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Punk IPA - BrewDog

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Punk IPAPunk IPA

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very good

1,190 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,190
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 48
Gots: 140 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Welcome to a post Punk apocalyptic mother fucker of a pale ale.

A beer that spent its formative years Blitzkrieg bopping around India and the sub continent. Quintessential Empire with an anarchic twist.

God save the Queen and all who sail in her. Raising a Stiff Little Finger to IPAs that have come before and those it is yet to meet.
Turn up the volume Pay the man. Embrace the punked up, fucked up outlaw elite.

Never Mind the Bollocks this is the real shit.

45 IBU

(Beer added by: bark on 11-02-2007)
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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"If some unemployed punk in New Jersey can get a cassette to make love to Elle McPherson for $19.95, this virtual reality stuff is going to make crack look like Sanka."

--Dennis Miller

Sunshine yellow beneath an ivory colored crown that has a wonderfully sticky, bubbly texture and is beginning to coat the pint glass with loads of attractive lace. This is the single palest IPA that I've ever seen. Looks good, though.

The nose features nothing but bright, zesty, slightly cheesy American C-hops. If there are any English varieties in here, they're very well-hidden. Warming ushers in a power and pungency that makes the above score an easy call.

This (Brew)Dog is definitely barking up the right tree. While it isn't as aggressive as its brewers would like us to believe (The U.S is the land of huge hops after all), it is damn tasty in a freshly squeezed hop juice kind of way. On further reflection, and once the taste buds get into the act, perhaps the hop bill is an Anglo-American affair after all.

There isn't much malt present (no sin in a 6.0% IPA)... and what's appreciated isn't the least little bit earthy or toasted. It tastes like a very clean ale yeast strain was utilized. What's left is pure humulus lupulus. In the end, that's the best sort of IPA.

The flavor profile is relatively simple. Again, no problem for a beer of this style. We have pink grapefruit, lime and maybe even a little puckery peach. The tasting notes on the brewery's website are good for a few chuckles: lychee, kiwi, passionfruit, cherry and strawberry. Kidding, right?

Ignore the 'best by' date (1/1/09). The snappy hoppiness that is present in mid-late June won't last anywhere close to that long. Once the hops fade there won't be much left. The mouthfeel is light, edging toward light-medium for the style. The bubbles are fine and add energy without being annoying. Good job here as well.

This review call be boiled down to one simple sentence: Punk IPA is deliciously citric hoppy and is insanely drinkable. I can't wait to see if the rest of BrewDog's offerings are as well-crafted. Not sure what the bottle cost, but this is a repeat purchase for damn sure. Welcome to America, guys. We can always use more good IPAs.

BuckeyeNation, Jun 21, 2008
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

dwtyler, Yesterday at 03:11 AM
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2/5  rDev -47.4%

vaughtex, Sunday at 07:26 PM
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3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

scottm2588, Sunday at 05:26 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

JavierGC, Saturday at 08:31 AM
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3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Nice beer to discover IPA style

Anthou, Oct 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Appearance: orange/yellow , cloudy

Smell: citrus, pine, slightly dank, a bit malty

Taste: citrus, mine, a little bready, slight bitterness

Mouth feel: light to medium bodied, slight carbonation, crisp

Overall: solid IPA, less bitter than american style IPA, seems to have that European balance, i'd drink it again.

brongladest, Oct 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

trevorpost, Oct 14, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +6.3%

nicole-mac, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

MattSlem, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

CesarLopes, Oct 13, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +6.3%

Gachnar, Oct 11, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +3.2%

AndreasDif, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of gutbucket2
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

330ml bottle. Pours like a bottle-conditioned beer, although apparently not. Long-lasting white head on gold beer.
S: lemoney citrus hop.
T: zestful, refreshing hop.
M: effervescent, quite light.
O: a good beer.

gutbucket2, Oct 10, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +10.5%

Oldhorngoon, Oct 08, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +5%

Beerswag, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Pretendbeard, Oct 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

madmaex08, Oct 07, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -7.4%

Hollybexton, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

brugsbeertje, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

SayBoom, Oct 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit

Appearance (4.25): A hazy orange golden color with a soda like white head

Smell (4.25): Citrus and other bright fruits and cracker malts

Taste (4.25): Subtle bright fruits, perhaps a littl pine. Very slight cracker malt on the backend. The aftertaste and burps are quite tasty as well. Very refreshing!

Mouthfeel (4.25): Heavy light/light medium body as expected from the abv. Silky smooth nonetheless and extremely easy drinking and refreshing

Overall (4.25): i highly enjoyed this offering. It is simple, but perfectly so. I could see this being a go to if it was more available and affordable. I was expecting more malt as its a Scottish beer, but i was pleasantly surprised with the hop character. I would love to see more european beers adopt the American version of an IPA. At 5.6% abv., i could consider this a session IPA, and it would be on my short list of session IPA's that i support. Recommended!

Bone53, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Zsaevre, Oct 06, 2014
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Punk IPA from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 1,190 ratings.