Punk IPA - BrewDog
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Reviews by demcorhip:
4/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A very pale IPA, light straw coloured. A vigorous pour produced just over a finger of fairly tight white head, and the brew is displaying nice retention. As the head slowly fades intricate strands of lace stick to the sides of the glass. Quite nicely laced.
An interesting aroma. Slightly sulfurous, will assume its related to the electrolyte profile in the water, and it helps to kick the hop profile up a notch or two. Nice citrusy aroma, as well as some grassiness. Some pale malts try to assert themself, but without much success, white grapefruit and pine sit atop more grassy and floral hop aromas. Not your typical american IPA, but certainly not the typical british ipA either.
Some bready and biscuit malt notes are overwhelmed by the hops. Assuming amarillo and some EKG? But a look at the website shows me im quite wrong... Anyways it has a nice grapefruit character with some pine, as well as some less aggressive, woody and floral hop essence, with a slightly resinous feel.
Fairly light bodied, and hop forward. Works quite nicely. Crisp malts, with long, drawn out hoppiness that lingers well into the finish, along with the sulfurous quality.
Quite drinkable, and an interesting hybrid. Thanks to the competitive pricing at the LCBO i could see myself enjoying this one again. This would serve as a great intro to the realm of hoppy brews, and has enough interesting hop flavour to make it easy enough to have more than one. A great IPA, perhaps, and perhaps not. Bu this is a good and interesting beer that i would enjoy again. Im a real fan of the profile of the water used to make this beer, and how it brings out the punk in the hops...
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2010 02:19:08 | More by demcorhip
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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 1,049 ratings.