Punk IPA | BrewDog

Punk IPAPunk IPA
BA SCORE
68%
Liked This Beer
3.84 w/ 1,830 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:
#10,174
Reviews:
563
Ratings:
1,830
Liked:
1,245
Avg:
3.84/5
pDev:
12.76%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
589
Trade:
1
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Photo of Noelito76
2.92/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jtee
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 500ml can served almost straight from the fridge at 11 degrees Celsius (another one of those humid days where the beer gained a few degrees in no time) into a white wine glass. Best before date: 05/06/18.

Look: The beer pours a clear deep gold/amber with 3cm of dense, off-white head that dissipates into a solid cap within 2+ minutes. Good lacing and overall retention with the cap sticking around till the last sip.

Smell: Moderate strength and sharp. Hop-forward with a considerable malt backbone. Hops range from tropical fruit (pineapple, passionfruit, mango, and lychee), to floral, to herbal, fresh grassiness. The pale malts are toasty if not a little biscuity in character. Tantalizing, I can't wait to sip.

Taste: Follows the aroma with moderate strength and balance towards bitter. Prominent hops bringing up the same notes as the nose: tropical fruit, vegetal/herbal, and maybe an additional citrusy note. Again, malts play their supportive role really well. The finish is moderate in length and intensity with balance leaning towards bitter and a touch of mineral character.

Feel: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp and slightly creamy with a relatively dry finish. Very light alcohol warming.

Overall: More or less an outstanding IPA with pleasant and layered hop character. A pleasure to drink – I will surely have this again. Try it if you haven't!

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Photo of brp94
4.61/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bpkrippner
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at Co-op grocery store in Drummnidrichit, Scotland during my awesome 4 days there in the Summer of 2017.

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Photo of SHDoyle
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Description: Honey colored appearance and very clear with a tad of white foam. Smell is pine, tropical fruit, mango and melon. Nicely balanced between the pine/bitter and fruit notes. Taste is pine up front but with a danker, tropical finish. Like the smell, this was nicely balanced. Feel is smooth and less carbonation than normal with IPAs.

Overall: 4.25 (This beer is good and I would likely drink it again) Some time ago I was told that in America BrewDog's beers weren't really that great because they were produced in Scotland and became less fresh over the long shipping process. I don't know if that was really the case, but I have a BrewDog brewery across town from me now, and this IPA was pretty darn good. Not elite or outstanding, but certainly not bad or lacking in freshness. Well balanced and not overly boozy, this could almost qualify as a full flavored session IPA. In any event, this is one you can drink without reservation.

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Photo of Merchaholic
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I suck at reviews but I've been trying a crazy amount of random beers. I've been looking for that next beer I would keep buying. I picked up 10 random IPA's at the LCBO in Kanata the other day and this was one of them. I have to be honest this beer is really good. It's not an explosion in your face type of beer but it's decent and easy to drink. For any of your friends that just hate when they smell that hoppyness after you crack a can this one might be a little more up their alley lol.

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Photo of zacroyce
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dextermcgurk
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mousel
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lelampp
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trdtercel92
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of strohme2
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce canned 8/01/17, brewed in Ohio.
Beautiful clear golden color with smallish off white head. Some lacing.
Light grapefruit, lemon peel and grains.
Grapefruit, honey, citrus pith, floral, graininess. Good mouthfeel and drinkability for a low abv beer.

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChuckTom
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GFish
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brewtalthrone
3.24/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MisterBanks6
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

At first this was too bitter and very over powering in taste but after sitting down to really enjoy it I now find it very pleasant. Perfect chilled on a summer day, this beer does quench my thirst. Very hoppy with good carbonation the clear strong citrus taste does take over. I find this the perfect style of IPA. Light and bitter sweet which is not ruined by over powering mix of hops. Fully recommend, especially from draught.

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Photo of Castolo
3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of saboliver
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Orange gold with a relatively small, creamy head. Succulent citrus nose. Bittersweet first taste with a little bit of bite, complementing the smell. Fairly smooth to drink with low carbonation. Some malt alongside the mildly bitter grapefruit aftertaste.

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Photo of derdtheterd
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesLeung
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baldy00
3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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