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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: 344   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.


Hooks82's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hooks82 (96) - - NOV 26, 2013
Ipa bionda. Poca schiuma. Poco carbonata. Profumatissima. Grande aroma dato dal simcoe. Amaro medio. Retrogusto leggermente dolciastro ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kachangas (9) - - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
very hoppy but there is nothing harsh when it comes crafting this christmas’ delight. Great aroma, and there is a soft touch to it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2014
bottle, from the fridge at klub malych pivovaru in pilsen. light orange with a faint haze, lingering head; aroma of red berry and wet metal; decent bitterness, hints of red grapes, lightly citric, quite pleasant

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer0clock (139) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Amber, clear, very smooth and mellow, smallest head round glass edges, no lacing, still slightly carbonated, forgotten bottle from last year so not at its best, not festive just standard, at bottle shop.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HammerTroll (509) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 22, 2014
Hazy orange color, small off-white head. Floral hops, lots of tropical fruits, citrus, pineapple, orange. First sip is sweet, big bitter wave comes right after. Long bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, creamy. Wonderful.
(Pivoljub 0,33l bottle)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (400) - HUNGARY - AUG 9, 2014
Ígéretéhez híven komlóban gazdag perceket varázsol gyanútlan fogyasztója számára ez a meghitt, töményen gyantás, fenyőtobozos illatokkal operáló főzet. Csipkés habja orvosságos keserűséggel bír, teste mintha csak frissen facsart tűlevél dzsúz lenne, mangóval, papayával teletűzdelve és egy kevés ananásszal megédesítve. Hozza a jól ismert BrewDog-ízvilágot, annak is egy számomra rokonszenvesebb, kirobbanóan ízgazdag komlóval alaposan ellátott, amerikai stílusú változatát.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home, pours amber, taste is bitter, sweet toffee, juicy pine, nose is light pine.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rockana (249) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 28, 2014
Pours cloudy amber with medium white head. Aroma is fruity, tropical, mango, peach, citrusy. Sweet taste with light bitterness. Refreshing and tasty. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2219) - Hřrning, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
Golden color with a fine foam. Nice hoppy with a delicious Greape taste. Good hoppy aroma.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Senka (497) - 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 (152) - 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.


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