Punk IPA | BrewDog

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Punk IPAPunk IPA
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3.84/5
Very Good
1,869 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:
#11,689
Reviews:
575
Ratings:
1,869
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
607
Trade:
1
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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 7/28/2017. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, white grape, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, white grape, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, white grape, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, pepper, pine, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 5.6%. Overall this is a very good IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish, never aggressive. Nice balanced mix of juicy, vibrant, and dank/earthy hop complexity; nice bready malt backbone, mild residual sweetness. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ackeeper
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vaulmas
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mostly clear gold-amber with a lumpy, fuzzy off-white foam.

This brew is really mild overall, with biscuity graham, banana, orange blossom, and an almost wheaty overall essence.

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Photo of Pmicdee
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look - Bright golden colour with a frothy head and retained lacing.
Smell - Citrus, hops, a bit bitter.
Taste - Hoppy, refreshing, unique to me.
Feel - Smooth Medium-bodied, seems like good quality.
Overall - I’ve never had a Scottish IPA before, so the taste is somewhat different. Tasty but unique.

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Photo of Mini4x
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly unremarkable, but in a good way, great overall "english style" IPA. HInt of fruityness, but as someone used to NEIPAs (god I hate that term) this wasn't like a lot of the beers you get in New England, which is typical of beers from the UK.

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Photo of scootercrabb
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy orange body with a soapy white head that fades, not a lot of lace on the glass. The nose exhibits some floral soapy notes, along with mixed tropical citrus fruits and light malt. The taste really steps it up, displaying defined fruits like pineapple, mango, agave, and orange. The malt is pretty mild but toasty, and lends a nice counter-sweetness to the bitterness the hops provide. The body is full, with a nice prickle of carbonation that adds to the intensity of the bitterness, but remains dangerously quaffable.
True to the description, this guy brought some serious fruity hop flavors as well as balance, although it's probably not as bitter as hopheads want. Very enjoy, happy man!

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Photo of gobuccos
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dukeandduke
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1/4/18: 12 ounce can poured into pint glass, gift beer from brother, Clear blond pour, fluffy white one finger head. Carbonation mild but sustaining. Pleasant pine and hops aroma . Full flavor hops, somewhat bitter with a nice balance of pine, lemon and citrus. Mouth feel and texture thing, easy drinking. Overall good offering!

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Photo of prototypic
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sqpat
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a golden with a little orange. Half finger head. Aroma-pine,sap, grapefruit. Taste- light hops, little biscuit, pine, grapefruit, orange,vanilla. Mouthfeel- tingly-bubbly. Overall- okay ipa. Not my thing for IPAs though.

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Photo of Jesterr44
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was for the most part a fairly typical APA, with the exception being the noticeable taste of lemon in among the citrus. It tasted like someone had added the sweetness of a nice lemon candy into an already tasty, yet not unique, APA. Liked it, would have it again.

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Photo of CreightonSM
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McWooze
3.05/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Caveworm
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Punk IPA | BrewDog. Poured from a can into a pint glass, the head on this brew's two fingers thick, with spotty lacing, and an opaque medium golden body.

The cracker malts and hops smell great together. Seems like I'm getting into a real treat...

Tastes like a near-perfect blend of the hops and malts going on here IMO. Just so complimentary of the various flavors.

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll rate Punk IPA | BrewDog with an overall 4.5

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Photo of CloudStrife1
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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