Punk IPA | BrewDog

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,787 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:
1,787
Reviews:
556
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
574
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,787 |  Reviews: 556
Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of geofort78
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Yoann
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank at Café Académico.

A: The body is mid way between a mild opaqueness and cristalline with a very nice yellow colour. The head dimisnished from two fingers thick to a 3 to 4 mm thick but with awesome retention and some good lacing. Carbonation looks average.
S: The smell is resinous-y and citrus-y but it's quite balanced.
T: Instead of having just the resinous and citrus profile, Punk IPA also presents some tropical fruits on its taste.
M: The body is medium-low with some visible carbonation but with a more faint activity on mouth.
O: This beer is a classic. And it's quite upfront on why it was so important to the revival of craft beer and IPAs themselves.

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Photo of DrMindbender
3.05/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bitterandtwisted
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JPadilla
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nichols33
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeBowles
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

The only IPA i genuinly like. It's a great session beer for for or a social drink. It's heavier then most and you can really feel the bitter after taste, which is a good thing. this is a real US style IPA.

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Photo of Ppin
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Miket13
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Appereance of the beer is not outstanding. Golden, clear, with a thin head. The aromas are mainly floral, fresh, and more powerful than other IPAs. In the taste, it is possible to find notes of hops, following the smell ery closely, but adding a bit of bread to the taste that most of the IPAs lacks, which I think it suits the rest of the flavors. It is a refreshing and fresh ale, with medium carbonation. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of ntanp91
4.77/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rejis
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexW693
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitschiguy
4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, pale light brown. Not much head.

Nose - lovely aromas of citrus, grapefruit, biscuit. Very NIce.

Palate is nicely balanced with some nice malt flavours, lots of tropical fruit and some mild bitterness at the end.

Mouth is nice - good feel with a medium body.

Overall I think this is a really great, sessionable beer. To be honest I was expecting less from Brewdog, thinking that their beers would be mainly hype, marketing and too much hop bitterness but I'm glad to be proven wrong. This is fab.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of yokolini
3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sdm9465
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Punk IPA from BrewDog
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,787 ratings.
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