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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: 597   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (6764) - Vantaa, - SEP 28, 2013
Tap @ Brewdog Stockholm. Unclesr amber, thick white head. Sweet tropicsl fruity hoppy aroma, like pineapples and tangerine. Flavorwise similar, fresh hoppy. Bitter sweet fruity finish. Session IPA. Great.

-- via beerbasher/winphone
Earlier Rating: 11/10/2012 Total Score: 3.5
33cl bottle, batch #320 bbe 11-10-13. Ambere colored, lasting white head, nice lace. Perfumy aroma with some cats piss and piney grassy notes. Flavor has pine needles, herbs, more perfume and a hoppy bitter finish. House flavour. Enjoyable.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wixie (487) - BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2017
Semi clear orange/ochre liquid, large head. Very strong, fruity aroma of hops. Light body, strong carbonation. Taste is bitter, refreshing, with hints of fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbonga (138) - - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle. Gold with a disappearing white head. Pine, grapefruit and tangerine aroma with a hint of bubblegum (not sure what thats from). Hoppy and oily to taste. Bit of malt to it but mostly those pine and fruit tastes again. Bit of mint? Slightly sweet and rather pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
romanstep (374) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 14, 2017
W nosie średnio intensywnie głwnie dojrzała pomarańcza i mandarynka, sporo tu też lasu w postaci żywicy i sosny. Barwa ciemnozłota, klarowne, piana dość niska o średnich ziarnach. W smaku rześkie i wytrawne, z minimalną kontrą słodową, cytrusowe, żywiczne, trochę ananasowe. Goryczka średnia w kierunku niskiej, żywiczna. Dobre. Butelka do 21.10.2017

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (1419) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Keg Third of a Pint at BrewDog, Clapham, London in Dec 2015 - Deep Clear Orangey Gold in colour. Off-white head. Slight lacing. Very Fruity; orange and grapefruit citrus and tropical fruits. Hoppy; piney hops. A bit syrupy. Mildly bitter citrus and tropical fruity hoppy throughout. Not really a Christmas beer, but it is a Good IPA! (2015-12-31)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beertobealive (542) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - JAN 3, 2017
Pours a short white head. Candy and bread aromas. Gold to amber colored body. Hoppy in mouth. Pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaserov (367) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 3, 2017
Color dorado, translcido, con capa de espuma blanca de un dedo de grosor (no mucha retencin). Carbonatacin mnima. Aroma tropical (mezcla de frutas), lupulado. Sabor similar, algo plano, con no demasiado amargor. Est bien, pero se queda en eso.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
greks (338) - GERMANY - JAN 2, 2017
0,5 l Flasche aus der Bierothek in Frth. Orangegoldene, leicht milchige Farbe, mig Kohlensure und eine cremige Schaumkrone; starkes lacing. Im der Nase habe ich fruchtige Zitrusfrchte, Litschi, Blutorange. Im Geschmack angenehm fruchtig-bitter, passend zur Blutorange, gefolgt von einer cremigen fast Karamellartigen Malznote.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Banzale (176) - FRANCE - JAN 1, 2017
Bu au Brewdog caf Brussels. Pression verre de 25 cl. Verre brewdog. Couleur un peu dore reflet orang. Peu de mousse , limite inexistant. Au nez: pic top top. Levure et houblons. En bouche: cannelle et pain dpices. Houblonn trs bonne longueur amertume assez longue en bouche. Bonne amertume. arme et sensation au rendez-vous.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4222) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Tried in bottle from Real Ale Newark. Nice hoppy. See to see in the new year. Fruity Hop aroma and taste. Nice enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobblackcoffee (30) - - DEC 31, 2016
Drunk on tap in Berlin Brewdog. Another bloody hoppy beer. Another bloody hoppy beer. Yes, another one. I enjoyed this as I like hoppy beers and this was exactly that. My main surprise was upon receiving the drink; it was not a dark beer. Why they released a pale, hoppy beer at Christmas is anyones guess. Messing with hundreds of years of winter brewing traditions. Punk.


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