Punk IPA - BrewDog
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Reviews by erz316:
3.9/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
1pt 6.4 floz bottle with best before of 01/01/09, and batch 001
A - the beer looks quite nice, it has a medium dark orange colour below the bright white head, but at the bottom of the glass the beer is a wit-like straw colour. I really like the way this beer looks, and the amount of foam and all is really appetizing, but the variegated colours are the deal breaker for me. maybe it did get better somehow with aging. held up to light, however, the beer takes on a semi-bland appearance, of a medium straw/ light light orange colour.
S - the nose is a light, almost fruity hop smell, mixed with some pale malts. the beer is incredibly simple smelling, and doesnt really give that much of a good impression, to me at least, of being very flavourful.
T - well, I stand corrected. the beer definitely has a lot more going on that one would expect from the nose. the initial is a mostly grapefruity and piny bitterness from the hops, but under it is this clementine or tangerine like bitterness and sweetness. the inclusion of the sweetness is the real deal breaker for me, this makes it just incredibly dynamic, but still easy to approach at the same time. the finish is mostly a bitter (but not distinct) hop character. the aftertaste is bitter, sweet, and fruity. I love it.
MF&D - the feel is good, but nothing special. it is a great medium body with ample carbonation. the drinkablility is just as good. but when it comes down to it: the brew is nothing particularly special.
Serving type: bottle
09-19-2009 00:42:54 | More by erz316
More User Reviews:
4.39/5 rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is exactly what I want in an IPA. I'm not an overly big IPA guy and this might be sacrilege to my IPA-loving friends who always obsess over the hop character of every beer, but this one pretty much tops the list for me. It is full of flavor without going overboard. It is balanced between hops of a vaguely pine or pineapple sort, malts which taste like good bread, and an altogether pleasant medium between the two. It's an IPA which doesn't just taste like an IPA. It tastes like a beer too, and a very good one at that. It was my first introduction to BrewDog's brand of no-nonsense, punk-styled offerings and it will not be my last. So far I have found this to be good in bottles purchased here in the states as well as on tap at their Edinburgh location which I was fortunate to visit last week while vacationing there. This beer goes well with cheese and will forever occupy a place in my palate as the perfect example of hops that aren't over the top.
Serving type: on-tap
07-17-2014 12:00:17 | More by MaddestHatter
Punk IPA from BrewDog
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