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

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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (6063) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5754) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5695) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5559) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home, pours amber, taste is bitter, sweet toffee, juicy pine, nose is light pine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (5558) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5552) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2014
330 ml bottle, as BrewDog Voodoo Doll autumn release, from Vinmonopolet. Batch #196. ABV is 6.8%. BB date 20.08.2014. Orange colour, large head, slightly off-white. Aroma of fruity and piney Simcoe hops. Fizzy mouthfeel. The flavour is medium dry, and dominated by piney and moderately fruity Simcoe hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5391) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (5385) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2013
330ml bottle from Brewdog online operations. This is the shit. What Brewdog do best (outside of the sometimes wonderful stouts). Pours clear gold, thin white head. Massive hop aromas- tropical fruit, grapefruit, mango, peach, pineapple, amazing. Touch of caramel/biscuit at the back there too. Damn. Good. They should make this all year round.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5368) - 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.


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