Brewed by BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 1060   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Re-released as a special in April 2017

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 01/01/2012, you should go to the "Punk IPA (5.6%)" version.

Bottle and keg: Filtered. Cask: Unfiltered.
Ingredients: Marris Otter Extra Pale Malt; Ahtanum Chinook, Crystal, Motueka hops. IBUs 60
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. Dont be fooled however by this smooth medium bodied ale. As it trickles down your throat as this wolf in sheeps 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pras (597) - Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Surprised that I never rated this one. Really liked it. Nose of resinous and piney hops. Flavor was much of the same. Well balanced and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (963) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2017
Appearance is golden, mostly clear, a clingy off-white head. Aroma- malt, honey hints, hops, grapefruit, fruity hops. Taste- bitter hops dominate, pineapple, toasty malt in the background, mango hints, pine, bitter hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nathanvc (391) - Brugge, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2017
From tap at Le Trappiste, Bruges. Pours hazy yellow with a big, foamy, white head. The aroma contains flowers, hops, citrus, other fruits and grass. It tastes light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Long bitter and hoppy finish, but never too sharp. Soft carbonation, creamy texture, delicate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (7811) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2017
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush as Brewdog Original Punk, 6%. Translucent golden orange, still with a foamy off white head. Aroma is airy, touches of grapefruit and bread. Body is smooth and rounded with soft carbonation. Taste has some light gummy bears and straw, dried citrus peel, bready malt, soft floral astringency. Decent but not stand out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beton (585) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAY 4, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lada66 (63) - Savonlinna, FINLAND - APR 30, 2017
The beer I fell in love ten years ago and now the original version is back again. And it still tastes good. So perfect. The main reason why I love IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (2192) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2017
33cl bottle at home from Brewdog webshop. Nose is rather malty. Body is clear pale golden, head is small, white, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Aroma is malty, tea, leaves, grapefruit. Light to medium sweet, medium bitter. Finish is long lasting hoppy medium bitter. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing, simpler and less citric - fruity than the new version, nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
basjansen14 (301) - NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2017
Goud kleurig bier met een witte schuimkraag. Aroma: graan, lichte fruitigheid, wit brood. Smaak: moutig, zoet, licht fruitig, karamel, wit brood, dennen en een bittere afdronk. Nieuwe recepteer vind ik toch beter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oiolosse (122) - Granada, SPAIN - APR 29, 2017
Botella de 33cl comprada en hacercerveza Granada. Apariencia mbar dorada con una cabeza blanca con buena retencin. Aroma a lpulo terroso, resinoso. Sabor afrutado y terroso. Fuerte acabado amargo duradero. Cuerpo medio y carbonatacin, buena sensacin en la boca. La clsica Punk ipa de Brewdog no decepciona como caballo de batalla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (3352) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2017
33cl bottle shared with a friend. Clear golden with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Subtle bitterness with fruity sweetness. Citrus, subtle grapefruit, tropical fruit, tangerine, straw and malts. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (711) - ITALY - APR 23, 2017
Batch 170166 CB4, best before 18/07/17, aperta il 23 aprile 2017. Ambrata chiara con riflessi dorati, schiuma bianca di media finezza e persistenza media. Aroma citrico non molto pronunciato e leggermente speziato, molto delicato ma gradevole. Al palato pompelmo, passion fruit e leggera uva bianca, pepe, finale molto prolungato e persistente sempre con pompelmo, pepe, erbaceo ed in secondo piano una nota di crosta di pane. Man mano che si scalda vengono fuori note biscottate sia aromatiche che palatali. Retrolfatto di pompelmo. Ben carbonata, corpo medio.

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