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

bottled
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on tap
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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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7281) - some beerplace, - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle Pours clear blonde, touch of amber , rather small white head Smell is very intense hops , pine, typical brewdog . Taste is nice hops, some pine again . slightly malt notes . Very good, as usually when you drink a brewdog IIPA / IPA , but they have so many , that I start to fail to taste big differences in between them.. Very good though , just nothing to go out of your way off, when you can get Hardcore so much more easy .


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caribou43 (843) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 22, 2017
I bought this at Amstein, I drank it at Paris, in my room hotel. In my personnal view, it is an interesting IPA, I could say original for the style maybe it is due the simcoe hop. The taste is at the beginning a bit tough but after it is showing pleasant notes of bitterness, there is a side mineral, slightly sour, hoppy, grapefruit notes, few touch of mango, malt, normal carbonation, thin and white foam, a bit watery and the final is a bit dry. It is a regular one not the most easy for the beginners in this huge world of the beer.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
doriangrey (5) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2017 does not count
Pleasant, strongly hopped and piney but a bit lacking in body and character with a slightly chemical aftertaste. Vague dried fruit and orange flavours give it the Xmas vibe

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinte (549) - Udine, ITALY - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle 0.33L. Slightly hazy, amber body with an average, creamy, off-white head, mostly lasting with some nice lacing. Moderate-to-heavy hoppy (grapefruit) and light-to-moderate malty aroma with notes of fruits. Moderate-to-heavy bitter and moderate sweet flavour with an average-to-long lasting bitter finish. Medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (2288) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2017
I guess its Christmas in Brussels in February. Slightly opaque bronze. Creamy little head. Colossal pineapple aroma. Taste is a bevy of tropical fruit with a moderate level of sweetness and a slightly dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allanmb (230) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Pours clear golden with decent white head but diminishes quickly. Aromas of orange peel and grapefruit with a hint of malt. Medium carbonation and mouth feel. Taste is orange and Pineapple hops before a citrus/pine wave. Fairly Dry and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cokemonkey11 (737) - - FEB 7, 2017
Half pint, Brussels Brewdog. Pours pale amber and lightly opaque with a thin white foam residing. Scent is scentless. Taste is nice almost soured hopped IPA with plenty of fruits. Finish is bright and clean. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lello4ever (876) - ITALY - FEB 6, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2017 Color Biondo scuro, ben velata. Schiuma bianca a grana fine. Aroma di spezie, agrumi, pino, buoni sentori erbacei. Niente male al palato, beverina, leggermente speziata ma le note principali sono di pino e agrumi. Buona per la parte dolce e tropicale che si avverte sul finale. Carbonazione ottimale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros IX (79) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
A solid IPA. Not remotely "Christmassy," but tasty, with lots of hops and a rather pleasant mouthfeel. It was a good beer that I thoroughly enjoyed. It just didnt put me in the "Christmas Spirit."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (2335) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle at The Red Lion, Leek (Hydes) Pours a clear golden colour with a frothy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, pine, some pineapple, a little papaya, slight toasted malts and subtle spicy hops. Taste of grapefruit, orange, papaya, some pine, slight pineapple, a little toasted malts and subtle spicy hops. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A dry, slightly piney, citrusy hop bitterness in the finish. A simple but well made IPA, tropical fruit and citrus hops with subtle pine and some toasted malts. Not a Christmas beer but good otherwise.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (1712) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 24, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2017 Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. Pours clear amber. Aroma is intensely fruity, tropical, hints of citrus, but mostly pineapple, passion fruit and mango. And some spices. Body is medium, with a slick oily texture over a soft carbonation. Almost chewy, dense. Palate continues what?s offered, some sweetness, but not overpowered. Nice.


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