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

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RATINGS: 559   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7849) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7849) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (7776) - 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.

3.4
   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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (7699) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (7689) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7676) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7331) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7293) - 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.)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (7215) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottled 330ml. -from Magic Beer Room Zagreb. Clear dark golden coloured, small off-white head, mild grapefruity hoppy nose. Moderate malty, herbal hoppy, fruity and grassy with mild caramel and grapefruity notes. Dry hoppy finish.


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