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Punk IPA - BrewDog

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Punk IPAPunk IPA

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very good

1,190 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,190
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 48
Gots: 140 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Damian74Shensky, Oct 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

DantheMan75, Oct 19, 2013
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2.7/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a hazy golden color. There's a one finger white-colored head, but it has poor retention. Lacing is decent enough, though.

S: I'm not sure how fresh this is (because IPA from Scotland), but it still has a decent hop profile to it. Not an amazing one, though I can forgive that. It's loaded with pine, grapefruit, and *maybe* some apricot. The malt backbone comes through quite strongly, loaded with caramel and toffee. Not bad.

T: I pick up some Nelson Sauvin-esque fruitness, especially on the opening. It's weird, actually - it's a combination of grape-y-ness and mint. The more I sip it, the more the mint comes through. And the more I sip it, the more the mint ruins the balance of everything. I even dare suggest it's medicinal. While the general flavor isn't very good, it's not an undrinkable mess. That's great, I suppose...

M: It's pretty light on the palate, which is good. In spite of its age, it's also pretty dry - and that's also good too, I don't want this mint bomb to linger on my palate any further. Carbonation is about medium.

O: This would be a lot better if it were fresh. Seeing as I'm a 'Merican who's not in Scotland and don't have access to this AFAP (as fresh as possible), I have to grade it as is, which means I can't give it a good score. Come to think about it, is it really worth buying foreign IPAs? They're always going to be more expensive, and likely won't be fresh, either.

ThisWangsChung, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

EDRS, Oct 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

fsck, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

TimHitchings, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jeffthepony, Oct 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

BiteTheBullet, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of maxcoinage
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into shaker pint with a nice fluffy inch and a half white head. Color is a straw yellow with a slight haze. Some good lacing was left on the glass as I drank it.

Aroma is fantastic! Huge burst of citrus dominates

Taste - grapefruit, a bit of sweetness balanced by a good amount of hops

Mouthfeel is standard for an IPA - medium body and good carbonation

Overall - this is a good IPA but nothing too special. I got really worked up after the pour and taking a big whiff, but taste was okay. Not worth the price IMO ( 12 for a 4 pack)

maxcoinage, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

WillAndSarah, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

abeeronthebeach, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

TheBoog013, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

anaids, Oct 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Sonofalime, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Dave1999, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

IPAchris, Sep 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

WGO, Sep 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

bsm80x, Sep 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

MacarthurParker, Sep 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

MrShep, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

hulchris, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BelgianBeerPope, Sep 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.4%

the1stfo, Sep 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

jryanj927, Sep 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

discodoni, Sep 18, 2013
Punk IPA from BrewDog
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