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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 1217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle and keg: Filtered. Cask: Unfiltered.
Ingredients: Marris Otter Extra Pale Malt; Chinook, Simcoe, Ahtanum, Nelson Sauvin hops. IBUs 45
This fresh, full flavour natural beer is our tribute to the classic IPAs of yester-year. The post modern twist is the addition of amazing fruity hops giving an explosion of tropical fruit flavours and a sharp bitter finish.


pentaz's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (1238) - Frederiksberg, - NOV 17, 2012
Pour is amber with fizzy off-white head. Aroma is flowery, citrus, straw and toffee malt. Taste is herbal, citrus, dust, sweet fruitiness with dusty hops. Medium body, medium carbonation,Texture is oily. Ends almost chalky and dry.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (191) - CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with one finger of ivory head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, well-defined lacing. Nose is bright citrusy and floral hops and very little malt. Taste is similar, pine resin and pineapple, grapefruit and mango, with a moderate but not overwhelming pale malt background. Body is light to medium, with medium carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. I’d love to try this fresher, this being three months past its best before, but the fact is, the hops are still reasonably bright even so. Pleasantly hoppy, without being a palate wrecker.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 1, 2014
Not the review: What better choice for my no 100 here on RB than the one that took my ’virginity’ - admittedly, not very long ago - at NoKu club in Tallinn. I guess I was at the time gulping my *insert random ubiquitous bland lager name* and we were probably talking some shallow beer-talk, when a friend raised his eyebrows in surprise, asking, "have you really not tried this yet? It’s quite good actually." OK I must have said, and got myself one too. I literally spat my first sip on the table, probably mumbling a mousy ’WTF’ (or ’wtf’ for that matter). Not sure if I ever finished it, but some time later I somehow felt a certain irresistible urge to try it again... There was no way back since then.

Review: It pours a slightly hazy pale amber with an off-white, frothy, retaining head. There’s also some considerable lacing. Aroma is a myriad of fruity and floral hops, there’s also a fair deal of maltiness, and a hint of spiciness, and the vinuous Nelson is there as well. Taste is fruity and light at first, then after a few seconds the thick, citrusy-piney-resiny hop bitterness kicks in. Light to medium body, palate a bit watery, medium carbonation; finish is long and fairly bitter. Definitely not among the greatest IPA’s I’ve had but it’s still very enjoyable. It’s also good to drink straight from the bottle (while watching a film at Sõprus for example).

The bottle I’m rating here maybe deserves a 13-14 overall (Batch 210, BB 25/06/15) - I’ve had way fresher and way more enjoyable ones than this, so the review is more like a combination of all the times I’ve had it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattyhennessy (294) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
Clear golden pour with a decent white head. Very fruity aroma full of tropical fruits. Mango, peach, lychee, pineapple with pine and grapefruit. A strong sweet malt base balances this perfectly. Excellent mouthfeel and not too dry on the back palate. Strong flavours but still sessionable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalspice (48) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Drukket på Tamburen i gamlebyen i Fredrikstad. Herlig fruktig både smak og lukt. Delikat bitter ettersmak.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (437) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - AUG 30, 2014
At last, a BrewDog ale! These beers have proven to be difficult to find in my neck of the woods, but I must say this particular brew was well worth the wait. Punk IPA has a rocky head and an aroma that’s tropical and floral. Taste is predominantly fruity (mango, peach, grapefruit) with some bitter pine at the finish. I loved this brew’s creamy mouthfeel and crisp final impression. I like that the label cheekily describes this ale as a "post modern classic pale ale." Not only does that showcase the brewers’ quirky sense of humor, it’s also a fairly good way to summarize this brew. Punk has the hop profile of an IPA but the ABV of a pale ale. In this case, that’s not a bad thing at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
g_georgiou (203) - CYPRUS - AUG 30, 2014
Hazy orange body with a thick beige head. Aroma is strong citrus fruit, grapefruit, caramel, orange, some pine, some spice, some tropical fruit. Taste is sweet with medium bitterness. Very nice and refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (489) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. A- Tropical fruits, citrus, hoppy. A- Orange color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Mangoes, peaches, oranges, tangerines, bitter, slightly sweet, smooth. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, sweet bitter finish. O- My first BrewDogs brew while watching a BrewDogs episode. What a good combination. This beer was filled to the brim with citrus and fruits, espercially mango. The aftertaste was a little off, but overall, it was a decent IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
sbron (213) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
33cl bottle. Drinking in shanghai brewery (china). Yellow colour. White head. First impression: citrus, bubbles. A nice IPA

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HugoG (28) - PORTUGAL - AUG 26, 2014
Clear golden colour, medium head. Aroma is orange and passion fruit, really nice. Taste is fruity and malty. Good bitterness, long and dry finish. Very well balanced. Great IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loco_gallego (42) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Ambrée légèrement orangée, mousse blanche se dissipant rapidement, petite dentelle persitant. Carbonation faible-moyenne. Arôme d’agrumes, résineux avec léger malt toasté. Goût d’agrumes, puis une amertume balancée. Fin de bouche sèche avec un léger arrière goût de toastage. L’amertume dure un peu en bouche également.


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