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Hoppy Christmas - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
89
very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-26-2012

At BrewDog, we've decided to bring Christmas back home. To cosy nights in with good company and delicious beers. We’re not wishing for a white Christmas, we’re wishing for one as green as Simcoe. Sitting at 7.2% this festive pale ale is an ode to one of our favourite hops. May hop flakes deck the halls and carpet the streets with the tangy sweet citrus aroma of papaya and pineapple.
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30 ml bottle. Loved the level of hops. Easy to drink Even at 7.2%. St. Stephen's day here in Offaly Ireland

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Format: a stumpy little blue 330mL can with the typically funky Brewdog label.

Appearance: pours a vibrant orange-golden colour with plenty of fine carbonation. A finger of lemony yellow-off-white head. Drops slowly to thick cap with good lace.

Aroma: heaps of pine and resin hops up front - a great AIPA aroma. Some citrus as well.

Taste: more hop characters up front but it is decidedly weaker than the aroma. Lots of biscuit malts as well that slightly diminish the hops. Still nice though.

Aftertaste: a bit flat on the finish with the hops really dropping away quite a lot. A bit disappointing.

Mouth feel: medium in body with a moderate carbonation that brings the flavours through well at the start, but drops away too quickly.

Overall: a pretty decent AIPA up front that drops away too quickly. It wouldn't be too bad other than the price of AU$120 a case. Gasp! Not nearly good enough for that.

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Hoppy Christmas from BrewDog
89 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.