Pump Action Poet | BrewDog

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Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by 911CROFT on 05-30-2017

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of dcmchew
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bark
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The colour is gold; the liquid is almost clear. The compact two finger head is white, it sinks down to a thin lid leaving some lacing.

The smell is dry with some fruit candy, apricot marmalade, leather and dense alcohol.

The taste is at first sweet with light notes of tropical fruits: Orange peel, apricot, banana and ripe plums. Growing warming clean alcohol. Chemical bitterness in the background – some lemon acid. Medium to full body. The aftertaste is less fruity with somewhat stronger chemical bitterness, wheat dough sweetness and old-fashioned fruit drops. The finish is quite smooth with sweet exotic fruits.

The carbonation is medium strong; the small bubbles fresh. The liquid is thick and a bit sticky.

Not enough bitterness to balance the (fruity) sweetness. BrewDog seem to have some issues with the bitterness in their IPAs…

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Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale yellow color. A little bit hazy.
Two finger high, white head.

Nose: Citrus, grass, passion fruit and caramel.
Taste: Sweet caramel malt, tropical fruit, bread, mango and peach.
Mouth: Medium to light carbonation. Light bitter.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml can with a BB of May 2018. Purchased recently from the Brewdog webshop. Described on the label as a stonefruit IPA brewed with peaches and apricots.

A: Poured into an IPA glass. A rich golden-amber hue with faint haze and good carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of fruity hops with hints of ripe stonefruit, citrus, subtle peel, mild tropical fruit, caramel malt, ale yeast and light earthiness. Nice, though neither as fruity or hoppy as might be expected.

T: Tastes of fruity aromatic hops with notes of grapefruit, citrus, stonefruit, mild tropical fruit, caramel malt, light grain, ale yeast and a vague earthiness. A hot alcoholic note lurks in the background, followed by a restrained, hoppy bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with prickly carbonation and good body. Hop oils stimulate the palate. Aftertaste of light bitterness, fruity hops, subtle stonefruit and earthiness.

O: Pretty good, though not as intense as might be anticipated for a Brewdog IPA. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour have a pleasing blend of fruity hops, caramel malt and mild yeast. Nice body. The fruit content is much more subdued than I thought it would be - the hop character seems to dominate while peach/apricot notes lurk in the wings. The booze is also quite prominent and could be better hidden. That said, it's a drinkable brew that should satisfy most hop lovers out there. Worth sampling.

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Photo of Goofster
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Dazka
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Antyk
4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.21/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PawG
4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flyingpig
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Schooner on keg at DogHouse, Glasgow (£4.56):
Quite a strong beer throughout with more heat than anticipated & a subtle alcohol kick that was apparent throughout but somehow the beer seemed to work & the balance wasn't too bad either. Opening with a nice burst of fruits to give the beer quite a fresh feel, there was some mango & pineapple alongside the usual orange & citrus flavours. The beer was fairly bitter in the early going to thanks to a pleasant combination of pine & grapefruit as well as the stone fruits, although these seemed to have disappeared come the taste. Definitely an interesting & enjoyable beer from Brewdog but I'm not sure I'd rush back to have it again were it on their permanent roster of beers.

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Photo of S_McAteer_95
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vader444
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml can poured into my new Boundary Brewing teku glass.

Pours a very pale orange. Small head, little lacing.

Quite a complex nose of tangerine, pineapple, apricot, grapefruit and a pleasant grassy note. Grapefruit dominates on the palate but doesn't overwhelm. Light carbonation adds to the drinkability. A refreshing beer for hot days. Think my missus might like this. Cheers!

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Photo of 911CROFT
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pump Action Poet from BrewDog
Beer rating: 58.8% out of 100 with 17 ratings
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