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Ugly Duck Hoppy Christmas

Brewed by Indslev Bryggeri
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Nr. Aaby, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Danish: Juleøllet kan godt blive for sødt og kagekrydret. De volumiøse og fede retter den danske jul er kendetegnet ved, vil faktisk hellere have en sprød, humlet og frisk øl. Hoppy Christmas er en 5,9 % IPA med masser af appelsin. Tørhumlet selvfølgelig.
No more sweet sticky christmas cakes bottled and labelled as the most appropriate for the season. Rich and fatty foods want hoppy, bitter and fresh beers! It´s an orangy, lemony fresh IPA. Yeah, that’s right – we used a load of oranges! 5,9 % alk gives the beer just the right punch and the malty back bone mingles well with the aromatic and bitter hops. We used Chinook and Galaxy by the way. Dry hopped of course. Hoppy Christmas everyone!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Simonsen (529) - NORWAY - APR 13, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Noe uklar farge, mørk kobber, medium/lite karbonert.fyldig, kremet skumtopp. Smaker furunål, grapefrukt, appelsin, krydder, malt, karamell. En ganske kjedelig øl dette her. Litt dævv og mye maltsmak

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2097) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 28, 2014
[Thanks to Plovmand ]. Orangish/coppery color with an off-white head, medium lasting and nice lacework. Aroma has notes of resins, caramel and bittery oranges. Flavor is slightly citrus, aranges and grapefruits are in a good proportion, resins and pine wth caramel and with a good maltiness. Strong bittery final with a dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. It pours an unclear, dark golden body under a small, dense, off-white head. The aroma has caramel maltyness, pine cones and some bread. Some grapefruit hints. The flavor has caramel, some pine cones and resins. Medium body, soft carbonation. Some sweetness and caramel in the finish, with pine cones and resins. Way too malty this one, far from impressive. 140315

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (6333) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, orange, citrus and grape. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long fruity and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (355) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Mørk gylden, medium skum. Aroma av aprikos/fersken, furu og appelsin. Behagelig bitterhet i smaken, samt fruktig. Også her kjennes appelsin/sitrus og malt. Tipper litt karamell også, men mulig jeg bommer her. Minner meg faktisk litt om en DIPA, grunnet sødmen/det karamellaktige i smaken. Medium konsistens. Mild, lun og fruktig først, så en fin bitterhet. God.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Fra kran på Crowbar 29 Okt 13. Mørk aprikosfarget. Uklar. Lavt filmskum som etterlater litt lacing. Kraftig & god frutaroma. Plommer & druer. Smaken litt sitrus ispedd tørket frukt med an anelse krydder. Blir litt syrlig etter hvert. Godt øl - men etterlater ingen julefølelse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (2988) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2014
0.33l bottle. This is a good cloudy deep dark orange one and it has a nice big lasting light beige top. It smells nice and even a bit intens perhaps. Lots of fresh citrusy America hops going on here. Citrus, lots of fresh green pine cones, peaches, orange zest oils and it gives a impression that this is going to be hoppy all over the place. Yeah, it’s hoppy and quite bitter this. It has a nice almost cloudy creamy feeling in the mouth and the carbonation level is about average. Perhaps a bit above average. It has a really bitter grassy flavor this. Fresh green grass with lots of subtle fruity nuances allover the place. Peaches, mango and apricots initially then it glides over in to more of a frozen strawberry fruitiness. Not overpowering but still powerful in the taste. My kind of pizza IPA. Luckily the pizza is in the oven, it’s Friday and I’m supping on this! 01.11.2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
k92488 (164) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
Backlog fra Ticks Jeg ticket alle de øllene, men så at de da ikke kom med på Statistikk, så nå blir det sånn ca... Etter best evne...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RavnS (19) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
0.33l bottle from vinmonopolet. Dark orange colour, with thin beige head. Aromas of grapefruit and other citrus fruits, pine, tropical fruits, floral and hoppy. On the palate there is lots of citrus fruits and bitterness, orange peel, pine, peach and passion fruit. Quite dry. Not really christmasy, and a tad too bitter, but a decent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (409) - NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2014 A typical, and rather good, American IPA labeled as a X-mas beer. Unclear amber. Nice head that quickly diminishes to nothing. Decent lacing. Fine aroma of American hops, bitterness, mango and orange marmelade. Grape fruit and tropical fruits in taste. Bitter, and perhaps a bit harsh, aftertaste.

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