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

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RATINGS: 410   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.


bursprak's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (763) - Aarhus, - NOV 30, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours golden with a nice white head which lasts quite a while. Aroma is grapefruit, mango, bread and lemon peel. Taste is really nice with balanced bitterness and nice exotic fruits. Nice one!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
nassoro (21) - Neuchatel, SWITZERLAND - DEC 19, 2014
I quite like it. Great aroma, a bit light in color compared to other brew dog offerings. Would be interesting to have the 4.2 to compare.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5894) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottled 330ml. -from Magic Beer Room Zagreb. Clear dark golden coloured, small off-white head, mild grapefruity hoppy nose. Moderate malty, herbal hoppy, fruity and grassy with mild caramel and grapefruity notes. Dry hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (749) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle @ home. Ambrata carica, limpida. Schiuma beige finissima, persistente. Aroma intenso fruttato, esotico, mango maturo e papaya, leggermente agrumato. Malto caramellato. Gusto dapprima abboccato, quasi di the inglese, maltato. L’amaro che sopraggiunge č importante, ma di persistenza non eccessiva. la sua secchezza pulisce la bocca e la prepara ad un’ altra sorsata. Leggerissima aciditŕ. poco carbonata, poco corposa, piena. Equilibrata ed armonica per lo stile.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tlind2 (1159) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Draught@Olutexpo 2013 (as Voodoo Doll). Deep golden color, lasting white head. Ginger and lemon aroma. Floral hoppy flavor with more ginger. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ShivanDragon (1796) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
helder rood/koper met minimale witte kraag. aroma van bloemen, zoet, den, hoppig. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, redelijk hopbittertje, den/gras, sterk, matig fruitig, medium body, glad en wat dik van textuur, lage co2, lange bittere afdronk. gaat

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bmeup (523) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2014
You know the colour and all the rest of the sniffy bullshit wha,wha.wha!...bit like the Peanut classroom i reckon........reality is, it’s a great IPA, smashed with Simcoe hops and beautifully balance malts. Very nice job Brewdog.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4619) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2014
Bottled. 15cl sample. The aroma is strong hoppy has tropical fruits, some grass/hay/vegetable. Clear, copper coloured beer with a medium, white head. The taste is moderate bitter, perfect clean. Has some biscuity notes, but on the far background. The beer is dominated by hops and hops alone. Nice tropical fruits, but unfortunately also some vegetable tones I really don’t enjoy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jyrsa (94) - - DEC 16, 2014
Pours clear yellow. Nose has strawberry and citrus. A grassy, piney mouth. Long hoppy after taste. Body is medium and palate is quite sticky. An interesting combination of hops.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
xXbaptisteXx (71) - - DEC 15, 2014
De couleur ambrée clair La mousse et blanche et ne tient pas beaucoup Au nez on va trouver des arômes de mangue, kiwi, melon, ananas, (bref fruit exotique quoi) En bouche on va toujours sentir la mangue mais un petit peut les fruit secs comme la noisette et la noix Très très très bonne biere comme brew dog sais le faire !!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (836) - CROATIA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml brought from Ljubljana from a friend. Hoppy fruity aroma. Malt, pine, fruit, some caramel. Sweetish with dry bitter finish. Nice and rather balanced IPA.


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