Punk IPA | BrewDog

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,800 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:
1,800
Reviews:
556
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
578
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lovely in your face IPA. Would make a steady diet if brewed locally and in cans (like 6 point or Carton).

A: Completely cloudy apricot. Firm 1 finger head. More like a cask beer (which I like).
S: Flowery, earthy, citric hops over a light Euro base. Beautiful flower store next to a bakery. Best part of this beer. A winner.
T: This beer gets more flowery and bakery as it opens up. Give the beer it's due, it's offering a very pleasant and rich arc that is clean, refreshing, and yet fully textured and flowery. great hops atop a Euro Pilsner style base. Clean. Orange zest, orchids, lillies, flower store. Yet never cloying.
MF: Excels here too, Very lovely mouth feel and finish. Makes you want another. Creamy, soft, delicious, delicate - how do they do that?

MUST TRY!

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4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BrewDog is a somewhat controversial name in craft beer. They know how to get people's backs up and they aren't afraid to rock the boat, insult big business and brag about how great they are. Some find their arrogant attitude funny and refreshing while others deem it immature. What can't be denied however, is that BrewDog have great quality beer to back up their irreverence.

And so this leads me to Punk IPA, their most well-known beer that for many drinkers, is the first BrewDog product they try. And damn, it's good. When you pour it out of the bottle (or get it on tap if you're lucky) you will be greeted with a golden orange body and a finger of white, foamy head. The smell is intoxicating: you can practically taste the hops before you even put your lips to the glass. There is a blend of citrus fruits with a tinge of bitterness. The flavour is similar to the aroma: hoppy, citrusy and powerful. There is a moderate amount of carbonation and despite the huge flavours it's a very refreshing and moreish drink.

BrewDog claim this is "how beer should be" and it's very hard to argue with them. Well recommended for anyone who enjoys IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

22.4 ounce brown bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Hazy dark golden brown with a little lacing on the glass

Smell: Slight grapefruit scent

Taste: Better citrus/grapefruit taste with a little bit of bitterness but the bitterness doesn't remain for too long (which I like). It has a little bit of a sweetness to counter the bitterness.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Punk IPA from BrewDog
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,800 ratings.
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