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Punk IPA - BrewDog

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Punk IPAPunk IPA

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very good

1,034 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,034
Reviews: 469
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 32
Gots: 84 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews by stjaernstoft:
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4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BrewDog Punk IPA, ABV: 5.6%.
330 ml bottle, 18.90 SEK at Systembolaget.

A: A hazy liquid, with a bright golden, almost orange colour, and a big, white head that leaves a huge amount of retention.

S: Humongous, fruity and hoppy aroma. I can already sense how bitter and piney this beer is. I get big notes of citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, mandarins), peaches, pineapples, herbs, spices (most notably ginger) and vanilla ice cream as well.

T: Here are fruity and floral hops, green grapes, plums, oranges, apricots, wheat and rye bread, herbs and spices, pine needles, a hint of vanilla, and a small sweetness. It's rather bitter - but not as bitter (or aggressive) as I remember the old 6% version.

M: The body is medium. The liquid is kind of sticky and smudgy. The drinkability is good, but probably to a certain point - that's just a feeling I get, I only had one bottle.

O: The BrewDog 'Punk' is still a widely available classic at the Swedish monopoly - a very fruity, tasty and enjoyable American IPA. To be perfect this would need more balance (the taste is good, but it is all over the place, and hard to get a grip of) and perhaps a less messy texture - but why complain? I like it.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 19:21:02 | More by stjaernstoft
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