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Punk IPA - BrewDog

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Punk IPAPunk IPA

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very good

1,294 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,294
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 52
Gots: 194 | 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 cocojoe
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of HomerS
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of GreggBarton
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of FLima
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Characteristic amber color IPA appearance. Poured a consistent head with short to medium retention.
Delicious aroma of fruity hops with notes of passion fruit and maybe mango.
Sweet malty taste with perfume hops and resin notes.
Aftertaste is quite dry, bitter and astringent.
Medium body with a medium carbonation and natural small bubbles.
Classic IPA, reliable.

Photo of IPAfreak01
4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - slightly hazy dark golden, one finger of white head retained at a thin cover with random lacing
S - mandarin, light toffee and toast, mild floral
T - earthy with light pepper, toasty malt, just not enough hop presence to call this a true IPA, more of a mild english pale IMO
M - relatively light, grainy with slightly musty dry feel
O - its a tasty enough brew but to call this an IPA is not right as far as I can taste, it just doesn't have the hops, i do like it just not as an IPA, still worth a purchase though

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Punk IPA from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 1,294 ratings.