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

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RATINGS: 341   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.


Grovlam's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Small fizzy head. Clear yellow color. Aroma of peach, passion fruit, citrus, mango, mellon. Over the palate came passion fruit, mango, fruit, citrus. Light body, dry texture, average carbonation. Light bitter and sweet. Light lingering mango and citrus finish.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HammerTroll (440) - 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 (203) - 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 (2122) - 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 (221) - 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 (446) - 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 (129) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (1399) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 30, 2014
33cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Color is dark orange to brown. Head is thin and white. Body is medium and smooth. Lightly resiny. Taste is medium to high bitter but quite balanced. Aroma is herby, hoppy, fruity. All is nicely balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
veceo (468) - CROATIA - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 Hazy amber color, average sized white head. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very fruity, huge tropical fruits aroma, citrusy hops. Oily texture. Medium sweet, light bitter taste. Refreshing and easy to drink. This is surely the best session ale I ever had. Christmas in tropical paradise.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2218) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle 330 ml from a trade with Countbeer, thanks! Poured into a tulip. ABV 7.2% Deep orange colour on the body, clear, with a small froathy white head. Average retention, light lacing on the glass. Aroma of cookie dough, orange peel, light grapefruit after a deep sniff. Taste follows the aroma, cookie dough, orange peels, orange flavoured biscuit, some tropical fruits, moderate bitterness on the finish going all the way on the aftertaste. Medium thin body with good carbonation, mildly dry palate. Nothing too exciting but a very good simcoe IPA though.


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