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Punk IPA - BrewDog

Not Rated.
Punk IPAPunk IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,052 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,052
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 35
Gots: 89 | 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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GarthDanielson

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2.55/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The beer pours a hazy yellow-gold, with a considerable thick, dense, foamy head. Smells of green spices (oregano and basil), hops, and sweet taffy. The beer has a slightly sour malt taste to it, with the hops being overpowered in the background. Almost a Flanders style sour characteristic. Some light citrus and spice notes to try to balance, but end up overpowered by the sour, as well. The beer is light and dry in mouth, with a sour aftertaste. The finish is lingering, and again, overpowered by the sour notes. Interesting beer, but I personally feel it misses the mark for an IPA, especially shooting for an American IPA. I had no real urges to reach for another one, so I'd say that ranks low on the drinkability scale.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 01:19:26 | More by GarthDanielson
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Punk IPA from BrewDog
85 out of 100 based on 1,052 ratings.