Punk IPA | BrewDog

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,814 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
Ratings:
1,814
Reviews:
559
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
585
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,814 |  Reviews: 559
Photo of Jodio
3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of szuhoj
4.68/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.34/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GregorioMagno
4.67/5  rDev +24.5%
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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Photo of MDDMD
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffwildcat
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft, in a shaker pint glass

Pale golden color, white foamy head. Strong hop aroma - pine, floral. Taste is fairly bitter, not much malt flavor. Thinner bodied.

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Photo of igl
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KrisPaulk77
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
4.31/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andpit
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MoFro
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pat2016
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Piercan
4.93/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rating options don't offer the choice of ''flavors''.
FLAVORS is the keyword to this Scottish IPA. Worthy of the best American IPAs, including some bitterness and a reasonable ABV level. Perfection.
Had many draught pints at Black Peat pub in Angers, in the Loire Valley.
Away from Wisconsin, this ale is Oxygen to me.

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Photo of crissxhou_96
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CMC73
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Giangio
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Njj26
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the first craft beer I ever tried. Yes I'd drank regular shitty lager for years, yes I'd gotten into real ales and yes I'd been to America and Germany but at the time I had no idea what I was looking for.

I picked this up in Tesco for probably around £1 in 2007, I just bought it for the name and the cool label. It definitely opened my eyes, I don't think I necessarily even enjoyed the beer at the time and I bet I didn't even use a glass because I didn't know how to properly appreciate it. But wow. What a defining moment.

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Photo of amaury02
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arome fruité, légère, tres bonne

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Photo of INSTACAM85
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mademers
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyinhawaiian
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Punk IPA from BrewDog
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,814 ratings.
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