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Punk IPA - BrewDog

Not Rated.
Punk IPAPunk IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,361 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,361
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 59
Gots: 260 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bark on 11-02-2007

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
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4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
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.


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4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
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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Punk IPA from BrewDog
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