Punk IPA | BrewDog

Punk IPAPunk IPA
1,839 Ratings
Punk IPAPunk IPA

Brewed by:
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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2.74/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a hazy golden color. There's a one finger white-colored head, but it has poor retention. Lacing is decent enough, though.

S: I'm not sure how fresh this is (because IPA from Scotland), but it still has a decent hop profile to it. Not an amazing one, though I can forgive that. It's loaded with pine, grapefruit, and *maybe* some apricot. The malt backbone comes through quite strongly, loaded with caramel and toffee. Not bad.

T: I pick up some Nelson Sauvin-esque fruitness, especially on the opening. It's weird, actually - it's a combination of grape-y-ness and mint. The more I sip it, the more the mint comes through. And the more I sip it, the more the mint ruins the balance of everything. I even dare suggest it's medicinal. While the general flavor isn't very good, it's not an undrinkable mess. That's great, I suppose...

M: It's pretty light on the palate, which is good. In spite of its age, it's also pretty dry - and that's also good too, I don't want this mint bomb to linger on my palate any further. Carbonation is about medium.

O: This would be a lot better if it were fresh. Seeing as I'm a 'Merican who's not in Scotland and don't have access to this AFAP (as fresh as possible), I have to grade it as is, which means I can't give it a good score. Come to think about it, is it really worth buying foreign IPAs? They're always going to be more expensive, and likely won't be fresh, either.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into shaker pint with a nice fluffy inch and a half white head. Color is a straw yellow with a slight haze. Some good lacing was left on the glass as I drank it.

Aroma is fantastic! Huge burst of citrus dominates

Taste - grapefruit, a bit of sweetness balanced by a good amount of hops

Mouthfeel is standard for an IPA - medium body and good carbonation

Overall - this is a good IPA but nothing too special. I got really worked up after the pour and taking a big whiff, but taste was okay. Not worth the price IMO ( 12 for a 4 pack)

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pour a very pale clear amber.

The smell is citrus/tropical hops, pineapple dominates.

The taste is citrus hops pineapple,lemon, orange, fairly bitter. The malt is very light, definitely hop forward.

The feel is light, easy drinking, medium carbonation.

Overall a really good ipa in the american style but is still original.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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