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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:
#13,231
Reviews:
586
Ratings:
1,910
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Clear golden with healthy off-white head and excellent lacing. Nice head retention.
S: Floral, fruity, pine and caramel nose.
T: Hearty malt backbone balances with fruity hoppiness.
M: Smooth, dry and balanced brew.
O: Good IPA from Brew Dog.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into an English pub glass, my example is a cloudy yellow gold color, just shy of peach, with a copious beige head that retained its shape well. Smells like classic English malt, sweet, toasty, a little aromatic, and bright fruity hops that evoke citrus rind and some tangy spice. Smells pleasant enough if a bit subdued. Tastes pretty good to this guy who typically enjoys IPAs that fall somewhere between English and American, with toasted biscuit and gummy candy caramel malts that assert themselves as you go, paired with lemon-lime-grapefruit hops that also produce a medicinal but not overbearing juniper berry or spruce effect that (much like the malts) accumulates over time. Body has a little chew and this one features a rather crisp, dry finish for the style, with some lingering peppery spice and saltwater taffy. This beer garners mixed reviews on this website, perhaps because of a combination of mindless anti-Brew Dog backlash and a preponderance of old bottles on the US market. Mine tasted just fine. Although this is not a terribly aggressive IPA, Punk moniker notwithstanding (more like John Lydon solo than legit Sex Pistols), it does have some attitude and I appreciate the "malt backbone". More than just three chords and a bad mohawk.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a murky cloudy golden apricot in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation slowly rising along the sides of the glass and some peach + copper + orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy very light beige head that reduces to a mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of herbal and citrus/grapefruit pith hops over lighter aromas of pine hops and biscuit malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of biscuit malts with a light hint of caramel sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of herbal, floral, and citrus/grapefruit pith hops which contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness which does not linger for too long.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly slick and a touch watery towards the finish.

O: Enjoyable but possibly not quite as fresh as it could have been (though the best by date indicates that it is good until July 2014). The malts flavors were a little stronger than I expected and it tasted a bit like the hops were past their prime. Definitely drinkable but not necessarily one that I would rush to grab again.

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Punk IPA from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 1,910 ratings