Punk IPA - BrewDog
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3.9/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
11.2 oz poured into my new Piraat tulip, a birthday gift from five points bottle shop. The IPA was my gift to myself.
The beer pours a light orange/ yellow color that bubbles up quickly with two fingers of thick bubbly head. The lacing is nice as the head fades. A pretty good looking beer. The smell is resinous hops with a strong musky damp basement scent and a large tart fruit aspect as well. Smells like an IPA closer to the DIPA, but still not as strong as many of the DIPAs I've smelled.
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The flavor is hoppy, and very bitter. The first thing and last thing about this is bitter hops. An herbal, pine flavor is the dominate aspect, with a citrus flavor riding just underneath. There almost no hop or malt sweetness coming through here. The more I drink it the more pronounced the other hop aspects become, but as of now this a kind of an unbalanced bitter bomb, but considering the ABV and malt profile, it doesn't over do it. It simply comes close to over doing it. The mouth feel is fine and the drinkability suffers because of the bitterness. I think if brewdog had shot for a bit more balance and complexity in the hop profile, this would be an absolutely stellar IPA.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2011 19:05:21 | More by Thur123
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