Punk IPA

Punk IPAPunk IPA
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Scotland, United Kingdom
IPA - American
Ranked #2,770
Ranked #19,398
3.83 | pDev: 12.79%
Saturday at 04:02 AM
Nov 02, 2007
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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3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by maddogruss from New Jersey

Poured this from a bottle.
A: pours an almost clear, straw yellow body with a silky, pillowy, fluffy white head with great retention and lacing.
S: earthy, citrus smell; all hops in my face.
T: bitter, leafy, earthy and slight grapefruit citrus taste; almost seems a little skunky, but in a leafy and earthy way.
M: medium bodied and pretty smooth.
O: nice feel and taste combo; ok drinking IPA overall.

Saturday at 04:02 AM
3.81 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on Apr 17, 2022
4.14 by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from New York on Mar 22, 2022
4 by Spencer96 from Ohio on Feb 16, 2022
4.25 by David19457 from New Jersey on Jan 23, 2022
3.73 by bplabernie from Michigan on Jan 22, 2022
3.78 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Jan 17, 2022
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3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the can in the 2021 BrewDog Advent Calendar, it pours a clear amber color with a nice white head that leaves lacing and lasts. The nose gets a touch of citrus over malt. The mouth gets a light citrus accented malt flavor that is a touch watery. Overall, however, this is a decent Session IPA

Dec 13, 2021
4.43 by ScrewyLoops from England on Dec 04, 2021
3.78 by edthehead from New York on Dec 03, 2021
3 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Nov 22, 2021
2.97 by marcrech from Brazil on Nov 06, 2021
3.13 by bad_poetry from England on Oct 31, 2021
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4.87/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Piercan from Wisconsin

FLAVORS is the keyword to this Scottish ale. Worthy of the best American IPAs; some bitterness and a reasonable* ABV level. Perfection.
I've had many draught pints at Black Peat pub in Angers, in the Loire Valley.
To me, away from Wisconsin, this ale is Oxygen. Every first sip I take feels like a new surprise... and the feeling lasts to the end of the pint.
BrewDog Punk IPA is made using just the most basic 4 ingredients:
▪︎ Water - malted barley - select hops**, and yeast. Just like the purest of German beers!
▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎
(**) Centennial; Citra; Mosaic, and Simcoe.
(*) 6.5% ABV => This, I believe, is an Export version.
▪︎Edited and updated October 2021.

Oct 27, 2021
4.25 by altrio on Oct 04, 2021
3.6 by Meddwol from Michigan on Sep 11, 2021
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1.15/5  rDev -70%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75
by endub

poured from a can into a clean pint glass settles to an orange tinged yellow. head at about an half inch then slowly dissipates. overwhelming first sniff of indistinct fruit and chemicals, couple of sniffs in then I think you could claim to smell lychee. unfamiliar initial taste,like out of place and heavy flavoured fruit water, light carbonation like a warm sparkling water. slight burn on the back of the throat on the swallow then eventually a taste of ale that is bitter and that then unpleasantly lingers. I cannot understand the fuss, the hype , supposed popularity or the price. Willing to admit the colder it is drank the easier it is to tolerate, just like extremely chilled cheap white wine would be tolerable, if not broken why try to fix an IPA ?

Sep 02, 2021
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3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Rapscullion from Massachusetts

Poured from 440ml can dated BBD 19/05/22.
Light straw with mild haze. White head quickly fades to thin ring.
Light nose of indeterminate tropical fruit with some citrus notes.
Palate is similar with a rather thin mouthfeel and light carbonation.
A very dialled down NEIPA, lacking depth and complexity. I would have thought this was a Pale Ale in a blind test.

Aug 12, 2021
4.09 by BradtheGreat7 from Ohio on Jul 22, 2021
3.38 by Danzifer from Ohio on Jul 13, 2021
Photo of Captain68
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Captain68 from Russian Federation


Jun 20, 2021
3.88 by Hopweiser from Korea (South) on Jun 11, 2021
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3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Captain69 from Illinois


Jun 07, 2021
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3.21/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by HopHunterCL from Ohio

Pours a hazy straw color with a small quickly receding white head.
I struggled to get much from the aroma other than a little cracker malt and vague citrus, even after letting it warm in the glass.
Flavor was a bit of letdown as well. Muted juicy tropical fruit taste and not much else.
Mouthfeel is a bit watery could use more carbonation maybe.
I bought this as a single can with low expectations. It did not live up to them.

Jun 07, 2021
3.95 by Daniel_Mott from Sweden on Jun 02, 2021
3.75 by avisong from Virginia on May 29, 2021
3.43 by SargeC from California on May 23, 2021
3.73 by GRhoads from Ohio on May 04, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by jonmikel from Spain

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.

May 04, 2021
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3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Jaasoares from Virginia

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
3.91 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania on Mar 23, 2021
3.74 by Simomasna from Italy on Mar 15, 2021
4.25 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Mar 11, 2021
4.15 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela on Mar 04, 2021
4.81 by Nfinlay from England on Mar 03, 2021
3.9 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey on Feb 06, 2021
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3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Omallyjackson from North Carolina

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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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

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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