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

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RATINGS: 467   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3728) - some beerplace, - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle Pours clear blonde, touch of amber , rather small white head Smell is very intense hops , pine, typical brewdog . Taste is nice hops, some pine again . slightly malt notes . Very good, as usually when you drink a brewdog IIPA / IPA , but they have so many , that I start to fail to taste big differences in between them.. Very good though , just nothing to go out of your way off, when you can get Hardcore so much more easy .


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 24, 2015
33 cl bottle from Uba ja Humal in Tallinn (€ 2.49 - on sale). BB Sept 2015. Amber with minimal haze. Head off-white with moderate retention and some lacing. Aroma is thick of floral sweetness, tropical fruits like mango and peach, citruses as in grapefruit, a bit of musky notes, and some spiciness as it’s warmed. Taste is tropical fruit, malt and marmalade sweetness running amok, with quite a lot of citrusy bitterness, but not nearly enough to cover up all that sweetness. Body medium, carbonation modest, palate slick. A very sweet yet not exactly sugary IPA. It’s just too mawkish for my taste, kind of like overripe mango and peach, especially on the nose. But overall... nice! Why this is a winter seasonal brew I have no idea.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjik83 (734) - - JAN 20, 2015
33cl via Raadhuisplein, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 7,2% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: oranjebruin met redelijk wit schuimkraagje Aroma en smaak: ruikt heerlijk fruitig en hoppig, smaak is van tropisch fruit als mango, lichte bitter, zoet blijft overeind, vermoed amarillo hop Conclusie: heerlijke geur en smaak van de fruitige hop, ik hou ervan ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (392) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Golden, medium white head Aroma: fruit, grass, hops, pine Palate: medium body, average carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LaViolette (106) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2015
I loved this IPA from Brewdog. The second best one with the Jack Hammer. I’ve been quite disappointed with this brewery lately, but this one is really good! Nose full of pineapple, taste very balanced with a light bitterness. A great and very well balanced IPA which is hard to find!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1544) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2015
Perfect example of a clean and easy to drink yet very hoppy IPA. Nice one. A reference in my opinion. Nice citrus bite, very rich fruity flavor. Slick and enough malt character to give this beer a good balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanEric (1064) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
Tap at Brewdog Edinburgh, 31-12-2014. Dark blonde with a small white head. Hoppy, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes the same hops and fruit, Nice IPA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (201) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle at home on Christmas Eve when I was supposed to be peeling potatoes, making Christmas butter and trimming Brussels sprouts. I was panicking a wee bit for sure but hey ho ho ho.. About the beer.. well- hopped good strong IPA. No sign of festiveness tho. A lot of citrus. Sharp bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
loco_gallego (172) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Ambrée orange clair, translucide. Mousse blanche. Bons lacings. Au nez maltage pain, toastage un peu caramel. Houblonnage fruits exotiques et résineux-pin. En bouche pareil avec une amertume peu importante pour une IPA, s’affirme un poil sur la fin. Alcool perceptible, balance bien le côté sucré. IPA plutôt sur le sucré avec un houblonnage fruité et peu agressif. Carbonatation moyenne, bien. Bien bien, mais Brewdog en font des meilleures à mon goût...

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CacheManyHose (270) - HONG KONG - JAN 9, 2015
From Brewcraft. Clear honey-amber with thin sudsy white head and some spotty lacing. Smells very fruity - tangerine, mango, papaya, peach with resinous piney hop. Great aroma. Tastes bitter, resinous, ends on dry slightly malty, peppery note. Body is thick, slick, crisp, bitter. Fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (328) - HONG KONG - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle from Brewcraft at home. Clear copper orange pour with minimal bubbly head. Aroma is big fruity hops with piney malty undertone. Pine aroma has an almost sneeze-inducing quality. Good. Taste is really nice. White grape, pineapple, resin, very crisp. Not in your face hoppiness, but lots of subtle flavors. Really good. Only taste hints of "Christmas" spice around the edges - which is good in my view.


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