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BrewDog Punk IPA (6%)

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1016   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (716) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
From old notes. Original Punk is a marvelous thing. Hazy yellow straw in colour with a huge just off white head. Much uncompromising raw dry citric bitterness which dominates from beginning to end and after. Great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gla (14) - - APR 22, 2015
Floral hops. Pale color. Clear liquid and head. It lasts longly in the mouth. Nothing else to report, Sir! :-)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1171) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2015
330ml bottle. Amber with a medium white head. Fruit, hops, fudge and citrus. Hoppy end. Pretty light body which makes it enjoyable at all times.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bubeer (35) - - APR 3, 2015
Pleasant golden fog appearance. Discrete aroma. Well balanced extreme bitterness. The hoppy character fills in the mouth.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredfa (42) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - FEB 8, 2015
Bem aromática. Clássica IPA. Amargor na medida. Boa cerveja. Se não fosse o preço, dava pra beber várias.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Giochaurand (141) - FINLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours yellow amber with low head. Aroma is fresh grass, grapefruit, grapes and hops. Palate is full. Taste is coniferous, grapefruit freshness and hoppy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Birrraio (16) - ITALY - JAN 19, 2015
Golden color, small white head. Cat piss -hoppy aroma (=fresh grass). Cut grass bitterness in the flavor. Nicely balanced, not too alcoholic. Hoppyness rises nicely in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LuisGC (78) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2015
2014-07-17 tasted in bottle in Martina Cocina restaurant (Madrid)...........

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Markth (46) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
Hele lekkere ipa. Mooi troebel en heel veel geur een smaken. Dit is wel de standaard. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JanVah (190) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2014
På flaska från systemet. Ljusgul färg utan skumkrona. Doftar lime. Smakar sött och lite av grapefrukt.


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