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Punk IPA - BrewDog

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Punk IPAPunk IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,447 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,447
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 68
Gots: 348 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bark on 11-02-2007

Welcome to a post Punk apocalyptic mother of an ale.

A beer that spent its formative years Blitzkrieg Bopping around India and the sub-continent.

This light, golden classic has been subverted with new world hops to create a devastating explosion of flavour. Steel yourself for Kalashnikov bursts of caramel, incendiary tropical fruit and an all-out riot of grapefruit, pineapple and lychee, before a spiky bitter finish.

This is quintessential Empire with an anarchic twist. Turn up the volume. Pay the man. Embrace the punked up, pimped up Maharajah of Pale Ales.

Nothing will ever be the same again.

45 IBU
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Ratings: 1,447 | Reviews: 525
Photo of Lemreway16
1.36/5  rDev -64.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Bought a selection of Brewdog Beers and am singularly disappointed. This like its partner Dead Pony is quite simply a pretentious beer aimed at the yuppy or hipster "this is cool" market. I will admit I am old school in so much I like my beer to taste of hops' malts' coupled with the water area over the modern fruity smell/taste offerings but this is bad. If you like your drink to taste of tinned fruit then this is the 'beer' for you.

Photo of hilton
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Uma de minhas preferidas . Vale a pena .

Photo of KYGunner
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It's not even two months old but the hops seem to have disappated substantially. Tea leaf malt, pine, lemon, wateriness, bitter pine, resin, lupilin and bitterness.

Photo of mattcrill
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Orange peel up front. As it warms a pithy orange juice sweetness emerges. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Very hazy pale amber pour with a low white head. Effervescence noted and assertive. Head retention is good.

Flavor: Firm earthy bitterness up front with moderate-high lemon notes. A bit of husky/grainy malt base. Very pithy citrus rind-like flavors. A bit of Pine-Sol note. Finish is bone dry. Aftertaste lingers with lemony bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high carbonation and a slight carbonic bite. No warmth, astringency, or creaminess.

Overall impression: High carbonation impacts drinkability. Very citrusy and bitter. Kind of a one trick citrus pony. Probably no need to seek out again.

Photo of doey2015
4.82/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Outstanding ipa from the amazing brew dog.

Photo of Laporicci
4.66/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Taste at brewdog firenze. Incredible

Photo of TBCE
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured a light hazy orange. One finger of quickly dissipating froth, leaving a nice light lacing on glass.Smells of citrus and pineapple, perhaps a little honey. Taste is very tropical, unlike a lot of IPA's that I had. Notes of tangerine, orange, pineapple, and a little bit of floral notes with very minor bitterness. Enjoyable. Mouth feel is moderately carbonated, a little on the flat side. Needs to be bolder here, more body. Overall a fine brew. Something I will definitely drink again.

Photo of Tobiwan
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice pale color. The smell is very fresh and so is the taste with some nice citrus flavour and leaves a good bitter taste.

Photo of Kitsune
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Good balance, tasty, refreshing, without any outstanding feature. Very nice!

Photo of s1ckboy
2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Not really a fan of this beer, was below average for an ipa for sure.

Photo of doktorhops
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

After the reasonable and surprising mid-strength Dead Pony Club I thought it fitting to give the other BrewDog in waiting (from my fridge door) Punk IPA a go next. This one claims to be a post-modern take on the IPA style, however when I think of post-modern beers I think of a hop-flavoured cider (cider isn’t really beer but isn’t it really?) [no Doc, no]. So from a can of humble IPA - the beer style that has captured hipsters and tattoo artists the world over - can Scottish BrewDog challenge the dominance of US craft brewers? Probably not, but let’s give these bastards a chance.

Poured from 330ml can into a nonic pint.

A: Hazy jonquil... ahhh, jonquil - it’s been ages since I used you to describe something... coloured body with a foamy white head that leaves spider webs around the side of the glass. 8/10.

S: The aroma isn’t very post-modern at all, in fact it’s simply modern with fragrant starburst orange and floral/pineapple hops. There is a malt base in there providing a honeyed sweetness as well, but as usual in an American IPA it is “Hail lord hop in all its majesty”. Quite a pungent bouquet that I would be quite pleased if I was BrewDog. 8/10.

T: Again I’m having trouble getting the post-modern reference [just give it up Doc] but it’s a good modern IPA. The starburst orange morphs more into bitter orange, with that hint of pineapple, and the floral aroma turns full potpourri in the flavour department. The finish is dry with a medium bitterness. Strangely there is almost no detectable sweetness in the flavour - it’s slanted towards dry/floral/bitter. Personally I like a balance between bitter/sweet in my beers so it misses a point there (if I wanted something dry I would drink a vermouth dammit!). 7/10.

M: Mid to light bodied with a flat(ish) carbonation. Needs more body. 5/10.

D: So this is one of those ‘aroma promise under-delivered’ brews... I hate those guys! It’s the beer equivalent of a cock-tease. Shame because the aroma promised a classic American styled IPA, but it’s missing that crucial beer bitter/sweet balance. In any case it was still better than many other beers out there and for 5.6% ABV surprisingly sessionable, so it’s not ALL bad. 7/10.

Food match: Chinese food.

Photo of Gaz
2.32/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Personal taste but this one is not for me

Photo of Daz_lloyd
2.86/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Fresh light crisp an fruity

Photo of Fatehunter
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a half finger of head on a hazy medium straw body.
The aroma is big. Lots of mango, pineapple and orange.
The taste is big on the bitterness, but the malt is always lurking in the background making is very drinkable.
The texture is crisp.
Great aroma and flavor.

Photo of Nelepko
4.71/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It was first beer by Brewdog and I was amassed

Photo of headphonick
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

@La Violeta De Gracia . Sant Joaquim 12 Barcelona

Photo of Hip-Hop
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great taste very happy I was able to find this in my area.

Photo of elNopalero
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This pours a light golden color with thin foam. There's a light lemony citrus aroma to this with a lemony crisp citrusy hop flavor. Light malt, hops up front, goes down way too easy.

Photo of RyanK252
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a frothy almost light tan head that settles and laces lightly.

S: Tropical fruit and citrus hops backed with a some caramel malt sweetness.

T: Citrus hops, tangerine and light grapefruit, a hint of pineapple, and some light caramel malt sweetness.

M: Light to medium body, moderate slightly fizzy carbonation, pretty crisp.

O: This beer seems to have gotten lighter since I last had it. Still ok, but I wish there was a little more body to it to help showcase the hops.

Photo of Noulse
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good IPA, but so expensive

Photo of Lovleystuff
4.66/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured this very attractive bottle of IPA in to my chalice glass and it came out light amber with a medium to large head. There was a bit of haziness too it when the beer settled.

S: This smelled quite inviting with both citrus and floral hops almost making my mouth water. So far very very good!!

T: Wow theyre not just saying that theres and explosion of taste in your mouth there really is! Lovely grapefruit, caramel, pineapple and some other tropical fruits!

F: Not too heavy and definitely not too gassy for me... just perfect!

O: A very nice IPA (one of my faves) but be warned the alcohol content is high and does not show when consuming.

Photo of Tsch
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good smell, but poor taste.

Photo of VitorDamasceno
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A good american pale ale, nothing exceptional though (similarly to some other brewdog beers)

Photo of Gmartin75
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I expected a lot more than a mid level IPA. I am happy to say America does it better.

Photo of jwhancher
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold with decent white head and minimal lacing. Smells of hoppy citrus, mint, and floral hops. Tastes similar in the nose with upfront bitterness and dry mouthfeel. Alcohol well in check. Nice drinking ipa. Nothing too spectacular, but solid all around nonetheless.

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Punk IPA from BrewDog
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