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


on tap

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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (9210) - 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 15/20
Quack-Duck (9164) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (8883) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (8696) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Streatham, London - pours amber with a good white head. Aroma and taste is fruity and medium sweet malty, some herbal and twiggy hoppy, some marmalade, grapefruit, prominent caramel malts, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Thx! 330 ml. bottle sampled @ “Nog-een-half-jaar-tot-de-volgende-EBT”. Blond Christmas beers seem to be all the rage / the hip thing to do these days. Orange, little white head. Nose is sweetish sticky pine resin, peel, touch caramel malts. Taste is touch metallic, bitter orange, tad caramel base. Med. Body. Okay. Bottled on 01/10/2014.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (8202) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8081) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (8080) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (8003) - 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.

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