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Punk IPA - BrewDog

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Punk IPAPunk IPA

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very good

1,205 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,205
Reviews: 482
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 48
Gots: 150 | 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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Photo of Flounder57
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a minimal head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale yellow color with good clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Tangerine and grapefruit delicious. A little lemon in their with some light caramel malts.

Taste: Same as above with some bready notes and mild hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, and easy to drink.

Overall: A nice AIPA from the guys in Scotland. Not that hoppy, not that malty, just somewhere in the middle.

Flounder57, May 06, 2013
Photo of MrTinnedPEach
4.75/5  rDev +25%

MrTinnedPEach, May 05, 2013
Photo of Andragos
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Andragos, May 04, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

spycow, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Bix
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Bix, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of FetMule
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

FetMule, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of RaphaelSC
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The Brewdog Punk IPA I have is my second try on a beer really unique and different.

Its pours a golden, clean yellow with little head that not endure.

The first thing that really call my attention was the smell, a citrusfruit smell that is really outstanding and unforgettable.

The taste follow the smell and bring a citric fruit note that is followed by the strong bitter combination of four hops that the brand is proud of.

The mouthfeel bring the bitterness, and the fruit flavors both. I strongly reccomend this beer because in general its a great beer, with a wonderful smell and taste, a Unique and original IPA.

Punk IPA really worth the trying.

RaphaelSC, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of dsolonenko
4/5  rDev +5.3%

dsolonenko, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Liquoric3
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Liquoric3, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of kkittil
5/5  rDev +31.6%

kkittil, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of MrHyde1886
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

MrHyde1886, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +5.3%

tbryan5, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of blackdavid
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

blackdavid, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Poupae
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Poupae, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a standard pint.

A: Dark golden hue. Pours about a finger and a half, frothy, white head. Slight effervescence. Settles very slowly and unevenly leaving craters, and pock marks leaving a foamy buildup around the rim of the glass. Distinct, dry, sticky, beer ring lacing.

S: Pine, lavender, freshly cut grass, and honey.

T: Wheat bread, with pine and a little butterscotch.

M: Very earthy and woody character. Fairly light, very crisp. Punchy hops. Dry finish. Bitterness lingers on the palate throughout.

D: Goes down very easy.

Atmosphere is great. Dark golden coloration, with a large frothy head, and plenty of dry lacing. Nose is strong combinations of floral components, pine, and honey. Earthy flavor with pine and a touch of sweetness. Dry and bitter. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

bmwats, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of nebula1999
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

nebula1999, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

GRG1313, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Heavy-G
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Heavy-G, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of russpowell
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on draft, much better

BBD of 16 Apr 13, got in under the wire

My first brew dog beer if memory serves me correctly

Pours a slightly hazed apricot color with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Never really cleared up, fantastic head retention & lacing though

S: Orchard fruit & tons of leafy hops & little bit of pine

T: Biscuitty malt, leafy hops a touch of pine resin & chalky dryness up front. Pears & apricot mingle in as this warms, plus leafy & tobacco hops, plus marmalade & more dryness. Finishes dry, fruitty, & leafy with just a bit of orange peel

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, nicely balanced

Seems more British than American to me, not bad, but would only try again if uber fresh, but drinks easy enough

russpowell, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of BogBoyJD
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BogBoyJD, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of Andonato
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Andonato, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch 024. Best before 7/23/13.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has some solid citrus-like hop aromas and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of gnikola
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

gnikola, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of paulpratt
4/5  rDev +5.3%

paulpratt, Apr 05, 2013
Punk IPA from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 1,205 ratings.