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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (8594) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (8285) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (8283) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
Keg at Brewdog Camden. Amber / dark orange with a thin off white head. Exoctic fruit aromas, little bit of sweetness as well. Hop bitterness is biting, but mellows a lot when it warms up slightly. Malt and hop are well balanced. Medium body and slightly chewy / resinous.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7909) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (7806) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
26/XII/13 - 33cl bottle from Biernavigatie (webshop, NL) @ home, 2nd Christmas tasting - BB: n/a (2013-1181)

Clear orange beer, aery irregular yellow head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: piny, very fruity, pineapple, mango, some passion fruit, sweet, honey, some citrus. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet malts, honey touch, ripe exotic fruits, citrus, little piny, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: citrus, very ripe fruits, some honey. Lovely beer. Has got nothing to do with Christmas.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (7721) - ITALY - NOV 17, 2012
discreto ambrato buona schiuma un po grossolana buona persistenza frutta esotica bella luppolatura papaya ananas lieve resina buona beva secca alcool abbastanza nascosto buon amaro non troppo intenso

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7715) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7705) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7698) - 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.


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