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Punk IPAPunk IPA
BA SCORE
3.84/5
Very Good
1,910 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
Ranking:
#13,186
Reviews:
586
Ratings:
1,910
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
620
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,910 |  Reviews: 586
Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy orange body with a soapy white head that fades, not a lot of lace on the glass. The nose exhibits some floral soapy notes, along with mixed tropical citrus fruits and light malt. The taste really steps it up, displaying defined fruits like pineapple, mango, agave, and orange. The malt is pretty mild but toasty, and lends a nice counter-sweetness to the bitterness the hops provide. The body is full, with a nice prickle of carbonation that adds to the intensity of the bitterness, but remains dangerously quaffable.
True to the description, this guy brought some serious fruity hop flavors as well as balance, although it's probably not as bitter as hopheads want. Very enjoy, happy man!

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Photo of gobuccos
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dukeandduke
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1/4/18: 12 ounce can poured into pint glass, gift beer from brother, Clear blond pour, fluffy white one finger head. Carbonation mild but sustaining. Pleasant pine and hops aroma . Full flavor hops, somewhat bitter with a nice balance of pine, lemon and citrus. Mouth feel and texture thing, easy drinking. Overall good offering!

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Photo of prototypic
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sqpat
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a golden with a little orange. Half finger head. Aroma-pine,sap, grapefruit. Taste- light hops, little biscuit, pine, grapefruit, orange,vanilla. Mouthfeel- tingly-bubbly. Overall- okay ipa. Not my thing for IPAs though.

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Photo of Jesterr44
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was for the most part a fairly typical APA, with the exception being the noticeable taste of lemon in among the citrus. It tasted like someone had added the sweetness of a nice lemon candy into an already tasty, yet not unique, APA. Liked it, would have it again.

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Photo of CreightonSM
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McWooze
3.05/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Caveworm
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Punk IPA | BrewDog. Poured from a can into a pint glass, the head on this brew's two fingers thick, with spotty lacing, and an opaque medium golden body.

The cracker malts and hops smell great together. Seems like I'm getting into a real treat...

Tastes like a near-perfect blend of the hops and malts going on here IMO. Just so complimentary of the various flavors.

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll rate Punk IPA | BrewDog with an overall 4.5

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Photo of CloudStrife1
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zanico
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nhirsch04
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of dcotom
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12-ounce can into a pilsner flute. Deep golden color, with a two-finger white head that leaves a bit of lacing as it subsides. This is not an in-your-face brew. Nicely balanced, it is smooth and drinkable. Lots of juicy citrus and tropical fruit complement the subtle malt sweetness. Finishes with lots of sticky citrus-zest bitterness and a little lingering fruity tartness on the tongue. Delicious, crushable, and great with pizza. Well done!

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Photo of Curt3
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Punk IPA from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 1,910 ratings