doll, 6.8 % abv, bought at Vinmonopolet Sentrum Tromsø. The body is almost clear and has got a dark golden colour. Slightly off-white head that stays and laces well. Fresh smell of grapefruit and pine. Smooth taste profile of herbs, peach, lemon and grapefruit accomplished by soft, malty sweetness. Rounded bittersweet finish. Very smooth on the swallow. A good, session-like, IPA (Tromsø 17.11.2013).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10934) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, pineapple, peach and tropical fruits. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long tropical fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Earlier Rating: 10/31/2013 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, peach, citrus, grape and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long smooth, fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10291) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home, pours amber, taste is bitter, sweet toffee, juicy pine, nose is light pine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (10206) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 Draught at the OlutExpo 2013, Helsinki, Finland as BrewDog Voodoo Doll.
Cloudy amber colour with a big foamy off-white head. Fruity and piney hops, mild bitterness, sweet caramel and mild sourness in the aroma. Mild bitterness and some fruits in the flavour. One of many many BrewDog IPAs. Fizzy.


Earlier Rating: 6/15/2013 Total Score: 3.4
330 ml bottle. 7.5%. #320. BB 11/10/13. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Cloudy amber colour with a small white head. Sweet malt, some mild spices, strong piney and fruity hops, moderate bitterness and minerals in the aroma. The flavour is strong piney and fruity hops, soap, moderate bitterness, sweet malt and some spices. It’s not exactly the Christmas time but who cares... it could be Christmas all the time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10100) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pours golden with a large white head. Aroma of malt, little bread, rich fruity hops, peach, mango, some citrus. Flavor of malt, fruity hops, mango, grapes, citrus, grapefruit, pine. Medium body, average carbonation. + points for being dirt cheap in Danish supermarkets. 171113

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (10098) - 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…


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