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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1051   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, - FEB 21, 2009
330ml bottle. Standard lager color, white small fast diminishing head. Fruity hopoy aroma. Medium hoppy flavor with citrus, floral tones. Goes bitter and sour at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (678) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (2152) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 21, 2017
Bottle. Golden body white head. Was really looking forward for this rebrew, as I think that I had, the original once before my rate beer days and as I can remember it was not my favorite, the new one is fresh, still one of my faves. Aroma is fruity herbal with light malts in the background. Taste is malty some fruits hints of herbs. Aftertaste is is nice bitter slightly balanced by some malty sweetness. Was expecting more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (1474) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2017
33cl. Bottle. AGM rebrew.
Pours clear yellow with white head.
Aroma pine, some citrus, biscuit, caramel.
Taste biscuit sweets, piney bitter.
Mouthfeel bit oily.
I like the current version better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (11411) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2017
Had loads of this back in the day, but I dont rate from memory so I was happy to see them re brew this. Keg at Brewdog Soho. This rebrew is a shadow of the original, maybe it is just my terrible memory. A clear golden orange coloured pour with a lasting thin white head. Aroma is spicy lemon rind, hop, cereal grains, rustic straw, jammy fruits.. Flavour is composed of grassy lemon hop. Simple base grains. Palate is semi crisp semi sweet, moderate carbonation.. Disappointed, no big Nelson Sauvin character I remember. Would have been a 3.8 from memory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (918) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2017
330ml bottle from BrewDog Online (rebrewed for the AGM). Drinking this alongside a current Punk IPA to directly compare...
Crystal clear golden-amber appearance with a one-finger white head, fairly good retention. Aroma: earthy, resinous hops, pale malt, grapefruit, other fruits, citrus, peel. Taste: same as the aroma, fruity and earthy, grapefruit, vague tropical fruits, resin, malt, long lasting strong bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation, good mouthfeel.
So, original Punk IPA is: identical in appearance, has more of a malt presence, earthier, much stronger bitterness with not much sweetness. It feels less balanced, the bitterness reducing the sessionability, needed more hops. Overall not bad, but Im glad they improved the recipe. Current Punk IPA was my introduction to craft beer and I dont think Id have been so keen if Id have tasted this original one instead.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Heidbummer (518) - SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2017
Nostalgia aint what it used to be...... Reversed for AGM weekend. This does indeed taste like old punk, but the old punk that needed the recipe changing. Its not the floral hop bomb I remember from the first year or two of production, but the astringent, mouth drying hop-shy bitter disappointment that killed this version off. Let sleeping dogs lie.....

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simontomlinson (228) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2017
Original recipe re-brewed FOR BD AGM. Off white thin head left a cover on dark copper coloured still body. Medium bodied. Bitter pithy citrus, hints of malt on the back & quite light to drink - very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Qnex (27) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - MAR 30, 2017
My first IPA ever taste. I really enjoyed it, the bitterness of hops comes in a good shape between citrus aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2997) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle. Pale yellowy gold in colour. Lots of Hops (rather resinous and spicy, grassy and earthy hops. Malt base (buttery caramel & toffee). Fruity (lemon & grapefruit citrus). Nice bitter hoppy bite. Long dry bitter hoppy finish. Nice hoppy beer! (2010-04)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinia (430) - Lviv, UKRAINE - DEC 21, 2016
Кран.Зол колір з білою шапкою. Аромат солодки& і дуже хмельов& трави і цитрусо& Смак солодки& і добре охмелен& смачне, запашне, питке. Кінець сухий.

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