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Punk IPA - BrewDog

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Punk IPAPunk IPA

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very good

1,189 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,189
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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Photo of JednoPivoProsim
3.16/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 1 Pint, 6.4 Fl oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by 15-04-13.

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head.

Smell: Slight alcohol, which is surprising for a 5.6% ABV beer. Caramel malts. Where are the hops?!

Taste: Sugary caramel malt upfront with a slight green grape/white wine flavor on the back end. Fruity and light, but too malty and not enough emphasis on the hops, Isn't this supposed to be an IPA? Unbalanced.

Mouthfeel: Bone dry like champagne. Light and refreshing.

Overall: Another one that I am not too excited about. Too malty, which does not allow the Nelson Sauvin hops to shine through.

JednoPivoProsim, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

GrindFatherBob, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of Brew33
2/5  rDev -47.4%

Brew33, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of KStark
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

KStark, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of warrenout330
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

warrenout330, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Kelp, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of GRUUMSH
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

GRUUMSH, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Hultkrantz
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Hultkrantz, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of BILF
4.75/5  rDev +25%

BILF, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Polasiuss
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Polasiuss, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of gopens44
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

gopens44, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of happysack
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

happysack, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Ciocanelu, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of fredmugs
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

fredmugs, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer (which is now, 5.6% alcohol- I had the 6.1% version) exploded out of the bottle, with foam going everywhere. It made a huge, fluffy, off-white head, had some gritty-type lacing left on the glass, and had a hazy, bubbly, yellow-golden appearance. The aroma is just very faint, but with a deep inhalation I was able to detect some bread and a little bit of a tropical fruit spice. The taste is of straight-forward bitterness, bread crust, light fruit, such as pear or grapefruit, and sugar. Mouthfeel is light and soft, but the finish is lager-like crisp. This beer is overall mellow and drinkable. I say check it out, if you can still find this version.


RonaldTheriot, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +5.3%

iemailjack, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of HumphreyLee
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

HumphreyLee, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Dracook
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Dracook, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of HerrKrinkle
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

HerrKrinkle, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

beernads, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of brureview
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 117 Good before 6/13.

First time drinking a Brewdog. The brewery has a good reputation
and I wanted to try at least one of their beers. Punk IPA was available.

The beer poured a nice lemon color with a 2 finger head.

Mild lemon-clove aroma from head.

The mouth feel was tangy and worked well with the overall character of the beer.

The finish was the winning element in the beer. Fruity, tangy, lemon with slight bitterness.

Overall this is a refreshing low ABV beer. It's a good alternative to a heavier higher ABV beer. Very drinkable. I can see why the brewery is so popular in the UK. Make sure there is lots of time until the best by date.

brureview, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of cocojoe
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden copper orange color, roughly a finger of white head.

S: Grassy, earthy, sharp, dank, resinous aroma, touch of graininess. Some round fruit notes as well, like mango.

T: Light, crisp, not the normal hop character one would be used to. Very earthy bitterness. Smoothe finish of very lightly sweet and fruity notes.

M: Very light bodied and clean.

O: Always nice to drink something a little different. Great IPA that is a nice change from the NW versions. Earthy, clean, lightly sweet and smoothe.

cocojoe, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of HomerS
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

HomerS, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of GreggBarton
4.75/5  rDev +25%

GreggBarton, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Slightly cloudy orange colored body with a thin off-white head that leaves some bubbles and almost no lacing.

S- Tropical fruit aromas with grapefruit, pineapple, pine, citrus. Smells like a dried whole leaf hop.

T- Tropical fruits come through at the middle and towards the end, but the beginning and finish are lacking flavor. There is a slight malt flavor at the end, but not a whole lot else.

M- Medium bodied, high carbonation, crisp bite.

O- Pretty good IPA, but their IIPA is a whole lot better.

stephenjmoore, Dec 28, 2012
Punk IPA from BrewDog
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