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Punk IPA - BrewDog

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Punk IPAPunk IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,299 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,299
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 52
Gots: 198 | 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 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

(Beer added by: bark on 11-02-2007)
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3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a murky cloudy golden apricot in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation slowly rising along the sides of the glass and some peach + copper + orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy very light beige head that reduces to a mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of herbal and citrus/grapefruit pith hops over lighter aromas of pine hops and biscuit malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of biscuit malts with a light hint of caramel sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of herbal, floral, and citrus/grapefruit pith hops which contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness which does not linger for too long.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly slick and a touch watery towards the finish.

O: Enjoyable but possibly not quite as fresh as it could have been (though the best by date indicates that it is good until July 2014). The malts flavors were a little stronger than I expected and it tasted a bit like the hops were past their prime. Definitely drinkable but not necessarily one that I would rush to grab again.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a hazy amber with a finger width of foamy white head.

Smell - Citrus hops, grapefruit, tropical fruit, light bready malts.

Taste - Everything you get in the aroma... citrus hops, grapefruit and tropical fruit, light bready malts. Light bitterness factor.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - I would like to see a bit more hop flavour in this, since I feel that it is lacking for the American IPA style. But regardless of that, all the right flavours are in play.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1st time trying these guys. Interestingly, imported by Anchor Brewing, did not know that.

Poured from a 12oz bottle, best before 13-06-14.

Hazy banana orange colored body, decent bubbly head with average retention. Aroma is sweet clementines, oranges and plus assorted fruit. Flavor is a let down IMO. Overripe fruit, mostly peaches and oranges; biscuity, malty and not much hops. Not what i'm looking for in an IPA. Bit of a tepid feel and bitterness is shy.

Well, underwhelmed by my first try of Brewdog. IPA should not be slapped on this bottle as this ale doesn't resemble that style at all.

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Punk IPA from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 1,299 ratings.