Punk IPA - BrewDog
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Reviews by thepeter:
United Kingdom (England)
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
This is the new Version of Punk which was formerly Punk X. I believe that they are now all going to come in cans but I could be wrong about that.
A - Pours a Clear golden brown, the color of a really dark piss. Great head that was soft and lasted the entire beer, leaving excellent lacing.
S - Very clear difference to the old Punk here. Bursting with fresh citrus, pine needles and hop flowers. Really a beautiful aroma.
T - Well hopped but not as much as the original, a nice bitter bite but not overly complex like the aroma would have indicated. All the elliments from the aroma but muted.
M/D - Incredibly smooth and light on the palette. the carbonation is perfect and I am not sure if this is from the can or the new recipe. Either way it's excellent and I could keep drinking this all nice as the lack of bitterness keeps the palette clean.
Although I miss the heavier hop preseence in the older version, there is no denying that all other aspects of this beer are greatly improved now.
02-26-2011 16:43:50 | More by thepeter
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3.7/5 rDev -2.6%
Poured into my Isle of Arran imperial pint glass a clear light golden with a fluffy two finger craterous white head that clung like glue to the glass never completely subsides.English malt and floral hop aromas,biscuity with a tinge of iron.Not nearly as brash as the label might tell you but its a decent English IPA,its floral and leafy in its hoppiness,full on biscuit/caramel malt pretty much keeps this beer even in its hop to malt ratio on the palate.Its a nice beer not a big American IPA in style more of a slightly more brash English IPA.
04-28-2010 20:11:00 | More by oberon
3.83/5 rDev +0.8%
A: Golden yellow, rather pale for the style. Big slightly off-white head with good retention. Some lacings.
S: Slightly perfumy hop character with a decent amount of grapefruit. Pine-needles. Toasty malt aromas.
T: Basically grapefruit, some faint notes of lemon, pine-needles and quite pleasant hop flavors. Somewhat perfumy. The malts are restrained, yet quite sweet and has a rather toasty character. The finish is actually quite bitter and since there is not much going on that balance it, it gets slightly to dominating. Faint note of alcohol. All in all, it's rather refreshing and good.
M: Medium body, quite boring mouthfeel. But for some reason, it fits the beer.
D: I like this one. Certainly not the most hoppy IPA, but it's very drinkable and refreshing.
05-29-2009 15:43:30 | More by ricke
4/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
09-20-2010 19:49:08 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.2/5 rDev +10.5%
In a pint glass, the color of the beer is a little off-putting. It's a hazy yellow color that looks mor like a hefe. The small white head produces some lacing. Aroma is mostly sweet malt, with a bit of flowers and citrus. I love the taste: sweet malt with grapefruit and pine. A well-balanced beer, very enjoyable.
05-27-2009 14:01:19 | More by lordofthewiens
3.7/5 rDev -2.6%
22.4 oz bottle cost $13 in Evansville, Indiana. Pours a hazy, pale yellow body with an ample vanilla head that leaves lots of sticky lace on the glass. Aroma is mostly all hops. Earthy and floral notes mingle with a hint of grainy pale malt. Crisp carbonation enlivens the medium body. Taste is quite bitter. Hops dominate with an earthy and floral iron hand. Some bittersweet lemonrind is the only hint of fruitiness. Finish is earthy and grassy hop bitterness which carries into the aftertaste. A decent IPA but overpriced for what it is.
06-08-2008 12:34:09 | More by merlin48
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
Mid sized bottle, $7.49 at the Harlem, NY Fairway market. Pours lighter amber, golden hued and cloudy. Eggshell head of about 3/4 inches, stays, leaves respectable sheeting and whispy webs of lace. Light resiny hop nose. On the thinner side on the tongue. Resiny hop theme continues, quite drying and bitter through the finish. Respectable, if slightly underwhelming AIPA. Differant to see a hoppy brew from chilly scotland. Worth a try.
03-18-2010 00:15:45 | More by Billolick
3.15/5 rDev -17.1%
Pours yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy, earthy hops. I didn't get any of the citrus or pine that other people have mentioned. The flavor is mainly hoppy, with lots of earthy hops. Quite a bit of bitterness and not much of a malt backbone. Thin mouthfeel. Decent beer, but nothing special.
12-30-2009 01:40:09 | More by Mora2000
3.35/5 rDev -11.8%
The LCBO got a bunch of individual bottles of this, so I picked up a couple to try. First time having anything from BrewDog, so we'll see how it goes.
Poured a surprisingly light golden hue, slightly opaque. Almost like a pilsner or Belgian blond. A very thin layer of head, not much to speak of. Lacing is evident, patchy.
Light hop to the nose, with a bit of honey, spice and bread in there as well. Not overpowering.
A solid IPA taste, certainly smooth and drinkable. Citrus and spices, with a touch of bitterness to the finish. Not bad at all.
A bit undercarbonated, but other than that it feels on the mark.
Does what it sets out to do, but nothing really to write home about. With so many IPAs available around here, perhaps I'm expecting too much. Still, I'd drink it again.
01-13-2010 02:15:35 | More by JohnnyBarman
3.7/5 rDev -2.6%
Pours hazy gold with a frothy white head. Spicy hop aroma, some soap, and a faitr amount of grass and pine. Bittersweet taste. Peppery hops and light resin, with definite grapefruit, kiwi, and passionfruit flavors. The malt gives it a underlyign sweetness that enhances the taste instead of runningit over. Different, but very good
12-05-2008 19:34:49 | More by magictrokini
2.63/5 rDev -30.8%
Reviewed from notes. Consumed 1/31/09
Poured from a 22oz bomber into an oversized wine glass. Best by date on the bottle reads 7/7/09. Firm pour fails to conjure anymore then a scant ring of foam around the inner ring of the glass. No lace. Color is cloudy pale yellow.
Nose- Sour candied lemon zest.
Palate- Shockingly light carbonation. Wondering is the beer is bad. Medium bodied, some hues of caramel. Slight hop body, mild lemon zest. Moderately bitter in the finish. Nothing special. In fact disappointed that I paid $7.
Mouthfeel- Tart, massively under carbonated.
07-07-2009 01:48:55 | More by Kraken
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