Punk IPA - BrewDog
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3.75/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Appearance - Very pale yellow, with a small but dense and lumpy white head.
Smell - Grapefruit, pine, alcohol, resin, and a bit of buiscut.
Taste - It starts out bready, dry, and well balanced, but the hops show their true power at the finish. The finish is very bitter, as is the lingering aftertaste. Now that I think of it, there's not much flavor to the hops other than bitterness, and a little bit of grapefruit that probably comes from the nose more than anything.
Mouthfeel - Medium-thin body and medium-low carbonation.
Notes - This isn't really my kind of IPA, in that I prefer more diverse hop flavors and less raw bitterness. Like all my reviews this is the first beer of the night, however I suspect this beer would work better at the middle or end of a session, when your taste buds are already numbed and the bitterness would be more welcome. I didn't care for the lingering bitter aftertaste and the thinner-than-average body. On the plus side I enjoyed the nose, and the dry malts worked well. Overall, I'd rate it as average. Not bad, but not worth seeking out.
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2010 15:45:39 | More by Fnord
Punk IPA from BrewDog
85 out of 100 based on 1,030 ratings.