Punk IPA - BrewDog
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #26:
Huh? Punk IPA is the name, and you want to brew like a post-modern IPA?
Mildly hazed golden color; tight, tiny bubble lace. Quite fragrant with orange rind and faint butter, with a semisweet biscuity malt. The hop bitterness pushes the palate around for the duration, but never knocks the taste buds down completely. The hops are rough around the edges, but never harsh, with orange and evergreen flavors. Malt chimes in with a dense breadiness and toasted biscuit flavor, yet never really rises above the hops. Alcohol is there, lightly warming with an offshoot of buttery flavor. Orange rind hop in the finish with more of that toasted biscuit flavor, which all lands semisweet.
Nice to see a change thrown at the beer industry, giving the bird to modern brewing on their home turf, yet fitting very well within the US craft beer revolution. Sure, it's not your kick-in-the-teeth West Coast IPA, but it is a damn good rendition of IPAs in the US collectively. With each sip, it grew on us.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2010 19:49:08 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
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 1,048 ratings.