VsXsV (4584) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2011
33 cl can from Systembolaget. Hazy golden body with amber hue and medium, frothy off-white head. Smells of fresh hops, citrus, grapefruit, soap, pine, tropical fruit (mango/lichee) and some light caramel malt. Huge improvement from the old version, this one smells wonderful! Taste is dry with medium bitterness. A bit to light bitterness for an IPA in my opinion. Medium bodied with aftertaste that lingers for a while and nice carbonation. Really an improvement from the old one, but not perfect... More bitterness, please! Bullit (4845) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 13, 2011
Rating #2500. Cask @ Bon Accord, 5,4%. Dark golden-orange colour, off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, flowery, tropical fruits. Flavour is lpine hops, pineapple, creamy and juicy. Excellent. beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 11, 2011
The canned version. Really bright lemon taste to me. The Bitterness is medium but distinctive. Pours a light orange color. Nice carbonation level. Good session IPA. HenrikSoegaard (14760) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 11, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Grapefruit notes. Heavy bitter very nice flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Excellent beer especially considering price. (apr. 2 euro). baggio (338) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2011
Koyo (250) - SWEDEN - APR 7, 2011
Apperance: Golden orange witha huge, airy, head and lots of sticky lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, Citric notes, Tropical fruits, Hint of pine and malt.
Taste: Tropical fruits, Hint of marmalade, Peach, Hint of malt, Pine.
Palate: Clean, crisp and dry with a medium bitterness at the end. More balanced than the old recepie.
A very drinkable APA/IPA and pretty good one at that. I’d prefer a bit more agressive hopping but this will do nicely as a lighter hopfix during the warmer months.
CAN (!) from Systembolaget. The first can I have tried in quite a while, and fun that it is a Brewdog beer, one of my favourites. Aroma has a lot of citrus and grass, very hoppy. It pours a nice golden colour with a thick white foam. Taste is balanced, some sweet malt and a lot of bitterness in the aftertaste but not as aggressive as the previous edition. I miss the bitterness overload but this beer is indeed more balanced as most of the reviewers have stated. Mouthfeel is excellent, I will continue to buy this beer as a standard brew despite the new recipe. I love it. DruncanVeasey (8603) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2013 1) 2x4 packs that were supposed to be my month’s supply, drank over the weekend, all out of the can. BrewDog bastards. Lowering the ABV and bitterness whilst upping the hop joy has makes this a devilishly sessionable little beast. I’ve even got my Dad on it. Smells of 1) geraniums, and 2) lychee-flavoured pop. I’ve been having sleepless nights for months worrying that the new Punk wouldn’t measure up to the old- if it ain’t broke, etc. Within the first second of having cracked the ringpull I’m not worried anymore; it’s a rasping, hop-sodden sack of lychee, lemon zest, strawberry chew and grapefruit swaying unsteadily over a fragile biscuit base. And it’s best out of the can, where the aroma is channelled into a mind-altering snort of multicoloured beauty. I don’t need to look at this beer or even taste it for it to make me happy. The hop freshness is extraordinary- you’ll laugh, but rub one of my homegrown Fuggles between your fingers and it conjures up the same lurid palate of pineapple, jellied orange, strawberry Chewit, green stems, blackcurrant....exactly like this beer does on the burp. There’s also something discreetly sexual, which I won’t elaborate on. Revolutionary stuff.
2) 660ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Lager gold capped with fine honeycombing white. Big aroma mingling all manner of guava, dragonfruit and earthy perfumed citrus. Fine, distinctly Transatlantic English taste with a surprisingly soft shortbread biscuit underbelly spread with mango jam and sprinkled with dried curry leaves. Really beautiful- scored it exactly right last time. abemorsten (3690) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 3, 2011
Tap at Cardinal. Creamy tanned film on cloudy golden body. Fruity, apricot, malty and sweaty on the nose. Sweet and bitter with notes of wood, malts and grass. Dry mouth. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Dedollewaitor (16581) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 2, 2011
Bottle @ Kvickly, Odense. Pours dark unclear golden with a lasting creamy white head. Nose is fresh hops. Peach and grapefruit. Crisp, dry and hoppy flavor. Medium bodied. Ends dry and bitter. Nice Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2011
Bottle at home. Clear amber - big white head. Fruity, nice hoppy nose, bitterness, zesty, medium malty, dryness, citrus, abricot, grassy, piney, grape fruits. Nice.