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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: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


hansvf's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (181) - - JAN 7, 2014
Bitter met een zoetje. Wel wat te warm. Te dun schuim. Bij Arjan smaakte die beter, wat kouder denk.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgb1991 (120) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014
Citrus and stone fruit, not much festive aroma but maybe just right for the aussie xmas season? Crystal clear golden pour. Minimal head. No alcoholic burn. Smooth and well balanced. Bit of peppery spice at the end as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (1155) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Somewhat pale amber/orange with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Well balanced bitter and sweet tones. Pine, grapefruit, citrus, peach, herbs and caramel. Quite a nice and warming IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2014
Tap. Nice. Pineapple, citrus, minerals. Xmas? But a nice beer. Finish after bitterness fades is a bit yeasty. Not much else to say.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tinylightsrecs (255) - - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle from Brewdog Newcastle. Fruity, tropical flavours - an intense yet refreshing IPA. Very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
momordgz (166) - - DEC 23, 2014
Good IPA but anythong special on it. Intense grapefruit and orange notes. Less fresh than other bdog ales.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Martin243 (800) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
2/3 of a pint at Newcastle Brewdog. Golden beer with a slim white skim. Tropical fruit aroma leaps from the glass and hits the nose like a living thing. Made me dribble. Juicy guava mango and pineapple flavour with chlorophyll astringency keeping the rowdy attention seeking tropicals in line. A judicious hint of caramel there as well.. The morning after, I am salivating as I write this. Medium bodied, slick mouth feel. Wife loved it too. Unreservedly recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eluosiren (100) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 22, 2014
Quite a simple yet quite a good IPA! It’s hoppy and i think it’s a good present for NY

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yy0pp (633) - - DEC 22, 2014
On tap. Clear orange color with tiny white head. Aroma - Tropical fruit, pine. Flavor - Pineapple, caramel, peach.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (101) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 22, 2014
amber, light hazy color. small white head. smells fruity with some spices, definitly grapefruit. tastes fresh, medium body, unobtrusive bitterness combined with a very light sweetness. good tongue feel. alcohol is slightly noticeable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (365) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Appearance is amber and very clear, plenty of carbonation, half a finger beige head. Aroma- lots of fruit, orange, grapefruit, hops, hint of malt, a bit of caramel. Taste- some creamy malt, but mostly hops. Hop bitterness, orange peel, pineapple, citrussy, medium mouthfeel. Tasty IPA.


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