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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 557   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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6779) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6654) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Bittersweet, fruity, full bodied. Flowers. Nice dry finish. Very decent, but no wow. They have spolit us.
Earlier Rating: 11/7/2013 Total Score: 4.1
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Majorstuen. Glowing amber. Fruit punch, grass, pine. Very fresh, unresistable. Light body, loads of peaches and pineapple. Then a fine dry finish creeps in.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6554) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6378) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: NK Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with a large off-white head.
Aroma: Hops, citrus, malt, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Floral, hops, fruit, grass, pineapple.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (6378) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6165) - Zaandam, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6149) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Draught @ OlutExpo 2013

Pours clear yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma of stingy fruity hops, citrus, crisp maltiness and lemon. Taste is stingy fruity with hints of crisp maltiness and lemon. Finish is stingy and fruity with hints of crisp maltiness. Okay, but quite untypical for a single hop Simcoe IPA.
Earlier Rating: 11/15/2012 Total Score: 3.8
330ml bottle from Alko (7,5%)

BBE 11-10-13 - Pours dark orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of fruity hops, lemon, citrus, hints of berries and caramel. Taste is caramely and slightly malty with some fruity hops and lemon. Finish is sweetish and bitter with some nice hints of exotic fruity hops. Nice, quite tasty IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6137) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle at BrewDog Birmingham soft launch 11 Dec 2012; Clear amber pour, small white head, piney hop aromas, piney hop taste drinking buddy Tania detected simcoe in this one which was confirmed at the bar. Very good IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6117) - 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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