Punk IPA | BrewDog

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,812 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:
1,812
Reviews:
559
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
585
For Trade:
1
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Photo of JSOBB
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 22oz bomber.

Definitely looked great in the glass, quite hazy (almost turbid() and yellow/tan, with a monster head that prevented my pouring the rest of my beer till it eventually settled down. Sticky lace clung in rings around the glass, and a dense off-white foamy cap remained on the beer throughout the entire 22oz bottle. Date on the bottle indicates this beer is in its proper window.

Beyond the appearance, I'm left more than a bit confused by this beer. How it fits in the American IPA category, and has the ratings it does, is beyond me. It's heavy on the malts, with some extremely funky old-boot notes and some very earthy hops that have a residual bite to them, but don't in any way cry out "American IPA,.".

If I hadn't looked it up here to review it, and hadn't read the label, American IPA would be somewhere near the last category I would expect it to fit in. It's hard to even rate this "to style" in the category it's listed in. It could pass as a pale ale of some sorts, but as an American IPA or pale ale, it's not especially outstanding.

Heavy on the funky weirdness, with a somewhat indecisive finish and body that's halfway between thick and watery., and hoppy and malty. Definitely different., but If you are looking for a typical American IPA, then you'll need to ignore the categorization of this one

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Photo of Mark5252
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JTex
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Mr_Pink_152
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jburd19
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of thebrood1987
4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Amazing smell of herbal crisp grapefruit from the hops. On the taste its very smooth with the hop flavors mostly consisting of grapes from the Nelson sauvin hops they use as well as the herbal qualities from the other hops.

The bitterness isn't big but it evolves on the back of your tongue as you progress through the beer. So it does remind you of an IPA most definitely. The hop flavors are what shine through this though and not the bitterness.

The malts come through with the smoothness as soon as you sip it and then it melds with the hop flavor so well on the rest of the sip. Great beer I can't wait to try their Hardcore IPA now that my beer stores are starting to carry their beers more, which I'm grateful for because this beer is awesome.

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Photo of Poutanen
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have tried probably 100+ IPAs this year, and this ranks high up on that list. It's not super hoppy in your face, but it's very well balanced. Good mouth feel, I still have the taste in my mouth from a sip a few minutes ago. Smell is inviting. A quality beer that I would buy again, I'm used to Canadian and American IPAs trumping most other offering (except for one from New Zealand that is my favorite), but this is a good beer from a UK brewery.

Will buy again!

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Punk IPA from BrewDog
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,812 ratings.
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