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

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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7615) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle. Low and quickly disappearing white fluffy head. Clear amber body. Peach kiwi powerful and lovely aroma. Peach dominated flavor with grapefruit notes combined with a nice dry hops bitterness that stays long in the finish. High carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7492) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2014
Bouteille 33cl, batch# 264, BB 04/06/2015. Dorée-orangée, col fin blanc. Arôme est fruité rappelant l’ananas avec un Simcoe bien présent aux saveurs d’agrumes. Palais reste fort centré sur le houblonnage qui confère à la bière des qualités de notes tropicales et autres agrumes, petite touche épicée avec un profil malté pâle et pils sur un léger caramel. Différent des sempiternelles bières brunes de Noël.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7445) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
12 pack. Orange amber with a low white head. None of that peachy sweet US bollocks here; crisp hairy chlorophyll, curry leaf, dry rasping pine and tropical Starburst. Corking tropical aroma wafting with blackcurrant, lychee, guava and dried curry leaf. Classic Christmas sessions. BrewDog bang back on form, doing what they do best with aplomb. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (7385) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7366) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle from Yamaichi. Very nice citrus hop nose, grapefruit, orange, grass, passion fruit. Juicy and almost bursting. Clear, orange-gold, lace. Pale malt, some honey, peaches, oranges, slightly metallic flavor. Medium bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (7365) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Tap @ BeerExpo Finland 2013.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of hay, starcha nd malts. Flavour is the same with some fruits also. Weird.
3313
Earlier Rating: 11/10/2012 Total Score: 3.6
33 cl bottle. Batch #320. BBE 11.10.2013.
Pours clear dark amber color with a large frothy head. Aroma of hops, fruits, grass, pine needles and some caramel malts. Flavor of hops, hay, caramel notes, some sweet fruits and mild goose berries. Medium CO2, bitter palate. Very good.
3514

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2014
bottle, from the fridge at klub malych pivovaru in pilsen. light orange with a faint haze, lingering head; aroma of red berry and wet metal; decent bitterness, hints of red grapes, lightly citric, quite pleasant

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (7135) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7068) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (6976) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Draught @ OlutExpo 2013, Helsinki. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head. Aroma of grainy malts, grass, sweet apricot and wet earth. Flavour of caramel, grass, honey, grains and straw. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a grassy grainy finish. Bland.
Earlier Rating: 11/8/2012 Total Score: 3.5
330 ml bottle. Batch #320, BBE 11-10-2013. 7.5% ABV.
Pours a deep golden copper colour with a firm white head. Aroma of fresh floral hops, citrus and some honey. Flavour of crisp floral hops, heavy caramel, mint, pineapple and bread-like maltiness. Medium bodied, thick mouthfeel and a sharp, sweet, bitter finish which leads to hoppy burbs. Quite musty but nicely hopped. Will buy this again.


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