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Punk IPA - BrewDog

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Punk IPAPunk IPA

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very good

1,161 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,161
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 46
Gots: 131 | 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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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"If some unemployed punk in New Jersey can get a cassette to make love to Elle McPherson for $19.95, this virtual reality stuff is going to make crack look like Sanka."

--Dennis Miller

Sunshine yellow beneath an ivory colored crown that has a wonderfully sticky, bubbly texture and is beginning to coat the pint glass with loads of attractive lace. This is the single palest IPA that I've ever seen. Looks good, though.

The nose features nothing but bright, zesty, slightly cheesy American C-hops. If there are any English varieties in here, they're very well-hidden. Warming ushers in a power and pungency that makes the above score an easy call.

This (Brew)Dog is definitely barking up the right tree. While it isn't as aggressive as its brewers would like us to believe (The U.S is the land of huge hops after all), it is damn tasty in a freshly squeezed hop juice kind of way. On further reflection, and once the taste buds get into the act, perhaps the hop bill is an Anglo-American affair after all.

There isn't much malt present (no sin in a 6.0% IPA)... and what's appreciated isn't the least little bit earthy or toasted. It tastes like a very clean ale yeast strain was utilized. What's left is pure humulus lupulus. In the end, that's the best sort of IPA.

The flavor profile is relatively simple. Again, no problem for a beer of this style. We have pink grapefruit, lime and maybe even a little puckery peach. The tasting notes on the brewery's website are good for a few chuckles: lychee, kiwi, passionfruit, cherry and strawberry. Kidding, right?

Ignore the 'best by' date (1/1/09). The snappy hoppiness that is present in mid-late June won't last anywhere close to that long. Once the hops fade there won't be much left. The mouthfeel is light, edging toward light-medium for the style. The bubbles are fine and add energy without being annoying. Good job here as well.

This review call be boiled down to one simple sentence: Punk IPA is deliciously citric hoppy and is insanely drinkable. I can't wait to see if the rest of BrewDog's offerings are as well-crafted. Not sure what the bottle cost, but this is a repeat purchase for damn sure. Welcome to America, guys. We can always use more good IPAs.

BuckeyeNation, Jun 21, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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2.81/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a hazy orange amber with a quickly dissipating soda like head. Aroma is sweet fruity floral notes. Taste is fruity up front with a kind of mild strange herbal hops bitterness. Palate is a medium body with a very mild carbonation. Finish improves somewhat as it warms up some, fruity floral some malt, some mild herbal medicinal hops bitterness. I am not sure what I am missing here but I did not enjoy this IPA at all. date on the bottle by 08/22/14. Would not buy this again.

Samp01, Yesterday at 06:44 PM
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3.4/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.95/5  rDev +3.9%

Appearance – Cloudy amber in colour with a finger of head that does not last long and leaves minimal lacing. There is also little evidence of carbonation in this one.

Smell – Very fruity and estery nose to this one. Strong hints of plum and mango.

Taste – Very sharp up front on the first mouthful, but there is really good fruit back with esters and good malt hop balance.

Mouthfeel – Quite light bodied but still feels full in the mouth despite the lack of head.

Overall – Very pleasing and certainly up there with the better IPAs I have had. Decent balance and boasting confident flavour this is a nice brew and I will definitely be having it again.

BeerDrinkersWorldTour, Sep 22, 2014
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Punk IPA from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 1,161 ratings.