Punk IPA - BrewDog

Not Rated.
Punk IPAPunk IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

1,490 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,490
Reviews: 536
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 69
Gots: 381 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
BrewDog visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bark on 11-02-2007

Welcome to a post Punk apocalyptic mother of an ale.

A beer that spent its formative years Blitzkrieg Bopping around India and the sub-continent.

This light, golden classic has been subverted with new world hops to create a devastating explosion of flavour. Steel yourself for Kalashnikov bursts of caramel, incendiary tropical fruit and an all-out riot of grapefruit, pineapple and lychee, before a spiky bitter finish.

This is quintessential Empire with an anarchic twist. Turn up the volume. Pay the man. Embrace the punked up, pimped up Maharajah of Pale Ales.

Nothing will ever be the same again.

45 IBU
View: Beers (111) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Punk IPA Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,490 | Reviews: 536
Photo of Timelec
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great beer not as good as people make out

Photo of kingmaxwell
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasty hop masher
not sure what's punk beer-wise
tasty, strong good brew.

Photo of DispyDnb
2.97/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Non il mio genere di apa.
Aroma quanto basta ma gusto non in linea con gli odori.
Si può bere di meglio senza tutto questo "hype"

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Color light amber, clear.
Foam white color composed of fine bubbles, on average lasted.
The aroma is an explosion of mango and intense maltiness with a small dose of hops grass. Even opening the bottle, accompanied by a strong smell of fruit.
Taste Punk IPA is simply mango, sweet, slightly carrot with a dash of orange and lime notes, also in taste occurs hop, dry grass, is sensational.
Bitterness is quite large, but not residual, dry and pleasant, the way she should be.
Punk saturation is low, alcohol did not feel.
BrewDog Punk IPA is slightly greasy and while lightweight, superbly drinkable. After drinking one wants to reach for the next and the next and the next and ...


Appearance 4/5
Aroma 7/10
Taste 8/10
The feelings 5/5
Total 17/20

Photo of Mikhail_Rusanov
4.68/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very balanced IPA. Recommend to everyone

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.52/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Unfiltered, blond ale with 2 fingers of head and sticky lacing left on the glass. This is how a brew should look

S - Citrus hops. Pineapple.

T - Citrus, hop juice. Damn refreshing and tasty!

F - Well carbonated, medium body

O - An awesome well balanced IPA. On the citrus side. Really good.

Photo of kofukasho
3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

What a fragant brew! The grapefruit taste is a bit overpowering, but it's still an impressive IPA.

Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At Bar Estraza, Sevilla, in Affligem glass. Soft IPA that is drank very easily.

Photo of JoeReg4
4.89/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The Punk IPA has a great grapefruit smell. It is very smooth and well balanced. This is a beer I could drink all day.

Photo of RDBJ
4.61/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Superb hop nose but taste is very restrained - lively color, lacy head

Photo of Diogorc
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Uma belíssima cerveja com aroma(lembra maracujá) e sabor impecável.

Photo of Lemreway16
1.36/5  rDev -64.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Bought a selection of Brewdog Beers and am singularly disappointed. This like its partner Dead Pony is quite simply a pretentious beer aimed at the yuppy or hipster "this is cool" market. I will admit I am old school in so much I like my beer to taste of hops' malts' coupled with the water area over the modern fruity smell/taste offerings but this is bad. If you like your drink to taste of tinned fruit then this is the 'beer' for you.

Photo of hilton
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Uma de minhas preferidas . Vale a pena .

Photo of KYGunner
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It's not even two months old but the hops seem to have disappated substantially. Tea leaf malt, pine, lemon, wateriness, bitter pine, resin, lupilin and bitterness.

Photo of mattcrill
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Orange peel up front. As it warms a pithy orange juice sweetness emerges. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Very hazy pale amber pour with a low white head. Effervescence noted and assertive. Head retention is good.

Flavor: Firm earthy bitterness up front with moderate-high lemon notes. A bit of husky/grainy malt base. Very pithy citrus rind-like flavors. A bit of Pine-Sol note. Finish is bone dry. Aftertaste lingers with lemony bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high carbonation and a slight carbonic bite. No warmth, astringency, or creaminess.

Overall impression: High carbonation impacts drinkability. Very citrusy and bitter. Kind of a one trick citrus pony. Probably no need to seek out again.

Photo of doey2015
4.82/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Outstanding ipa from the amazing brew dog.

Photo of Laporicci
4.66/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Taste at brewdog firenze. Incredible

Photo of TBCE
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured a light hazy orange. One finger of quickly dissipating froth, leaving a nice light lacing on glass.Smells of citrus and pineapple, perhaps a little honey. Taste is very tropical, unlike a lot of IPA's that I had. Notes of tangerine, orange, pineapple, and a little bit of floral notes with very minor bitterness. Enjoyable. Mouth feel is moderately carbonated, a little on the flat side. Needs to be bolder here, more body. Overall a fine brew. Something I will definitely drink again.

Photo of Tobiwan
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice pale color. The smell is very fresh and so is the taste with some nice citrus flavour and leaves a good bitter taste.

Photo of Kitsune
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Good balance, tasty, refreshing, without any outstanding feature. Very nice!

Photo of s1ckboy
2.95/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Not really a fan of this beer, was below average for an ipa for sure.

Photo of doktorhops
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

After the reasonable and surprising mid-strength Dead Pony Club I thought it fitting to give the other BrewDog in waiting (from my fridge door) Punk IPA a go next. This one claims to be a post-modern take on the IPA style, however when I think of post-modern beers I think of a hop-flavoured cider (cider isn’t really beer but isn’t it really?) [no Doc, no]. So from a can of humble IPA - the beer style that has captured hipsters and tattoo artists the world over - can Scottish BrewDog challenge the dominance of US craft brewers? Probably not, but let’s give these bastards a chance.

Poured from 330ml can into a nonic pint.

A: Hazy jonquil... ahhh, jonquil - it’s been ages since I used you to describe something... coloured body with a foamy white head that leaves spider webs around the side of the glass. 8/10.

S: The aroma isn’t very post-modern at all, in fact it’s simply modern with fragrant starburst orange and floral/pineapple hops. There is a malt base in there providing a honeyed sweetness as well, but as usual in an American IPA it is “Hail lord hop in all its majesty”. Quite a pungent bouquet that I would be quite pleased if I was BrewDog. 8/10.

T: Again I’m having trouble getting the post-modern reference [just give it up Doc] but it’s a good modern IPA. The starburst orange morphs more into bitter orange, with that hint of pineapple, and the floral aroma turns full potpourri in the flavour department. The finish is dry with a medium bitterness. Strangely there is almost no detectable sweetness in the flavour - it’s slanted towards dry/floral/bitter. Personally I like a balance between bitter/sweet in my beers so it misses a point there (if I wanted something dry I would drink a vermouth dammit!). 7/10.

M: Mid to light bodied with a flat(ish) carbonation. Needs more body. 5/10.

D: So this is one of those ‘aroma promise under-delivered’ brews... I hate those guys! It’s the beer equivalent of a cock-tease. Shame because the aroma promised a classic American styled IPA, but it’s missing that crucial beer bitter/sweet balance. In any case it was still better than many other beers out there and for 5.6% ABV surprisingly sessionable, so it’s not ALL bad. 7/10.

Food match: Chinese food.

Photo of Gaz
2.32/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Personal taste but this one is not for me

Photo of Daz_lloyd
2.86/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Fresh light crisp an fruity

Photo of Fatehunter
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a half finger of head on a hazy medium straw body.
The aroma is big. Lots of mango, pineapple and orange.
The taste is big on the bitterness, but the malt is always lurking in the background making is very drinkable.
The texture is crisp.
Great aroma and flavor.

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Punk IPA from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 1,490 ratings.