Punk IPA | BrewDog

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,776 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:
1,776
Reviews:
554
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
569
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,776 |  Reviews: 554
Photo of yergermeister
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dduquette
3.12/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of talbotjf99
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeliriumTremens13
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crabbypatty1
4.48/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AugustusRex
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maxist
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of elNopalero
4.34/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This pours a light golden color with thin foam. There's a light lemony citrus aroma to this with a lemony crisp citrusy hop flavor. Light malt, hops up front, goes down way too easy.

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Photo of Aleksaeris
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tdenham
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanK252
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a frothy almost light tan head that settles and laces lightly.

S: Tropical fruit and citrus hops backed with a some caramel malt sweetness.

T: Citrus hops, tangerine and light grapefruit, a hint of pineapple, and some light caramel malt sweetness.

M: Light to medium body, moderate slightly fizzy carbonation, pretty crisp.

O: This beer seems to have gotten lighter since I last had it. Still ok, but I wish there was a little more body to it to help showcase the hops.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Noulse
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good IPA, but so expensive

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Photo of MatChar
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nopunk
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of david_b
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lovleystuff
4.66/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured this very attractive bottle of IPA in to my chalice glass and it came out light amber with a medium to large head. There was a bit of haziness too it when the beer settled.

S: This smelled quite inviting with both citrus and floral hops almost making my mouth water. So far very very good!!

T: Wow theyre not just saying that theres and explosion of taste in your mouth there really is! Lovely grapefruit, caramel, pineapple and some other tropical fruits!

F: Not too heavy and definitely not too gassy for me... just perfect!

O: A very nice IPA (one of my faves) but be warned the alcohol content is high and does not show when consuming.

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Photo of Bradman01
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tsch
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good smell, but poor taste.

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Photo of IDABEERGUY
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VitorDamasceno
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gmartin75
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I expected a lot more than a mid level IPA. I am happy to say America does it better.

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Photo of sengland70
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bird_soul
3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Punk IPA from BrewDog
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,776 ratings.
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