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


on tap

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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6159) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6112) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6057) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5991) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5757) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5659) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (5616) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5614) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle: Batch 229: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized creamy off white foamy head on top of an almost clear orange colored beer. Aromas of hop flowers, resin, pine, apricot, bark, citrus, light spice, malt and a creamy touch. Mostly sticky hop flowers and sticky hop pine/resin/citrus tones. Flavours of resin, pine, pine needles, hop flowers, some citrus, light dry, light spice, nice bitter, sticky herbs, some hints of orange, peach and yeast with a barky edge. Aftertaste is hop flowery with citrus and bitters, light peachy and some herbal malty bitters. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller body and a creamy texture. Not bad but a bit one dimensional yet quite easy as well...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (5573) - Stockholm, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (5431) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle from polet i Hemsedal labeled Voodoo Doll and 6,5 ABV cons 2014-01-03 Hemsedal AR: papaya, pine, pink grape frukt AP: wee hazy amber, frothy steady biege head F: tio heavy carbonation, pine, pink grape fruit, heavy bitternnes

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