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

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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. Pourgs golden with an off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, peach, pine and malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some orange marmelade, kiwi and peach. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5433) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5355) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2013
33cl, at 7.2%Vol, new exclusive Scottish brew Anno 2012, from Melger’s Haarlem, complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly woody/sweet, balanced, clear, good head, good X-Mas brew

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5180) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5105) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5083) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2013
330ml Bottle - Amber with a foamy head. Passion fruit, peach and toffee in the aroma. Hoppy and slightly sweet taste with notes of grapefruit, pine and toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5025) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle (Voodoo Doll). Great refreshing tropical fruits hoppiness in both nose and mouth. Not overly bitter, but manages a punch. ( or a Voodoo Doll pinch). In the end not too scary, though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
Draft at Brewdog Camden. Pours dark golden with an off white head. Aroma of piney resinous hops and orange peel. Flavour is light sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Another pleasant hop bomb.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4543) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. My first beer as a new daddy. Here’s to you Dex! Could’ve gone for something big, but was too tired ;-) Clear golden amber colour, white head. Aroma of lots of hops, pine, grapefruit, citrus, some resin. Flavour is light to medium-sweet, honey, pine, resin, grapefruit, citrus, hint of grapes, smooth bitter finish. Light to medium-bodied. Nice IPA, resembles the Jack Hammer IPA a lot imho.


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