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

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RATINGS: 336   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 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.


kraddel's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2730) - 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 .


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Senka (416) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2014
33cl bottle Batch 229 BBE 01.10.2014 Pours as golden pine resin. Cloudy, citrusy, grassy and with a loads of cloves. Everything is perfect about this beer: texture, taste, aroma are so simple and so complex at the same time, that I do not have words to describe it. X-mass in July - that is what you want. Perfect brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanelst (96) - AUSTRIA - JUL 11, 2014
Decent ipa. Malty aroma with mango, herbs and orange peel. Taste is quite fruity with a malty backbone and citrus hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andregoncalves (1321) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 30, 2014
33cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Color is dark orange to brown. Head is thin and white. Body is medium and smooth. Lightly resiny. Taste is medium to high bitter but quite balanced. Aroma is herby, hoppy, fruity. All is nicely balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
veceo (318) - CROATIA - JUN 27, 2014
Hazy amber color, average sized white head. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very fruity, huge tropical fruits aroma, citrusy hops. Oily texture. Medium sweet, light bitter taste. Refreshing and easy to drink. This is surely the best session ale I ever had. Christmas in tropical paradise.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle 330 ml from a trade with Countbeer, thanks! Poured into a tulip. ABV 7.2% Deep orange colour on the body, clear, with a small froathy white head. Average retention, light lacing on the glass. Aroma of cookie dough, orange peel, light grapefruit after a deep sniff. Taste follows the aroma, cookie dough, orange peels, orange flavoured biscuit, some tropical fruits, moderate bitterness on the finish going all the way on the aftertaste. Medium thin body with good carbonation, mildly dry palate. Nothing too exciting but a very good simcoe IPA though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matis (72) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Hazy dark lemon colour. Hop cones and peach in aroma. Pine, honey, tropics, orange, red fruits strawberry in taste. Easy body, a bit flat, medum bitterness. Decent one IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
artyom (418) - Osijek, CROATIA - MAY 15, 2014
0,33l bottle. Copper color with quickly disappearing white head that left nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, passion fruits, elder and pineapple. Taste is medium bitter with great hoppy flavours, mostly citrus and fruits. Medium body with average to lively carbonation. Overall it’s pretty good beer, with great aroma.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (498) - SPAIN - MAY 8, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color ambar claro. Sabor a lupulo, ligeramente frutal y dulce, muy ligeramente amargo. Muy buena IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (58) - POLAND - MAY 8, 2014
Teku glass. Orange/amber with low to medium white head, little hazy, which lasts fot not so long, medium lacing. At first medium hop flavor aroma - citrus (orange), piney, tropical fruits (mango, papaya), sweet honey & marmalade aroma, low booz aroma also noticable. Medium hop bitterness - citrus, tropical fruits and piney notes, caramel, and sweet honey taste, aftertaste is dry and hoppy. Semi-dry, medium body, medium carbonation, thick texture, bitter and dry finish, low alcohol warmth. Good AIPA/IPA wtih well balanced hoppy and malty/sweet taste. It’s christmas version - so it’s more sweet than regular IPA - the hints of honey, marmalade.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fluxing (246) - POLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Recenzja z 25.11.2013. Kolor jasnobursztynowy, wchodzacy nawet w zloty, minimalnie zmetnione. Piana wysoka, powoli opada, zostawia gruba obraczke i troche oblepia szklo. W zapachu cytrusy, owoce tropikalne, papaja, marmolada wieloowocowa z kupnych paczkow, lekka zywica, piekny, slodki aromat, lekki alkohol, ktory jednak przeszkadza. W smaku polpelne, ale jednoczesnie dosc wytrawne, aromaty podobne jak w zapachu, przyjemna owocowa slodycz i niestety mocno wyczuwalny alkohol, ale nie taki szlachetny, tylko bardziej wodka, cale szczescie nie rozpuszczalnik. Goryczka srednia w strone wysokiej, calkiem przyzwoita. Wysycenie prawidlowe. Przez ten mocno wyczuwalny alkohol pijalnosc niestety tylko srednia.


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