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Punk IPAPunk IPA
BA SCORE
3.84/5
Very Good
1,926 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:
Our scene-stealing flagship is an India Pale Ale that has become a byword for craft beer rebellion; synonymous with the insurgency against mass-produced, lowest common denominator beer. Punk IPA charges the barricades to fly its colours from the ramparts – full-on, full-flavour; at full-throttle. Layered with new world hops to create an explosion of tropical fruit and an all-out riot of grapefruit, pineapple and lychee before a spiky bitter finish, this is transatlantic fusion running at the fences of lost empires. Nothing will ever be the same again.

Added by bark on 11-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,453
Reviews:
589
Ratings:
1,926
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
625
Trade:
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Photo of Gajo74
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a mostly clear, with slight haze, golden color, visible carbonation and a moderate white head. Good head retention yields a lathery film and lacing.
In the nose I first get an aroma of pineapple juice. It is sweet and with a hint of orange rind. A very faint floral and grassy hops aroma plays off of the bready malts.
Very clean at first, perhaps too much so, with little to no bitterness. As the drink warms up, the pilsner malts flavors are unlocked and provide a bready backbone. Light and gentle flavors of grapefruit, orange peel and light pine in the middle palate provide balance rather than hops dominance.
Medium bodied, clean, smooth and gently carbonated. The finish is clean and somewhat wet.
This is a bit different for an AIPA in that it is more balanced and clean rather than hitting you over the head with hops.

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Photo of lemonox
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IronLover
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden yellow in color with a light haze. Poured with a short, soapy white foam with medium low retention. Fresh citrus and melon aromas with earthy notes. Medium light malt aroma. On the lighter side of medium bodied with medium carbonation and light warmth near the finish. Spicy, herbal hop flavors up front with hints of orange zest. Medium malt flavor. Medium high, spicy hop bitterness through the middle. Citrus flavors with a light dankness on the back end. Finished semi-dryly with spicy, herbal flavors and mellow lingering bitterness. Feel was a bit light although the medium carbonation helped boost the mouthfeel. Well balanced with tasty, bitter hop character and just enough maltiness. An easy drinking IPA with a spicy, herbal edge.

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Photo of heerboth
2.91/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Holderness
2.83/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Robertas
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1mrbeer
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bixby1971
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of utopiajane
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was darn good and I was happy to finally try it after all these years of never finding it anywhere. It was much milder than I expected but well balanced and plenty delicious. Hazy our with chill haze falling off after a while. fat egg shell head that dwindled and left nice lace. Grapefruit and a little fresh orange. Grasses and weeds. Citrusy and a little pineapple too. Sweet finish soft bubbles and a bitterness that was very mild.

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Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trickykid
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hasse67
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bdabeer
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of runlikeakenyan
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeswasgui
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of themayorkoch
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of miguebyte
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at District Tap House, NYC. Pours orange with white head. Aroma is of citrus hops, caramel malt and tropical fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is similar to aroma
Finish is long and dry. Delicious brew.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matuto
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle, poured in a large Abbey beer glass. Exp. 09/2018. Long time since I drank it before. Very nice!

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Photo of Liquid_Swords
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap 0.5L pour at BrewDog in Berlin. Tasty IPA that reminded me of sunny California while I was on vacation in Berlin. This was the first craft IPA I had while on vacation so it was a nice departure from the traditional German beers I had been drinking. Lots of bright fruit notes, not very bitter. This reminded me of West Coast style IPA's.

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Photo of firkingroovin
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Punk IPA from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 1,926 ratings