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Punk IPAPunk IPA
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3.84/5
Very Good
1,887 Ratings
Punk IPAPunk IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

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

Added by bark on 11-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,534
Reviews:
578
Ratings:
1,887
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
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614
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Photo of hasse67
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bdabeer
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jeswasgui
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of miguebyte
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at District Tap House, NYC. Pours orange with white head. Aroma is of citrus hops, caramel malt and tropical fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is similar to aroma
Finish is long and dry. Delicious brew.

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Photo of matuto
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle, poured in a large Abbey beer glass. Exp. 09/2018. Long time since I drank it before. Very nice!

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Photo of Liquid_Swords
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap 0.5L pour at BrewDog in Berlin. Tasty IPA that reminded me of sunny California while I was on vacation in Berlin. This was the first craft IPA I had while on vacation so it was a nice departure from the traditional German beers I had been drinking. Lots of bright fruit notes, not very bitter. This reminded me of West Coast style IPA's.

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Photo of firkingroovin
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of georgeanthorpe
3.12/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lmaduells
3.26/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer disappointed me. Ipa is not a style that motivates me a lot. But I like it with more character. This beer lacks character. Surely it is designed by the general public. But it leaves me very indifferent.

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Photo of TheGent
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sb17
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MuratAlcal
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TargaFlorio
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barnzy78
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, brewed at the Ohio brewery, date stamped 01/02/18. Clear golden body is capped with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Earthy, citric, and piney hop nose with some toasty malt. Toasty & nutty grain with light caramel meets bitter earthy and piney hops; some notes of tropical mango, pineapple, and melon. Medium body, lower carbonation, finishes very dry and bitter with the toasty grain lingering with some earthy hop bitterness. Surprisingly the malt profile is what gets the nod from me here, otherwise it was mediocre at best. Maybe my hopes were set too high on this one. I look forward to trying the other new Ohio brewed BrewDog beers.

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Photo of nwhittin
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 7/28/2017. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, white grape, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, white grape, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, white grape, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, pepper, pine, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 5.6%. Overall this is a very good IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish, never aggressive. Nice balanced mix of juicy, vibrant, and dank/earthy hop complexity; nice bready malt backbone, mild residual sweetness. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ackeeper
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vaulmas
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mostly clear gold-amber with a lumpy, fuzzy off-white foam.

This brew is really mild overall, with biscuity graham, banana, orange blossom, and an almost wheaty overall essence.

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Photo of Pmicdee
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasty but unique.

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