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BrewDog Punk IPA (6%)

 (RETIRED)
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77
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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: 1019   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.


matta's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Pours a hazy copper body with golden edges and a luscious ivory head. The aroma is spicy, peppery, hints of cedar wood. Suggestions of ripened red apple, black pepper corns, wet straw, grapefruit zest, pineapple, and apricots. I really dig this beer!! It is a wonderful change from the American IPA; I have become exceedingly accustom too. Hints of a sour dough bread yeast, and some rye spicyness… Do they use rye in this beer? A wonderful caramel malt and spicy bitter finish… A rather memorable brew for me!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thirstyboris (19) - Camperdown, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2015
Aroma and taste are of the modern IPA and very similar as the Canadian and US beers. Nice balance of citris and malt. Highly recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarbasA (27) - PORTUGAL - MAY 26, 2015
Orange, good head, tropical aromas with some floral, in the mouth is very dry but also have some caramel notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAY 4, 2015
Nice beer. Mix of US and UK styles. But still good hop flavors. First drank: DLD 2015 Vintage: 2015

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (741) - 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 (1212) - 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 (63) - - 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 (55) - 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 (158) - 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 (22) - 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.


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