Punk IPA | BrewDog

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,799 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:
1,799
Reviews:
556
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
577
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,799 |  Reviews: 556
Photo of Piercan
4.93/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rating options don't offer the choice of ''flavors''.
FLAVORS is the keyword to this Scottish IPA. Worthy of the best American IPAs, including some bitterness and a reasonable ABV level. Perfection.
Had many draught pints at Black Peat pub in Angers, in the Loire Valley.
Away from Wisconsin, this ale is Oxygen to me.

 323 characters

Photo of crissxhou_96
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CMC73
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Giangio
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Njj26
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the first craft beer I ever tried. Yes I'd drank regular shitty lager for years, yes I'd gotten into real ales and yes I'd been to America and Germany but at the time I had no idea what I was looking for.

I picked this up in Tesco for probably around £1 in 2007, I just bought it for the name and the cool label. It definitely opened my eyes, I don't think I necessarily even enjoyed the beer at the time and I bet I didn't even use a glass because I didn't know how to properly appreciate it. But wow. What a defining moment.

 537 characters

Photo of amaury02
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arome fruité, légère, tres bonne

35 characters

Photo of INSTACAM85
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mademers
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyinhawaiian
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Interesting color of yellow, its pretty bright. Full 1" of white head. I like the look of this thing. Aroma lacks hops. Shit.

Taste, bitter beer lacking hop mouth feel. Jeez, been here before, did the world need another one of these? Much less those export charges? I can't believe the Bros call this outstanding, must have had some payola or something. I would not bang this again, not good, expensive, just doesn't do anything for me in the ipa department other than look cool. That's kind of Brewdog's schtick I guess.

 531 characters

Photo of RMelyon
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on Sept. 28. Would likely thoroughly enjoy a week old one but I wonder if that's even possible, considering this is from Scotland and I'm currently watching am NFL game in a Belfast Pub

 193 characters

Photo of siosu
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dkline39
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bouncepass
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rex_4539
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Hazy golden color, one finger white head, excellent lacing.

S: Hops.

T: Hops.

F: Light, drinkable.

O: Very light IPA but pretty decent.

142 characters

Photo of _Adam_
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Antyk
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of chebode2
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chrisoutlander
4.55/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreyGhost4
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leinie13
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yaron73
4.79/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Punk IPA from BrewDog
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,799 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.