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


on tap

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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1429) - 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 ...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bezuderzh (2) - RUSSIA - AUG 30, 2015 does not count
Для меня это эталонн& ipa. Крепкий, но без ощущени& градуса, питкий, но его можно пить весь вечер маленьк& глоткам& Феерия аромато& и глубоки& насыщен& вкус. Отлична& вещь!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JAN 30, 2013
Ottima! Che bomba! Bella arancione, schiuma cremosa non molto persistente, tripudio di odori natalazi, freschi, pino o rosmarino su tutti. I sapori freschi si ritrovano anche nel sapore dissetante! retrogusto fresco saporito lunghissimo e persistente!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pricey290483 (748) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
on tap at the brew dog van in winterville a very nice beer lots of fruity aroma’s coming through on the taste i got pineapple. a little dry bitter finish made for a really good beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kurtos (186) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours a pale copper with a nice cloudiness. Aroma. Strait away i get a whiff of tropical flavours, followed by pine and citrus. Taste. The taste is very complex and is quite similar to the marketing description, this is a beer dominated by piney flavours complimented well with tropical, stone and citrus fruits, i’m very surprised that a single hop ipa could be so complex. Overall. This beer is faultless, i would love to see it as a permanent addition to brew dogs range.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (2211) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 24, 2012
dark golden colour with moderate head; excellent citrus aroma (as usually in case of a BrewDog IPA) and hoppy bitterness of taste with significant grapefruit signs. Perfect, as always.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maltandhops (52) - Paris, FRANCE - JAN 2, 2013
33cl bottle. Orange with small head. Lovely aromas of pine and very orange fruity. Flavor is rich and fruity and bitter to the end. Very good well done!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
post2martin (12) - - DEC 23, 2013
Small white head, doesnt stay for long, but leaves very nice lacing. Aroma is typical Simcoe, citrus and tropical fruit. Very hoppy. Taste is medium bitter and a little sweet. Little malt

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
Tap at Brewdog, Notts. outstandingly tasty IPA. Really beautiful blend of berries and super alpha hops. Marvellous on tap, so fresh.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
supermantoine (6) - - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
Fantastic beer. Citrussy smell, pineapple. Not too bitter taste, nice mouthfeel. Overall exceptional good IPA

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