Punk IPA - BrewDog
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Reviews by Thur123:
3.9/5 rDev +2.9%
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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4.18/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is almost a session IPA, not boozy not overwhelming hops. A well designed beer. I say almost because its right on the cusp with an abv in the 5-6% range. Its very drinkable. The price was good for a bomber. I would prefer to get this in a six pack, but I have only seen the big boys around here. I love hoppy beers and this one has a good amount of hop presence there, however, its also not a Stone IPA either.
Color: Mild bronze, a decent amount of head that remained throughout.
Smell: Balance of malt and hops, not an intense hop aroma, but a good amount of floral hops.
Taste: Balanced. this could be my go to standard IPA if it were more readily available around here and in six packs. I am not saying they don't put this in six packs, but they are not found around here.
Overall: A pleasant experience, you could drink a few 12 oz beers or a couple of bombers and not be bombed. It has a nice IPA flavor, it is what a regular IPA should taste like.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 01:14:54 | More by humuloner22
Punk IPA from BrewDog
85 out of 100 based on 1,051 ratings.