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BrewDog Punk IPA (6%)

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 989   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bottle and keg: Filtered. Cask: Unfiltered.
Ingredients: Marris Otter Extra Pale Malt; Chinook, Crystal, Motoeka hops. IBUs 65
A beer of inherent contradiction. This heavy weight of the beer world is strikingly delicate with a white gold appearance. The light fruity aroma dominates the initial confrontation; lychee, kiwi and passionfruit all prevail with subtle nuances of cherry and strawberry. Don’t be fooled however by this smooth medium bodied ale. As it trickles down your throat as this wolf in sheep’s clothing begins to grow teeth. The bite comes as the bitterness builds and endures no matter how hard the malty sweetness of the alcohol tries to tame this ferocious beast.

NOTE: The recipe was changed at the end of 2009, and this version is no longer made, if you have a bottle with a BBD after 1.1.12, you should go to the "Punk IPA (5.4%)" version.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2007
Bottle from The Store, Edinburgh. (Also tasted the cask version at Edinburgh Beer Festival.) Pours gorgeously with a small clean head which has remarkable staying power. Wonderful Aroma of Grapefruit, Passionfruit and american fruitty hops. amazingly smooth for a 6% beer - drinks more like a 4% one! Nice initial malty sweetness before the enduring biterness bites in - amazinf tropical fruit hoppy finish. Could drink this all night long! very reminiscent of classic American IPAs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rogermoore (34) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2007
An actual beer this time. They other ones they do are amazing. LIke a 10% stout with wine and whisky. This one is a pale beer very hoppy. I had 4 pints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (12651) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2011 33cl bottle at Chris Shindig. I had this a couple of times as I couldn’t make my mind up. Pale gold, bit of stale hay, bit of lychee, has got a lot of hops. Lots of hot hop on the end. The second bottle I had was colder and better. Nice hop. 3.4/5 Rerate cask at Coastguard, Bottle from Utobeer. Up against Jaipur as Britain’s best IPA? Creamy hop aroma, quite a light intense hop if that makes sense, good top hop notes. Great in moouth, really wide and great condition. Finish is stunning. Hot pepper green hop is floral and hot at the same time. Overall my most drunk beer of 2010 and third best British IPA behind Dobber and Jaipur. Batch 382 - nope, got some odd woodyness, the malts aren’t quite right and not hoppy enough, not a rebuy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dandansince86 (2) - ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2009 does not count
What can I say Punk IPA is hoppy, the aim by the brewers was to brew a post modern classic beer with a twist and that twist was the addition of some of the brewers favorite hops including Chinook, Ahtanum and Nelson Sauvin which ups the flavor and bitterness. This is a beer that will tingle the taste buds! well worth a taste!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bratlie (2) - USA - MAY 7, 2010 does not count
One of my top ten beers. Smells of grapefruit, fresh grass, maybe some passionfruit. Tastes like nothing else really, the grapefruity hops just kicks your teeth in (is it the Chinook that does it). It’s really citrusy, some like some don’t. Great when you’re having a barbeque. I simply love this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - APR 11, 2012
Ottima come sempre, meno aroma rispetto a quella in lattina, piu’ amara e saporita in bottiglia! La preferisco!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rvhouten (13) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2013
Een echte IPA. Bitter en niet in balans; maar dat is nou net wat je van dit bier verlangt. Hars, spar, citrus. Prima.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OlMalteserHead (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2007
This beer was subject of a debate between me and my drinking buddy Paul - which is better, a "Premium" IPA (eg Greene King, Deuchars) or a strong IPA like this or Meantime? No question - this has all of the flavours you’d expect, hoppy, light, not too malty, and at the same time all of the flavour. Those guys up at Brewdog are freakin’ genius.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2008
Cask at the Rake, London. I’ve had this before in a bottle, and I’m sure it was better from the cask. The powerful tropical fruit flavours give way to to a very nice long bitter finish. It may not be as good as the much mourned Stone California Double IPA, but it’s the next best thing from a British brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papillon (363) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2010 330 mL Bottle. Cloudy straw body with a small foamy-bubbly white head that settles to a foamy ring that wants to cling all over the glass. Intensely fruity-floral aroma with loads and loads of hops and resinous hops coming through with a thick overtone of grapefruit peel and an innuendo of spruce. Light sweet malt body with an explosion of hop bitter in the aftertaste and a strong linger of grapefruit peel in the finish. Do you like to get slapped in the tongue? If so, this could be your pint.

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