overall
96
96
style
Brewed by BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 609   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 youve 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 lifes 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.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Michael27 (1523) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Direktlieferung von BrewDog). Klares Amber mit weier Schaumkrone. Der Simcoe liefert eine schne fruchtige Nase. Im Nachtrunk intensive Graoefruitnoten.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2638) - JAPAN - DEC 22, 2016
I love it but I do not. Rich toffee body and the skunk hops are there, very green, though this is more balanced affair than your typical hop monster. Quite charming, but I wouldnt want to drink it year round.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (5006) - BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2016
Draught at BrewDog Brussels. Single hop IPA with Simcoe. Lacing, moussy, dense and very stable, snow white head, orange blonde robe, hazy with a somewhat olive green-like hue. Aroma of mango, lychee, sweet onion, lime zest, wormwood, a lot of grapefruit, orange peel, tonic water, biscuit. Lively, fruity onset, lots of mango, passion fruit and lychee, subtle, lime-like sourish edge, smooth mouthfeel with medium carbonation, biscuity middle, pleasant with a sharper grainy edge somewhere, supporting an oily, very aromatic, vivid hoppy finish, releasing a lot of retronasal grapefruit and mango again, as well as providing a long but gentle bitterness. Simcoe at its most elegant, but perhaps a bit subdued, could have been more outspoken to my taste. The link with Christmas escapes me completely apart from the green hop aspect as stated, but that can be said of any - BrewDog or other - IPA...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (712) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear, copper colour with a light white head. Fruity alcohol aroma, flavour delivers on the hoppiness, over a caramel base. Not just for Christmas

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonbenali (174) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2016
Pours a clear amber with a thin white head and medium carbonation. Aroma is pineapple, pine, caramel, lime and burnt orange. Taste is quite sweet with a dry, bitter and good length finish. Nice lingering caramel on the tongue. Light, but not too thin. Nice, drinkable, if not spectacular IPA, and the finish is the (Christmas) star.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (2834) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 15, 2016
Botella @Seor Lpulo. Despacho de cervezas, Gijn 15/12/2016 BBD:21/10/17 Color ambar, sabor frutal, caramelo, cuerpo medio.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JackMandarin (315) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle from local Aldi. Pours crystal clear. Light amber. Wee tightly-knit head. Leaves a little layer behind. Off-white. Aroma has the dank in good measure. Solidly Simcoe. A little sweaty. A little pissy. Warm with a little of that alcohol. Tropical and fruity with kiwi, light peach, papaya and mango. Pine presence. Lots of fruity Starburst sweets on the nose. Taste has a fruity candy thing. Syrupy sweet with a little acidity. Darkish marmalade. Tea bread malt. Pine juice. Pithy dryness comes through after a bit. Well integrated bitterness. Good medium to light spritz on the carbonation. Smooth and syrupy body of medium weight. Drying, crisp finish with length. Very drinkable IPA, but......the most festive thing about it is that theres snowflakes on the label.......

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jiwookdo (72) - changwon, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 11, 2016
Clear deep amber color, good off-white head. Aroma is malt, hops and citrus Smooth palate, good carbonation piney and herbal

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Antzrhere (170) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2016
On tap at Brewdog Manchester. Not a christmas ale, just a fresh tropical IPA. Similar to punk IPA but abit more flavour but retains all the aroma. Sweet, clean, Tropical, soft orange and ropical mango taste. Not dank, bright. Excellent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
comperchris (127) - - DEC 5, 2016
A pleasant surprise. It isnt a typical Christmas beer there isnt the standard spice but it is a very nice beer. It is hoppy and it isnt Christmas, its an IPA.


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