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Punk IPA - BrewDog

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Punk IPAPunk IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,039 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,039
Reviews: 469
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 33
Gots: 84 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BrewDog visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Welcome to a post Punk apocalyptic mother fucker of a pale ale.

A beer that spent its formative years Blitzkrieg bopping around India and the sub continent. Quintessential Empire with an anarchic twist.

God save the Queen and all who sail in her. Raising a Stiff Little Finger to IPAs that have come before and those it is yet to meet.
Turn up the volume Pay the man. Embrace the punked up, fucked up outlaw elite.

Never Mind the Bollocks this is the real shit.

45 IBU

(Beer added by: bark on 11-02-2007)
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erz316

Indiana

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
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Punk IPA from BrewDog
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