Hoppy Christmas | BrewDog

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77 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Voodoo Doll in Scandanavia

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.

Added by MasterSki on 11-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.47%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of South2NW
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. Playing A Golden Wake. Remebered me why simcoe is one of my preferred hops. Finished it reallt quickly.Lots of pine/citric notes. Really pleasant feel

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Photo of stephenlee
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TGS
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcthfg
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Euaneggs
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tdenham
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mickwin
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

clear, very little head, aroma is malt, caramel, and a little pepper, flavour is caramel and orange and very malty and a little hops, , a nice beer, definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Simon212
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gyorgy
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle. Pours hazey golden with a White head that quickly dissipates very quickly. Aroma very hoppy pineapple, citrus. Taste like the aroma big on tropical flavours. Very nice.

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Photo of life_of_agony
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tapioju
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dithyramben
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikhail_Rusanov
4.71/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Execellent smell - more rich than Punk IPA

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Photo of Diogorc
4.71/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of interzen
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

330ml bottle poured into a goblet

Look: Clear, dark golden, almost coppery, brown. Good carbonation but not much in the way of head and what there was disappeared fairly quickly leaving a few bits of foam floating on the surface.

Smell: Hops, pine resin, flowers, cut grass and more hops - if this smelt any hoppier then it'd be leaping off the table. This certainly smells like an American style IPA. Some muted citrus and pineapple notes, but the hops are the star here. Very much so.

Taste: Follows the smell, although a bit less intense - there's hop character by the truckload, and whilst it does a good job of beating out the maltier flavours you can still get those if you let the beer breath for a while. Whilst it's not as insanely hopped as some IPAs, the fact remains that the hops are there anre Brewdog make damned sure you know it.

Feel: Medium body with a dry, bitter finish. Strangely, for something that's so hop-forward in terms of taste and smell, the hop character drops off fairly quickly. Even so, the flavours carry through well.

Overall: I'm either slightly late, or very early, for a Christmas ale. Not that I'm bothered - after a couple of Belgian tripels I needed something with a bit of an edge and this did the job nicely. Definitely one for the IPA afficianados - and remember, hops are for life, not just Christmas! Nice one, Brewdog.

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Photo of Oakenator
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of k3ve
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coorsy
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Simesta
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kiro
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of supermeniscus
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NightINgale
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hoppy Christmas from BrewDog
4.01 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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