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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 557   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (9622) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9602) - Wigston, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (9431) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2014
Draught at Haket, Göteborg, on January 11, 2014.
As "BrewDog Voodoo Doll"
Stated to be 6.8% ABV.
Hazy golden color, fluffy white head. Pineapple, fruity, passionfruit, mango, tropical fruits scent. SWeet, malty, tropical fruits taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
I liked it a lot more than I thought, it coming from this brewery that I’ve had so many bad experiences from, pleasantly surprised!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9242) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Medium, just off-white head, over hazy yellow-orange beer. Oxydized hops, dull spices, rosewater. Oxydation, grainy; sweet grapefruit, if that makes any sense. Rather well-bodied, quite slick, well-carbonated. Aftertaste has sweet cookies, sweet dough. Strange - somehow totally different from what I might have expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (9187) - Ottobrunn, 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (9088) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2013
bottle from Bierzwerg. Clear orange-golden colour, mid-sized white head. Lovely aroma of citrus fruit. Full-bodied, malty and sweet start, immediately blended with loads of delicious citrusy hops. Very fresh and fruity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (9020) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2013
330ml bottle from Brewdog online operations. This is the shit. What Brewdog do best (outside of the sometimes wonderful stouts). Pours clear gold, thin white head. Massive hop aromas- tropical fruit, grapefruit, mango, peach, pineapple, amazing. Touch of caramel/biscuit at the back there too. Damn. Good. They should make this all year round.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8957) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8907) - 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 (8877) - 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


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