Hoppy Christmas | BrewDog

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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
Ranking:
#6,109
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
83
pDev:
10.81%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by BucBasil:
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4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the 330mL bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a dark orange color, clear with some lazy carbonation bubbling up inside. The head was foamy, off-white and left a bit of lacing.

S: Caramel malts and some bread with a bit of citrus peels.

T: On the balanced side with a good caramel malt profile along with a slightly spicy note in the middle. Orange peel and other light fruits finish things off before a little hint of dryness.

Overall: I'd drink this if it wasn't the holidays. This is my kind of IPA - balanced, not just a hop monster, with a few added surprises inside.

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More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Mikhail_Rusanov
4.71/5  rDev +15.7%
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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of fionn13
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of stephenlee
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Nov 2014. Acquired recently from the Brewdog online shop. A festive pale ale - Merry Christmas!

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A deep orange-amber hue with low carbonation and some faint floating sediment that looks like protein. Produces a vast head of creamy white foam with good retention; this slowly reduces to a surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of intensely fruity, spicy hops with notes of pine resin, weed, tropical fruit, orange peel, citrus and hay. Underpinned by sweet caramel malt and subtle yeast hints. Deliciously hoppy.

Tastes of overwhelming aromatic hops with a powerful bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, dank weed, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, tropical fruit, grass/hay, mild caramel, subtle earthiness and stewed hops. Slightly spicy, followed by an intensely hoppy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with prickly carbonation and spicy hop oils stimulating the palate. Good body. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops and pine resin.

Boom - Christmas goes with a bang! While the style isn't particularly festive, this beer is a smorgasbord of hoppy goodness. Looks a little lacklustre but the aroma and flavour are stunning. An avalanche of hop notes on the palate, and a slight resemblence to Christmas trees. Nice body. A solid effort from Brewdog that'll fix your hop cravings for the new year. Well worth sampling if you come across it.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of beerinabottle
4.98/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.76/5  rDev +17%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Foley67
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.16/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled
Pours clear orange with medium white head. Citrus, flowers, grapefruit, fruits, hoppy bitterness, dusty. Nice bitterness with some malt sweetness. Medium body

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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Hoppy Christmas from BrewDog
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 83 ratings