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


on tap

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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7804) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home, pours amber, taste is bitter, sweet toffee, juicy pine, nose is light pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7742) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Draught (6.8%) @ Olutexpo 2013
Aroma is fruity and fresh with hops, some resiny tones and mango. Flavour has lots of resiny notes, some caramel, exotic fruits, minerals and dstant woody notes. Refreshing and nice, the minerals and wood do distiurb a bit though. Also this gets some harshly bitter and vegetable notes at the end of the glass.
Earlier Rating: 11/15/2012 Total Score: 3.9
33 cl bottle (7,5%) @ home. Batch #320, BBE 11.10.2013
Aroma has gooseberry bush, some pine needles, exotic fruits and hints of resin. Flavour is rather hoppy with gooseberry bush, some biscuits, grapefruit and hints of caramel. Nothing to do with christmas but a good ipa anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7701) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (7621) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2013
(Draught at BrewDog Stockholm, 6 Dec 2013, as "Voodoo Doll") Golden amber colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with grainy malt, toast, apricots and orange peel. Malty, fruity taste with notes of toast, grainy malt, apricots, citrus peel and a generous floral bitterness. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. More tropical than Christmasy in my opinion, but fresh and tasty. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7176) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a medium white head. The aroma is high fruity and malty with sweet exotic notes. The flavor is sweet malty and sweet hoppy fruity. Passion fruit, burned rubber, caramel, citrus and spruce. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (7173) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Lovely aroma. very thin white head. Slightly hazy golden blond pour. Very nice hoppiness. Lovely

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (6909) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours cloudy dark golden with a big creamy off-white head. Strong fruity hop aroma, resinous and caramel. Taste is light sweet malty, good support from bittering resinous hops, average carbonation, light sticky mouthfeel.
Earlier Rating: 11/1/2013 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours clear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of hops, grassy and light CP. Taste is sweet, caramel, juicy hops, orange and grapefruit,smooth and medium bodied. Resinous and piney hops lingering at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6893) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2013
Medium offwhite head. Nearly clear amber body, but lots of little particles. Grapefruit, kiwi and cat’s pee aroma with spicy notes. Dry-sweet wooden strawberry taste with kiwi notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish wooden spicy aftertaste with gooseberry and cat’s pee notes. Fisherman’s Friend traces linger. Not bad, but the hop character is a bit odd. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly, Strømmen.)

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