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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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RATINGS: 611   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 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (3203) - Aarhus, - NOV 30, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours golden with a nice white head which lasts quite a while. Aroma is grapefruit, mango, bread and lemon peel. Taste is really nice with balanced bitterness and nice exotic fruits. Nice one!


3.7
wekker84 (2360) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus spicy grapefruits pineapple green tea and bitter hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy some caramel pineapple grapefruits green tea and a bitter hoppy aftertaste

3.6
Speko (410) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2017
Bottle 0,33. Pours clear orange with medium white head. Citrus, flowers, grapefruit, fruits, hoppy bitterness, dusty. Nice bitterness with some malt sweetness. Medium body and average carbonation.

4
caribou43 (1024) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, 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
doriangrey (46) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2017
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
sinte (566) - 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
adamnowek (2709) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2017
I guess it’s 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
allanmb (269) - 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
Cokemonkey11 (879) - - 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
lello4ever (987) - 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
Davros IX (354) - 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 didn’t put me in the "Christmas Spirit."


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