BigDUK (13) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottled. This has to be my favorite BrewDog yet, and one of the best beers i’ve had in some time. Golden amber in colour, taste is great, really hoppy, has an "American" character to it (down to the hops i guess), the alcohol is there but subtle. a brilliant beer, if you find it buy it, as many as you can!
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2009 Cask in The Rake. Aroma is amazing, Big lychee tangerine citrusy goodness, the belgian yeast is key but its not over done, like the banana fruity esteryness off it is good. Taste is similar with a big load of grassy bitterness in the finish. Interesting stuff and dangerously drinkable. RERATE: Second cask in the rake. I recon i pulled one out the bag with regard to cellaring this one, it had been down there an extra week and i only vented it for a few hours. Amazing mouthfeel, probably perfect mouthfeel infact, the chinook bitterness is crazy, big drying bitterness with loads of grapefruit fruityness. Excellent stuff, cant wait for my bottles!
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2009 Bottle from brewery. Golden yellow with a fresh white head. I have been salivating while reading the reviews of the Rake’s recent cask. This does them justice. Massively aromatic from the dry hopping. This beer punches well above it’s weight with an explosion of citrus flavours hitting you straight off. Then out of nowhere comes the juicy malt base with an unmistakable belguim aspect to the subtle fruity yeastines. This is one hell of a tweak!
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate. Cask at the Rake.
Bloody hell. Hats are well and truly off to Tom for this being in absolutely stunning condition. Lovely and clean solid gold colour, excellent white head, plenty of lace and a proper snowstorm when swilled. The aroma is even more spectacular. My god. That is one of the most assertive yet elegant hoppy snouts I’ve ever experienced. It’s straight down the middle between grassy and resinous and floral and aromatic. The Chinooks are really singing a glorious rabble rousing chorus coupled with a driving rhythm from the perfectly pitched lightly sweet malt base. Bloody excellent stuff. The flavour follows on in similarly arse spankingly good form. Maybe just a hint of paper from the hops but it’s really not spoiling anything, it’s just there if I really think about it. Big herbal hoppage that instantly turns grassy then floral. High alpha content, stunning bitterness and again the malt base holds it all up with considerable strength without ever being too obtrusive. Lip smacking fruity hop finish with a building bitter aftertaste and eventually a polite nod towards the Belgian yeast. The body is superb, drinkability is top notch. Smack me round the face with a kipper, BrewDog have done it again.
DanielBrown (4054) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Brewdog Brum. Really enjoyed this one. Don’t really understand enough about beer to speculate on what exactly the flavours were, or originated from, but this was succulent and tangy and all of that. Liked plenty.
jpkeskinen (334) - FINLAND - SEP 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank as a draught at a bar. Tastes similar as the punk IPA but is a bit sweeter and fresher. Really good!
Kosmokrator (517) - ITALY - SEP 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2014 Alla spina. Limpido e pallido color arancio con un sottile velo di schiuma bianca. Investe subito il naso con aromi fruttati, agrumati, tropicali e delicatamente resinosi e luppolati; gusto amaro e ben bilanciato con note di luppolo, frutta fresca ed un finale erbaceo e persistente. Corpo medio, effervescenza ’’giusta’’ e strutturata a dovere: una versione più secca e aromatica della già ottima Punk.
BitchPls (621) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper beer with a small white head. Excotic fruity, citrus fruit aroma. Quite dry and earthy flavor. Not sweet at all. Very special and an unordinary IPA.
Travlr (15054) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Experimental version, courtesy of Glenn at Alvinne. Thanks Glenn!
Bright and clear yellow/orange color with a large white head that settles quickly to reveal moderate lacing.
Aroma starts with sulphur, which clears rapidly and reveals notes of sour apple and malt.
Flavor begins with sour apple and progresses through floral hoppiness to a bitter finish.
Nice example of the style, more subtle than American versions. Worth trying.
markdredge (50) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I did a side by side between this and normal Punk and I prefer this one. I love the extra flavour of the Belgian yeast, love the estery qualities, the banana, toffee, passion fruit and then the kicking hops at the end. Delicious and I hope it becomes a regular.
I’ve had this on cask too when it had just been brewed and it was fantastic!