Punk IPA

Punk IPAPunk IPA
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IPA - American
Ranked #3,709
Ranked #20,580
3.86 | pDev: 12.44%
Scotland, United Kingdom
Very Good
Punk IPAPunk IPA
Notes: Our scene-stealing flagship is an India Pale Ale that has become a byword for craft beer rebellion; synonymous with the insurgency against mass-produced, lowest common denominator beer. Punk IPA charges the barricades to fly its colours from the ramparts – full-on, full-flavour; at full-throttle. Layered with new world hops to create an explosion of tropical fruit and an all-out riot of grapefruit, pineapple and lychee before a spiky bitter finish, this is transatlantic fusion running at the fences of lost empires. Nothing will ever be the same again.
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jonmikel from Spain

4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought at a Supermarket in Olomouc (Moravia, Czech Republic). A third of liter bottle poured into a mug.

-Pours a cloudy orange look. A small foam head that slowly disappears.
-Tangerine smell.
-Sweet taste
-Fresh feel and bitter hints.

A superb beer. Easy to drink. I recommend it.

Tuesday at 11:01 PM
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Jaasoares from Virginia

3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale amber with a short lived white head dissipating to lacing. Mild tropical fruit on the nose particularly pineapple along with hops. Tastes of pineapple, grapefruit and the bitterness of hops. Overall a little light on taste. Drinkable...not life changing.

Apr 30, 2021
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Omallyjackson from North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a pint glass. Less than a finger of slightly off-white head with small bubbles. Nose is of lemon peel and citrus with some biscuit malts. Beer is hazy golden orange. The taste is lemon peel with a nice biscuit malt flavor, and very slight bitterness. A solid beer that is less bitter and sweet than most IPAS but not bad over all.

Jan 26, 2021
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Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Clear marigold color with more than a finger's worth of sticky white head. Good retention and lacing.

Aroma is quite fruity. Notes of lemon peel, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, banana, strawberry, mango, passion fruit pineapple, and biscuit malt.

Taste the biscuit malt well, fruit notes mentioned above play a somewhat sweet role but the citrus comes out on top with the malt. A tiny bit bitter and sweet. Body is medium-light.

Jan 24, 2021
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afkIPAs from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Brewdog holds true to their fruity and juicy notes with Punk IPA.

This IPA pours a golden hazy orange color. A gread head of white hair adorns the glass. Tall and long lasting like it's straight from the 80s.

There's nothing Rancid about this sweet smelling beer. Much like Brewdog's other varieties I get a not-so-Misfit collection of orange, tangerine and grapefruit notes. Not too earthy though and I do like a muskier scent.

Compared to Elvisjuice or Clockwork Tangerine this Brewdog Offspring falls a little flat for me on taste. It's not bad, at all. But I was hoping for more fruit or more hops.

Punk IPA brings about no Clash to your tastebuds. A fresh and light feel with medium carbonation has NOFX of a bad aftertaste. Easy to drink!

This is a solid beer. It isn't amazing. But it is far from bad. One glass has me revving up and ready to go for another. Hey, ho! Let's go!

Dec 27, 2020
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Tony787 from Canada (ON)

4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I finally bought 2 cans of this beer at the lcbo in Ontario 473ml 5.6 %
poured a nice 1to 2finger head into glass that stayed there for awhile then left a lace as you drink it.
smell and taste is amazing its less sweet lighter fruits and less bitter then most IPAS very smooth and creamy tasting also. almost like a cream ale
overall this Punk IPA beer from Brewdog is amazing I'm glad I bought 2 cans .
going back for more at only 2.95 a can good price

Dec 03, 2020
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jjamadorphd from Florida

3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Another one from this brewer that I found juicy AF...

I really enjoyed this offering. Decent colored IPA with copious amounts of lacing down the glass. The smell was muted - fruity with oranges and lemon-peel, with a mouthfeel that was light-bodied, crisp, but overly carbonated even as it warmed. The taste was very much hop-forward, distracting from all the fruity scents you know were there for the tongue as well. Overall, it's a solid brew, not the best IPA out there but a great representative on the style.

Nov 29, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, born on 8/20/20, into Southern Grist mini beecher.

Pours a foggy hazy champagne color with a tall shaving cream-like head of 2 fingers. Leaves gorgeous gloppy lace as it recedes.

Some damn fine aromas here with strawberry and wet grass opening it up, slight banana, orange muffin, blueberries, and tangerine.

Flavor opens up with orange and orange pith, then moves on to wet grass, straw, wheat, pine, yellow grapefruit, banana peel, lemon rind, a little bit of strawberry and clove, and finally dry grass on the finish. A little bit of wheat on the breath. The first sip is orgasmic, the follow up sips build harsh resins on the palate and dirty it up a bit.

Feel is great for a session IPA - crispy, tight, busy carbonation, very mild alcohol tingle, and a moderate (perhaps just a touch too much) hop resin that lays on the tongue and cheeks.

Overall, I personally think this is a stellar beer. It's nearly like a Belgian IPA. It's got clove and wheat and has that Witbier thing kinda going for it. Considering its age, it has held up well. I'd have it again.

Price paid : $1.50 a can I think
Would buy again : yes

Nov 09, 2020
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with excellent clarity. There’s a half inch of frothy beige on top. Minimal lacing. The aroma is of lemon and lime. I’m tasting pineapple, lemon, and lime. The mouth is very light and yet crisp and refreshing.

Oct 17, 2020
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Mark-Leggett from Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can. Straw in color with a white head. Tropical in smell, smells of tangerine, lime and grapefruit. Taste follows the smell. Bright, fruity up front end with a hoppy bitterness.

Sep 16, 2020
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DrBeergood from Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Clear amber. Lots of foam (pour cold).

S: Mosaic/West coast/grapefruit style hops. Doesn't smell fresh.

T: Deep pungent armpit kind of taste. Reminds me of warehouse pellets.

F: A touch oily with a mellow finish.

O: Not good enough for me. Fuck BrewDog.

Aug 31, 2020
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Steve555 from Wales

3.03/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Fuzzy amber colour, one finger head Taste of slightly off grapefruit and lychee. I don't care for lychees personally. Tart feeling on the mouth but fades away quickly. I expected it to be more bitter. Have tried a few times and this brew sometimes doesn't taste the same in different batches Not bad for a change but personally prefer IPAs to be 6% or over and more bitter

Jun 13, 2020
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misteil from Ireland

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

look: one finger white head which quickly dissipates to a thin layer of bubbles, no lacing really, beer is a clear amber colour with only a few bubbles rising through it.

smell: quite a nice smelling ipa, lots of juicy fruity flavours, mango, passion fruit, lychee, orange, lemon zest, pink grapefruit, some vanilla, sweet but not too sweet, some malty flavours, a touch bready, caramel, smells good.

taste: a perfectly nice ipa, good bit of malt flavour at first, brown bread, biscuit, caramel, then those fruit flavours come through, passion fruit, pineapple and orange dominate, then there’s a nice hop hit on the finish, not jam-packed with flavour but very well balanced.

feel: light bodied, light to medium carbonation, totally sessionable, very drinkable, smooth, nice bitter sensations on the back of the tongue.

overall: a perfectly acceptable ipa, one which i can’t believe it’s taken me so long to have given how abundant it is.

Jun 06, 2020
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OrdinaryManDrinks from England

1.99/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Soapy. Whenever I smell or taste an IPA, I get a big dose of soap. Apparently that's how some people perceive the aroma and I must be among them. I like BrewDog in general and am a fan of their gin and my no means is this a bad product but it's not for me.

May 28, 2020
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy golden color with a white head, there are citrus notes on the nose, and an enticing malt note.

That malt note is prominent on the taste, perfectly complementing the citrus hop flavors. The mouthfeel is a bit watery, otherwise this is an outstanding old school IPA, IMHO.

Mar 20, 2020
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a small chalice: color is gold, a good bit of haze, frothy head off white in color, some lacing and lingering top.

Smell is really subdued - some pale malt and herbal, grassy hops, light citrus, but really had to warm up to get it going.

Taste has more to offer with pale malt, some caramel, herbal/grassy/earthy hops, some citrus, malt comes through again towards end.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, solid bitterness, light drying finish.

Overall a solid, drinkable IPA - seems more subdued than I recall in years past but still good.

Mar 09, 2020
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Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dollar bargain bin find at my local beer store. Decent IPA. Hazy dark straw color. Average bitterness. Light on grapefruit. Not a good ending, however. Just average here.

Nov 28, 2019
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James94 from England

3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Slightly hazy yellowy gold colour, lasting head but lacing disappears quite quickly
S: Pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, mango
T: Grapefruit, overriding bitterness
F: Easy to drink, refreshing but not overly complex

O: 4

Nov 25, 2019
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3.11/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A tropical ipa which is bitter citrus with some pine. I didnt taste anything different throughout the experience, just citrus and bitter. Not bad but I prefer elvis juice overall for every category.

Nov 14, 2019
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3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this out of a can.

Clear amber with thick frothy head.

Smells hoppy.

Slightly bitter to taste.

Feels light and crisp, not too much carbonation.

Overall very nice IPA. Would definitely drink again.

Oct 17, 2019
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KomodoDragon from Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy light orange IPA, big fluffy white head, limited lacing.

Citrus lemon and grapefruit, some earthy tones. Biscuity malt, a bit dry, but a strong bitter finish with noticeable alcohol. Far too carbonated in my opinion.

Pleasant IPA with enough character to peak one’s interest.

Sep 15, 2019
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MurphyMacManus from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can into tulip pint. Pours a hazy gold. Thick head fades to dense lace relatively quickly. Tropical fruit and herbal/citrus hop notes on the nose. Flavor is well balanced. There's a bitterness in the finish that reminds you it's an IPA, but the malt backbone stands up to it.

Aug 30, 2019
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adab123 from Ohio

3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had this "American IPA" many times when I lived in Edinburgh. It is better than many of the UK's "IPA"s that are under 5 abv, but lacks the crisp floral character of a lot of the renowned IPAs from American craft breweries.

Aug 25, 2019
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can into plastic cup (hey, it was a company picnic). Pours a clear gold-amber with a substantial off-white head. Initial impression is clean and refreshing grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Finish is slightly sweet, with a tiny bit of lingering bitterness. Perhaps not world class, but very drinkable and thoroughly enjoyable.

Aug 18, 2019
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Myk5 from England

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You can see why this is so popular. It's a core beer - a classic taste; a gateway to craft. It gets better (and more adventurous) than this, but this is a worthy start for anyone.

Jul 03, 2019
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