Hermod (3458) - Vantaa, - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Brewdog Stockholm. Unclesr amber, thick white head. Sweet tropicsl fruity hoppy aroma, like pineapples and tangerine. Flavorwise similar, fresh hoppy. Bitter sweet fruity finish. Session IPA. Great.
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Earlier Rating: 11/10/2012 Total Score: 3.5
33cl bottle, batch #320 bbe 11-10-13. Ambere colored, lasting white head, nice lace. Perfumy aroma with some cats piss and piney grassy notes. Flavor has pine needles, herbs, more perfume and a hoppy bitter finish. House flavour. Enjoyable.
highlandlad (1421) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Comfortably the best of a brace of Brewdog Christmas specials sampled on the day 2014. Absurdly drinkable for the strength, so it’s perhaps a blessing that I had but one in the fridge. Burnt orange colour with a colossal head. Huge, fresh fruit salad aroma. Juicy Fruit chewing gum, passionfruit, mango. Luscious Simcoe happiness. Full bodied. On the tongue, kiwi fruit, passionfruit, mango again. Good malt base. A stonking pale ale. Christmas Day 2014. 330 ml bottle from Leura Cellars.
zacgillbanks (2557) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. Golden coloured with orange marmalade and citrus flavours followed by fruit and pine on the finish. Excellent, but not a Christmas ale.
gegwilson (1472) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a deli in Glasgow. Pours amber with a cream head. Lovely fruity pine aroma. The taste is full of flavour. Lots of resinous pine with caramel in the background. Really bitter finish. Excellent.
AdiBeer (1539) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: intense floral hops, citrus fruits, ripe oranges. Appearance: clear Amber, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: hoppy sweets continue, light sweets, turns slight bitter in the finish, medium carbonation. Overall: very nice, intense APA, fantastic aroma. Bottle from Drinks of the World, Zurich HB.
bgb1991 (120) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
DwarfeD (1156) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Nice. Pineapple, citrus, minerals. Xmas? But a nice beer. Finish after bitterness fades is a bit yeasty. Not much else to say.
tinylightsrecs (257) - - DEC 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brewdog Newcastle. Fruity, tropical flavours - an intense yet refreshing IPA. Very good
momordgz (166) - - DEC 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good IPA but anythong special on it. Intense grapefruit and orange notes. Less fresh than other bdog ales.
Martin243 (800) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.