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Punk IPAPunk IPA
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3.84/5
Very Good
1,910 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:
#13,179
Reviews:
586
Ratings:
1,910
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
620
Trade:
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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Clear honey with big creamy white head. Medium retention. A film remains, and leaves copious rings and sheets of lacing.

S: Caramel, honey, red grapefruit flesh, grapefruit pith, pine sap, tree bark, iced tea.

T: Diluted pink grapefruit juice and orange peel upfront; moderate honey/biscuit malt, some lemon iced green tea, and pine needle. Finishes fairly crisp and clean, almost no bitterness.

F: Light, well-carbonated. Kinda watery.

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

Photo of bmaslakov
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(12 oz can, canned on 04/09/18, purchased room temp 6 pack... poured into nonic)

L: yellow-gold liquid, slight haze; messy/spitty white foam... virtually no lace

S: orange zest, hint of pineapple, perhaps a very subtle note of spearmint; mango slowly emerges... touch of a light, sweet malt sitting at the bottom... the fruity hop aromas are pretty dense, rich; doesn't immediately strike me as a British IPA

T: on the palate, a different take - first met with a green tea and citrus peel type of bitterness, fruit flavor lingering lightly in essence, with a fresh herb note more prominent, while a dollop of vaguely creamy, butterscotch malt rests at the back end of the middle of the palate... malt and bitterness seem to me quintessentially British in expression (mineral blend?)

F: light-medium bodied, soft silky viscosity, delicate resinous grip... maybe a little too gripping (and filling) for successive rounds, and that's on an empty stummick

O: price wasn't too high so, despite the 2-month age of this, I may return to the store for more - dug the taste enough

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Photo of Jbavi360
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nose isn’t very floral. Color is slightly hazy. Taste is bready. Decent to good overal flavor that is drinkable. Not sure bitter that is typical of an ipa.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
3.14/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of boogs06
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a mostly clear, with slight haze, golden color, visible carbonation and a moderate white head. Good head retention yields a lathery film and lacing.
In the nose I first get an aroma of pineapple juice. It is sweet and with a hint of orange rind. A very faint floral and grassy hops aroma plays off of the bready malts.
Very clean at first, perhaps too much so, with little to no bitterness. As the drink warms up, the pilsner malts flavors are unlocked and provide a bready backbone. Light and gentle flavors of grapefruit, orange peel and light pine in the middle palate provide balance rather than hops dominance.
Medium bodied, clean, smooth and gently carbonated. The finish is clean and somewhat wet.
This is a bit different for an AIPA in that it is more balanced and clean rather than hitting you over the head with hops.

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

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 1mrbeer
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 cp45
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 runlikeakenyan
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeswasgui
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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