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Punk IPA | BrewDog

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Punk IPAPunk IPA
BA SCORE
3.84/5
Very Good
1,852 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:
#11,113
Reviews:
569
Ratings:
1,852
pDev:
12.76%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
598
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,852 |  Reviews: 569
Photo of GreggBarton
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of captainbearcat
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of BILF
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of dragnalus
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of Le_HopHead
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of Jensd929
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of rork
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of Rwalford74
4.73/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I am a big fan ... but so is everyone ... this is the most universally liked beer I know (and I have tried out many on unsuspecting guests )

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Photo of LaMbOfGoD
4.73/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of badandy
4.71/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Appears to have some chill-haze. Hazy light amber in color. Medium head retention. Some lacing evident.

S: Brilliant! Grapefruit galore! Very ripe dark citrus (tangerine?) with a hint of pine. Something else there that I can't quite place....

T: Berries and pine upfront. Very unique hop profile. Bright, floral/fruity flavors followed by a deep, rich, complex finish (honey/pine). Bitterness is present but no unpleasant. Fantastic!

M: To style. Medium body, not particularly heavy, not particularly light. Very enjoyable.

This is one of the most unique beers I've tried in awhile... really glad I ran across one at the LCBO. Will definitely grab it again. For an 8-9% IPA it's extremely drinkable!

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Photo of Nelepko
4.71/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It was first beer by Brewdog and I was amassed

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Photo of Malone47
4.71/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of salvo
4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap, the pine and grapefruit are even more forward, and punch up an already almost perfect beer drinking experience that much closer to pure perfection. Talking to the bartender, BrewDog seems to be playing with the recipe. I hope they keep this one. Otherwise, my review is consistent with the last Scottish bottle I drank:

Pours a beautiful cloudy straw towards golden: the color of clover honey. Half inch bone-white head streaks the glass. Lingering head.

Smell is wonderfully fruity: unripe guava and tropical fruit with pineapple, grapefruit and pine. Fruit is forefront. This fruit is what's missing from my US bottles.

Nicely medium-bodied and assertively drying; ends long and slow, unfolding through tropical fruit esters, then grapefruit, pine, and finally bitter dryness. Overall, this fresh bottle is wonderfully rich and complex: I'll be looking for an opportunity to enjoy it on tap. (Dare I hope for nitro somewhere?)

I'm enjoying this Punk from the bottle in Scotland, so I feel lucky. Had a couple before I left the states trying to make this very comparison. Here's my quandary: is this hoppier to me in comparison because British beer tends to be sweeter and have less alcohol, or does something happen in transit? It takes time, certainly, but this beer is richly hoppy and complex, and I just don't remember the taste being so vibrant in the US. We might never know, but it's worth putting it out there, methinks.

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Photo of Mikhail_Rusanov
4.68/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very balanced IPA. Recommend to everyone

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Photo of szuhoj
4.68/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GregorioMagno
4.67/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Antique Gold in colour, fluffy low density foam without too much lacing.

Aroma: Very fresh and floral, tropical fruits and citrus, light malts and yeastiness

Taste: Follows on from the aroma with a very fresh and fruity burst on the tongue, light and lasting bitterness. Definitely American IPA in style but more balanced than any other examples I can think of.

Mouthfeel: Medium Carbonation, medium body, very high drinkability

Overall: My favourite IPA. Highly drinkable, wonderfully fresh, ideal as a session beer owing to its low ABV for the style and its balanced flavour.

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4.66/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Taste at brewdog firenze. Incredible

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Photo of nelloug
4.66/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lovleystuff
4.66/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured this very attractive bottle of IPA in to my chalice glass and it came out light amber with a medium to large head. There was a bit of haziness too it when the beer settled.

S: This smelled quite inviting with both citrus and floral hops almost making my mouth water. So far very very good!!

T: Wow theyre not just saying that theres and explosion of taste in your mouth there really is! Lovely grapefruit, caramel, pineapple and some other tropical fruits!

F: Not too heavy and definitely not too gassy for me... just perfect!

O: A very nice IPA (one of my faves) but be warned the alcohol content is high and does not show when consuming.

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Photo of clarknova
4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattChiasson
4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my favourite commercially available IPAs. Incredibly refreshing, bursting with aromas of tropical fruits, citrus and hop aromatics. Works great with spicy dishes. Tonight I had it with a spicy vegan burrito bowl tonight and it worked like a charm!

Notes:
-Appearance: Pale. Copper, with slight haze
-Top 6 Aromas/Flavors: Wild flower honey, Pineapple, Ruby red Grapefruit, Orange peel, Resinous pine, light caramel

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Photo of monkist
4.64/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of solonor
4.62/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RDBJ
4.61/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Superb hop nose but taste is very restrained - lively color, lacy head

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Punk IPA from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 1,852 ratings
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