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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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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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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (848) - BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2015
Un Noël houblonné, pourquoi pas ? Il y a pire !! Mais il est vrai que c’est original … Ipa de Noël donc, présentée par son brasseur comme un « festive pale ale », tant il est vrai qu’une ipa est d’abord un pale ale, avant d’être une india pale ale … Niveau abv de 7,2 %. Couleur abricot bien typé, magnifique. Clarté nette. Bulles fines en colonne centrale vives et nombreuses. Mousse beige un peu caramel, épaisse, bien texturée, stable à 4 mm. Arômes d’agrumes très fins, zeste d’orange, orange givrée, marmelade de coings. 1ère bouche veloutée au magnifique ensemble malt/houblon/agrume. Arrière-bouche complexe, longue, très nuancée, splendide. 2ème à la magnifique texture, à l’équilibre parfait. Arrière-bouche à l’amertume douce mais précise, la grande classe. 3ème à l’ensemble magnifique malt/houblon/bois. Arrière-bouche à la fois maltée et à l’amertume fleurie. Longueur savoureuse, complexe, dense. Jambes légèrement marquée, longues. Levure boisée, épicée, très belle ligne. Alcool très bien proportionné au genre, gros travail sur l’harmonie. Finale gourmande, à l’infinité de nuances. CONCLUSION : une ipa absolument splendide. Elle a tout ce que la Jack Hammer a de bon … ET aussi tout ce qu’elle n’a pas. En plus, avec exactement le même niveau abv... Le calcul est donc facile !!!! Une top beer, top ipa, top hoppy Xmas ...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kajser27 (192) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 19, 2015
Amber colored, creamy medium white lasting head. Clear. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and strong floral and tropical fruity sensation,a hint of alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet caramel malt, floral, tropical fruits and a bit of citrus, medium bitterness, dry finish. Medium bodied but thick, medium carbonation. Very nice, especially the aroma.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sharkydodson (533) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 3, 2015
the aroma is excellent... tropical fruits, pine, grapefruit and spices... the taste is well-balanced... fruity and hoppy, with notes of pine needles, citrus, papaya, pineapple and spicy herbs... sweet and bitter and spicy aftertaste...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1484) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
6.12.2014. Clear orange. Aroma of caramel malts, tropical fruits. Tastes caramel, sweet, tropical fruits. Quite simple and sweet but tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lobs_ols (349) - LATVIA - MAR 17, 2015
Clear dark gold, strong white head. Wonderful tropical fruit, grapefruit and pineapple aroma. Balanced flavour, notes of pineapple roasty malt sweetness mingle with a strong, clean bitterness. Finishes bitter and fruity. Nice!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dzhigga (209) - Kirov, RUSSIA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle. Amber color with small unsteady head. Aroma of grapefruit, exotic fruits, some pine. Taste is heavy bitter, but extremely mild and balanced. Medium-bodied. Finish is very long, bitter. Great one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hugi (463) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2015
Amber coloured, clear, stable white head. Aroma of papaya, grapefruit, a bit resins, and pineapple. Full bodied, hoppy, crisp and fruity. Strong bitterness, long lasting taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (805) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle at home from carry out clongriffen. Pours amber with lasting one finger foam head. Pine, grass, sweet mango, citrus, squash nose. Flavour is caramel sweet with citrus. Pithy grapefruit bitterness on finish. Litter bit of acetone in there. Medium body with medium carbonation. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrus86 (143) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2015
BOTTLE. Pours a hazy orange with flat white head. Sweet tropical hops on the nose, passionfruit most prominent. Orange & citrus flavours up front, with a caramel malt & slight hoppy bitterness at end of mouthful. Sourced Cellarbrations Capel

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maledictum (704) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - FEB 15, 2015
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.


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