Originally posted by Gary
I LOVED the original PUNK IPA 6 % recipe. As others here would testify the beer was really assertively dry -an in-ya-face hop profile onslaught on the palate..its character matched the bravardo and "take no shit" attitude Brewdog used with their clever markting... then the beer changed . It became a 5.6% overly sweet IPA -departed was that intense hop bite textures...as if they were dumbing down the recipe to cater for lager appeal.
The demise of the original 6% ABV Punk was the beginning of the end for me.
Meh! All this love for original Punk sets my teeth on edge. When new Punk was introduced there was at least one side by side tasting (at the Rake) and frankly the new version pissed all over the old version which tasted bland, dry and dusty by comparison.
Yeah it was less bitter than Old Punk but it was cleaner, better balanced and more nuanced in terms of its hop flavours.
Fans of the old style are living in the past man! (Cue Jethro Tull) .
It was at the White Horse and I thought the new punk was good but since itís been erratic. It also takes time for a new brewery to become acclimatised to batches. Iíve enjoyed recent batches of Punk but the Ahtanum isnít a favourite hop of mine and could be swapped with Amarillo.
Originally posted by tdtm82It also takes time for a new brewery to become acclimatised to batches. Iíve enjoyed recent batches of Punk but the Ahtanum isnít a favourite hop of mine and could be swapped with Amarillo.
But ... Punk was variable as all hell even before they moved to the new brewery. I dunno, it feels like a total lottery buying that beer. I love it when itís great, but when itís not great it can be terrible. Iíve had enough bad ones (and wasted enough money) to put me off taking the risk any more.