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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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3.2
rosenbergh (11809) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 Draught at the OlutExpo 2013, Helsinki, Finland as BrewDog Voodoo Doll.
Cloudy amber colour with a big foamy off-white head. Fruity and piney hops, mild bitterness, sweet caramel and mild sourness in the aroma. Mild bitterness and some fruits in the flavour. One of many many BrewDog IPAs. Fizzy.


Earlier Rating: 6/15/2013 Total Score: 3.4
330 ml bottle. 7.5%. #320. BB 11/10/13. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Cloudy amber colour with a small white head. Sweet malt, some mild spices, strong piney and fruity hops, moderate bitterness and minerals in the aroma. The flavour is strong piney and fruity hops, soap, moderate bitterness, sweet malt and some spices. It’s not exactly the Christmas time but who cares... it could be Christmas all the time.

3.7
Meilby (11739) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, pineapple, peach and tropical fruits. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long tropical fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Earlier Rating: 10/31/2013 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, peach, citrus, grape and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long smooth, fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft

3.7
77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Thx! 330 ml. bottle sampled @ “Nog-een-half-jaar-tot-de-volgende-EBT”. Blond Christmas beers seem to be all the rage / the hip thing to do these days. Orange, little white head. Nose is sweetish sticky pine resin, peel, touch caramel malts. Taste is touch metallic, bitter orange, tad caramel base. Med. Body. Okay. Bottled on 01/10/2014.

4
allmyvinyl (11026) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2013
330ml bottle from Brewdog online operations. This is the shit. What Brewdog do best (outside of the sometimes wonderful stouts). Pours clear gold, thin white head. Massive hop aromas- tropical fruit, grapefruit, mango, peach, pineapple, amazing. Touch of caramel/biscuit at the back there too. Damn. Good. They should make this all year round.

3.9
gnoff (10985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2014
Draught at Haket, Göteborg, on January 11, 2014.
As "BrewDog Voodoo Doll"
Stated to be 6.8% ABV.
Hazy golden color, fluffy white head. Pineapple, fruity, passionfruit, mango, tropical fruits scent. SWeet, malty, tropical fruits taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
I liked it a lot more than I thought, it coming from this brewery that I’ve had so many bad experiences from, pleasantly surprised!

3.5
pivnizub (10813) - Bochum, Por�ř�, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
Bottle: Deep golden, almost not hazy; exotic fruits (mango and so on…) with piney and herbal traces; solid bitter-sweet flavour, quite full bodied; dryishh medical or cough-syrupy finish with a good dash of balancing caramel; but a lingering dry hoppy aftertaste. Classy stuff…

3.7
leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Golden with a persistent foam. Aromas are tropical fruit with spices and oranges and lemons. Herbal with woody, green pine and brown sugar. Flavours are sweet tropical fruit with bitter lemon and orange rind. Herbal pine with pithy, bitter grapefruit. A hoppy Christmas. Good.

3.6
KyotoLefty (10693) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle from Yamaichi. Very nice citrus hop nose, grapefruit, orange, grass, passion fruit. Juicy and almost bursting. Clear, orange-gold, lace. Pale malt, some honey, peaches, oranges, slightly metallic flavor. Medium bitterness.

3.1
olio (10552) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Tap @ BeerExpo Finland 2013.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of hay, starcha nd malts. Flavour is the same with some fruits also. Weird.
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Earlier Rating: 11/10/2012 Total Score: 3.6
33 cl bottle. Batch #320. BBE 11.10.2013.
Pours clear dark amber color with a large frothy head. Aroma of hops, fruits, grass, pine needles and some caramel malts. Flavor of hops, hay, caramel notes, some sweet fruits and mild goose berries. Medium CO2, bitter palate. Very good.
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3.7
sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2014
Bouteille 33cl, batch# 264, BB 04/06/2015. Dorée-orangée, col fin blanc. Arôme est fruité rappelant l’ananas avec un Simcoe bien présent aux saveurs d’agrumes. Palais reste fort centré sur le houblonnage qui confère à la bière des qualités de notes tropicales et autres agrumes, petite touche épicée avec un profil malté pâle et pils sur un léger caramel. Différent des sempiternelles bières brunes de Noël.


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