Punk IPA | BrewDog

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,813 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:
1,813
Reviews:
559
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
585
For Trade:
1
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Label says something about the beer being the "epitome of pure punk." Okay. Let's just see if it tastes good.

Pours a very cloudy apricot with a busy head that settles down into toad's eyes and some top lacing. Meh.

Aroma is big on stone fruit, some almonds, kumquats. A stewed, caramelized note rises to embrace everything. Jammy, and a bit cooked, like hop confit.

Silky smooth malt comes in on the palate with the first sip. This isn't punk -- it's Tom Jones in a velvet smoking jacket. More stone fruit, especially stewed apricots, emerge, and you get the sense there's a grapefruit about two houses over. A generally sweet profile, with little or no bitterness to be found.

Mouthfeel is tremendous, just wonderfully milled. Pair this body and carbonation with a better beer on top, and it would be unstoppable.

Overall, a nice tipple, although not really an IPA. A neat idea, to take modern California
flavors, and to place them in the context of a classic British pale ale profile. Hard to
pinpoint, this one. Certainly not what it thinks it is, but a fun experience. Won't buy again, most likely, but no regrets about this encounter. Worth trying.

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4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a golden color with a good amount of head retention.

The aroma has tons of sugary sweet caramel malt, grapefruit, citrus, floral notes. Lots of hops as well as a balance of malts.

The beer starts off with a bit of bittering grapefruit pith, then some sweetness that dances with it. A very well balanced beer. The finish has tons of sweet ruby red grapefruit on the end.

I’m very surprised that the beer is only 5.6%, yet so packed with flavor.

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Punk IPA from BrewDog
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,813 ratings.
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