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Punk IPAPunk IPA
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Punk IPAPunk IPA

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Scotland, United Kingdom

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

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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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4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
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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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip pint.

Gold with 1 finger of white, fluffy head. Slightly hazy with light carbonation.

Must, lemon and touches of tropical fruit.

Lemon, papaya skin and green tea. Sourdough bread and honeydew melon.

Medium bodied, juicy, crisp and clean.

Easy drinkin’ with only a light bitterness.

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3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at Dat Dog New Orleans. Served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a semi-hazy light amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and sparse surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves a thin ring behind.

S- Musty hop aroma emanates from the glass delivering a mild citrus note but is also grassy and piney. Slight malt sweetness.

T- The flavor is balanced between a smooth yet metallic bitterness, somewhat sweet cereal malt grain and a noticeable alcohol presence. That being said, everything works decently well together while not being imposing.

M- Somewhat dry and prickly. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A pretty safe version of an IPA from a brewery that's known for being outlandishly abrasive.

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Punk IPA from BrewDog
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