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Punk IPAPunk IPA
BA SCORE
3.84/5
Very Good
1,894 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:
#12,735
Reviews:
580
Ratings:
1,894
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
618
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,894 |  Reviews: 580
Photo of IronLover
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden yellow in color with a light haze. Poured with a short, soapy white foam with medium low retention. Fresh citrus and melon aromas with earthy notes. Medium light malt aroma. On the lighter side of medium bodied with medium carbonation and light warmth near the finish. Spicy, herbal hop flavors up front with hints of orange zest. Medium malt flavor. Medium high, spicy hop bitterness through the middle. Citrus flavors with a light dankness on the back end. Finished semi-dryly with spicy, herbal flavors and mellow lingering bitterness. Feel was a bit light although the medium carbonation helped boost the mouthfeel. Well balanced with tasty, bitter hop character and just enough maltiness. An easy drinking IPA with a spicy, herbal edge.

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Photo of heerboth
2.91/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Holderness
2.83/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Robertas
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bixby1971
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of utopiajane
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was darn good and I was happy to finally try it after all these years of never finding it anywhere. It was much milder than I expected but well balanced and plenty delicious. Hazy our with chill haze falling off after a while. fat egg shell head that dwindled and left nice lace. Grapefruit and a little fresh orange. Grasses and weeds. Citrusy and a little pineapple too. Sweet finish soft bubbles and a bitterness that was very mild.

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

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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