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

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RATINGS: 612   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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.

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3.8
Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
Keg at BrewDog Camden, London. Pours clear, vibrant gold with a fine, white cream head. Nose holds lots of pee, some flowers, wet grass. Big sweet flavor with bready malts, pine, juicy orange, grapefruit, light caramel, mild urine. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish, moderately resinous, some ripe citrus, pee, pine, grass, lightly toasted sugars. Very nice IPA.

3.9
Rasmus40 (21990) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle from Superbrugsen. Clear golden orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit and peach. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 081113

3.7
Koelschtrinker (21492) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Sehr blumiger Hopfenantrunk, Limettennuancen. Ansonsten wenig fruchtig, dafür getreidig, mittelstarke Bitterkeit. Diese steigt im Mittelteil, die Hopfiekgiet bleibt konstant auf hohem Level. Orange, stark bitterer Abgang. 10/11/12/12/11/12

3.3
fiulijn (21274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
Draught at Söder om Småland, Malmö
Hazy amber color with creamy head. The aroma is moderately fruity, but the apple side doesn’t belong here. Lean mouthfeel, round too; moderate sweetness, simple malt flavor, rather nice fruity touch for the hopping; regularly strong bitterness. Not enough malt flavor, not enough hop freshness.
Good beer, no thrills.
Earlier Rating: 12/6/2012 Total Score: 4.2
2012-12-03, bottle from La Cave à Bulles, Paris, batch 319 bb 11-10-13,
Beautiful golden/amber color, clean, with medium sized creamy head. Wonderful hoppy aroma, fresh and pungent, fruity, and light manure in the end. The mouthfeel is lean and rather dry, a good canvas for the nice toffee flavor, and without the crystal-like notes found on draught; strong bitterness, providing mostly resins, but also light orangey fruitiness. Long final.
Excellent.

2012-11-28, draught at La Fine Mousse, Paris, 9-5-7-3-15=39
Beautiful copper-amber color with compact head. Fantastic hoppy aroma, with plenty of fresh fruits, then some pungent character, passion fruit, light manure character. Medium body strength; malt flavor, but also crystal malt, therefore a bit cloying; very moderate sweetness; quite strong bitterness, the hops is fruity; but overall not cohesive.
Confused hop bomb.

3.8
Theydon_Bois (20632) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle, picked up from BD SB, split with JF on the train to nowhere mini tasting, 30/12/13. From the bottle so guessing golden amber with a decent off white head - says Phillip S Styne. Nose is a tropical fruit medley, peach, mango, orange sherbet, pine resin, hop notes, toasted malts. Taste carries a big mango punch, passion fruit, fleshy peach, mandarin, caramel malt, red grapefruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hop lead bitterness in the closure. Nice work from BD - decent hopped up tropical juice!

3.7
harrisoni (19338) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
33cl bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais. Clear orangey colour with lasting white head. Hoppy grapefruity aroma which is attractive. fairly tasty in mouth. Some tangerine, mostly grapefruit flavours. Some good bitterness on finish. I think it’s pretty good to be honest. Tasty IPA. I liked it.

4
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
Draught at Zly Casy, Prague. Clear golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, pine apples, mango, citrus, peach, orNges, pine needles, lemongrass. Hoppy fruity flavor, really bitter, pine needles, hay, grapes, peach, pine apples, floral notes. Great IPA, hugely refreshing.

3.8
chrisv10 (18504) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle, 7.2%. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, peach and citrus. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops, peach, little sweet, citrus, little grapefruit and medium bitter.

3.3
TBone (18227) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle from Alko. Alc. 7.5%. Clear deep amber color, good off-white head. Citric gooseberry hoppy aroma. Medium--bodied. Fruity maltyness, even sweetish. Lots of tropical fruits and some late bitterness. Certainly some BrewDog fingerprints here. Good.

3.6
yngwie (17234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle, at Nærbø Ølfestival 2013. As Voodoo Doll. A pale golden to yellow beer with an off-white head leaving lacings. Citrus and pine cones in the aroma, not much else. Some alcohol notes. There’s a pleasant bitterness in the flavor, aswell as citrus and pine cones. Dryish on the palate, wiht a nice carbonation level. Medium to full body. Pepper, citrus and pine cones in the end. A nice and tasteful beer but sort of ordinary. 131019


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