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

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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5148) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (5070) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle, thanks Gurthnar for sharing this. Golden color with huge white head. Aroma of piney hops, tangerines, grapefruit. Taste, malt, pines, grapefruit, tangerines, citrus zest, caramel, piney hops. Long hoppy finish. Tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (5027) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2014
On tap at Man in the Moon, January 2014. Labeled as Voodoo Doll. Amber/golden with a white head. Nothing special with this one. Grapefruit, malt, pine and toffee. Also notes of earth. The finish was bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4992) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle - Fresh pine and citrus with a bit of mandarin. Clear gold with a bubbly thin white head. Fresh pine and tropical fruit, pithy bitterness with an hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4973) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
Tap at Brewdog Camden. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head and some broken lace. The aroma is nettle hop with a little wood. The flavour is medium to weak bitter with a watery light hop bitter palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation. Tastes like a lighter clone of the Interstellar.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4965) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Keg @ Brewdog Manchester. The pour’s deep amber with a small white head. The nose is big pine needle, resinous tree sap. Earthy conifer forest, like a punch to the face from the pacific northwest. Mild pineapple sweet aromas. The taste is sweet pineapple, papaya and melon tropical fruit salad. Some salted cheddar. Salty driftwood on the medium bitter finish. Nice vibrancy, lively on the palate. Overall, this is actually quite good. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4921) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4916) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2013
Appearance: Clear deep golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Mild malty, fine citric hoppy and balanced tropical fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet and a fresh bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Pleasant hoppy and balanced mild round tropical fruity on a fine malty back. Oily texture.
Overall impression: Fresh, tasty and easy drinkable.
Personal stats: Bottle as Voodo Doll from Vinmonopolet in Halden, Norway.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4901) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4791) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
(Keg at OlutExpo, 20131019) The beer poured golden and hazy. Its head was small and almost white. Aroma had fruitiness, herbalness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, citricness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity and bitter. Yet another fruity IPA. Simcoe characteristics were completely missing.
Earlier Rating: 12/21/2012 Total Score: 3.5
(Bottle, 0.33 l - batch 320, from Alko, 20121221) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized abd white. Aroma had fruitiness, peach and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, peach, malts, pine, sweetness and bitterness. Afertaste was hoppy and bitter. A tasy and clean beer but a bit too sweet.


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