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BrewDog Punk IPA (6%)

 (RETIRED)
overall
90
80
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1004   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


IlanMan's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle. Pour was light golden with a white smooth head. Aroma was of tropical fruit and some slight oxidation. Flavor was very bitter, but in a pine tree sort of way. I loved the American bitterness imparted on this Scottish brew, but the bitterness was quite harsh, whereas many other IPAs I’ve had kept the smooth bitterness accompanying the nice malt characters. This could be a great beer if the bitterness could be much smoother.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evilempire (135) - sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Brewpuppy, why did you forsake us? This beer was superb, a true 6% session beer. You claim to be about the beer, so why dumb it down?? 6% hidden extremely well behind a crisp bitter edge and big tropical and citrus fruit flavours. a rare example of a really good IPA, all hop, no toffee, no booze, no biscuit!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMR (295) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
I somehow really love this IPA. It’s texture is nice and thick with a fruity aroma. Very refreshing with a great after taste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lbfigueira (10) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 7, 2014
Minimal head.Very hopy with an orange colour.Floral and fruity with a dry aftertaste.Easy to find arround Europe

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
had issues here with new brewdog beers showing up old, though they were new to us. this seems to be one of them. not much going on here besides malt and bitter, meh...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OskarinBcn (14) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 24, 2014
It’s my favourite beer of BrewDog. Its citric aroma provides it of freshness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1242) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Dirty hazy light blonde. Hop sweet jam and Skunky nose. Neat sweet gummy citrus. Biting and spirited light malt. Finishes itchy and cooling. I prefer the popping citra nose in the new version but I can still get off on the bite here so hopefully memory-banked this accordingly score-wise.

Bottle from the Garvie Cave, Beers Of My Youth Tasting

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3657) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours cloudy lemon yellow with a thin white head. Aromas of skunky hops. Taste is bitter, watery. Thin texture, thin body. bitter finish, thanks again Craig for a beer I didn’t think I’d see again!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jmar33 (165) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. I didn’t know what to make of this beer, it didn’t have the hoppness I was expecting. Nice, but just unusual.

1.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
mikske79 (1246) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Ik ben sowieso al geen te grote fan van IPA en dit was echt een van de slechtste die ik al geprobeerd heb.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chusfatboy (10) - Gijón, SPAIN - JUL 7, 2014
Solamente el nombre ya te da a entender lo que encontrarás. Pruebala y te sorprenderá


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