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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.


Hermod's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (5461) - Vantaa, - SEP 28, 2013
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.

-- via beerbasher/winphone
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JimmyBoy74 (536) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2016
33 cl från julölskallendern. En trevlig ipa från Brewdog. Men kanske ingen som kommer att pratas legender om!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wolfcarnival (220) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2016
bottle from gather carnoustie. had this at joe and carolyns for new year. cheers for having us over guys!! pours amber with a foamy head. smells of tropical fruits, strawberries. surprising. tastes of syrupy tinned fruits, spices. quite xmassy. hoppiness is there. thought it would be more hoppy tho. bit much on the trifle sweetness

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2016
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours slightly hazy amber. Aromas of marmalade, christmas cake, orange zest, tropical fruit. Taste is fruity and full-bodied. Lovely chewy texture.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JFF (94) - - MAR 10, 2016
Arômes de pamplemousse, robe cuivrée claire, mousse blanche collant sur les parois du verre. En bouche, les houblons sont très présents dès le début, mais sans être overpowering, goût très clair. Très bonne IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
artemb (441) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 27, 2016
Look: clear orange with strong white head. Aroma us all Simcoe between currant and cat piss. Taste is moderate bitter balanced with caramel sweetness. Pleasant bitter-sweet aftertaste. I like it, however I am not sure that Simcoe singlehop is a very good idea. Anyway this is interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (2278) - Alabama, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle, Pours a hale orange with a good, off-white head. Aroma is resinous, pine, conifer, some tropical fruitiness, juniper - the house flavor. Taste is caramel, resin, juniper, conifer and house flavor. Fruity aftertaste. Fairly thin and the carbonation is too low, but well executed anyway.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (1949) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle 0.33l at Pivopija NBGD Belgrade Serbia.18.12.2015.1st birthday party at NBGD.Happy birthday. Pour it clear orange color with small white head.Aroma pineapple, spices.Taste sweet fruity, christmas spices, pine, nice balanced and very interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (570) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle on Christmas Day. Light Amber, medium white head and medium lacing. Aromas of tropical fruit and pine. Pineapple, stone fruit and tropical fruit, pine and resin along with a solid malt backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (837) - FRANCE - JAN 20, 2016
Pours clear copper with thin white head. Nose is fruity hops. Aromas are tropical fruits, resinous pine, spicy note. Average/low carbonation, medium body.Medium bitter and resinous finish. Good IPA... but I didn’t get the christmas touch!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2435) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with a thin white head, aroma is hoppy and fruity, taste is light bitterness with hops with a dry fruity finish.


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