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

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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3069) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (2957) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (2834) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (2807) - 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.

-- via beerbasher/winphone
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (2782) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle cheers to Billy. Pours perfectly clear amber with a small beige head leaving good lacing. Nose is full of pine and grapefruit, lemon peel, caramel biscuit and lime leaves. Taste shows a hefty caramel biscuit back bone, with big lychee and grapefruit in the taste. Pine coming through on the finish. Bitter sweet and quaffable. Really quite decent stuff

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (2760) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (2736) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Økern. Golden hazy color, good foam. Hoppy aromas- medium intensity, also fruitiness and light caramel notes. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness- well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mile (2734) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Dark golden, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel, some tropical fruitiness, citrus - piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light tropical fruitiness, some citrus - piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light tropical fruitiness, piney hoppyness. Well hopped fruity and sweetish IPA - could be drier (and have less caramel).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (2728) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
Very strong aroma of tropical fruits. Flavour also has that fruity, hoppyness too. Quite thick and syrupy. Sweet fruitiness, mild bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frovigalning (2694) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle through the BD shop. Fresh fruity hoppy aroma with some reshly cut grass and "green hops" bordering on dill. The hop aroma is held back in the taste, hop resin finish with a fairly thick body and mellow bitterness. Decent IPA, it feels very much lika BrewDog beer.


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