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

bottled
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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 youíve 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 lifeís on hold for 24 hours as this íhop dayí 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3773) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (3548) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 9, 2013
Clean amber bodied and stable head. Very piney which Iím sure was the idea behind a hoppy Christmas. Not woody or spicy, as typical Christmas beers, but a clean hop based beer thatís rather refreshing than warming. Body is light bitter for the style and a bit too clean to be interesting. And a Christís beer can be eccentric and over the top. This isnít. This is a clean ipa that drinks nice enough but reminds me nothing of a special, warming, wintery or eclectic Christmas spirit. More of an after work thirst quencher. (33cl bottle from Bootlegger)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3418) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 16, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Chula. Pours yellow to orange with a nice head, aroma of onion, honey, marmalade, flavor is bitter and sweet with tangerine and lavender, spicy, medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3388) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle: Aroma of tropical fruits (mango, pineapple), citrus, pine. Flavor is few malty and very fruity. Notes of peaches, pineapple, mango and other tropical fruits. Citrus and grassy, resin, light herbal hops and a medium bitter, very hoppy finish. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (3371) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3354) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
On tap @sbwf13. Hazy deep golden with off white head. Aroma with strong fruit notes, resin, pineapple and massive caramel. Taste is medium sweet, malty, high bitterness with lots of resin and pineapple.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3350) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle at home. Clear orange pour, thin white head. Aroma is full of resin, pine and more Christmas tree. Flavor is sweaty hops, bitter and fruity with a decent malty body and very clean. Straight to the point hops. Nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3317) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (3289) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2013 Keg @ BrewDog Glasgow. Orange amber colour, big foamy head. Strong pine hop aroma. Very dry biscuit cheese pine hop flavour. Spicy aftertaste. This is a really good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3184) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Tap @ Brewdog Stockholm. Unclesr amber, thick white head. Sweet tropicsl fruity hoppy aroma, like pineapples and tangerine. Flavorwise similar, fresh hoppy. Bitter sweet fruity finish. Session IPA. Great.

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Earlier Rating: 11/10/2012 Total Score: 3.5
33cl bottle, batch #320 bbe 11-10-13. Ambere colored, lasting white head, nice lace. Perfumy aroma with some cats piss and piney grassy notes. Flavor has pine needles, herbs, more perfume and a hoppy bitter finish. House flavour. Enjoyable.


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