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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1036   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. Don’t be fooled however by this smooth medium bodied ale. As it trickles down your throat as this wolf in sheep’s 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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IlanMan's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle. Pour was light golden with a white smooth head. Aroma was of tropical fruit and some slight oxidation. Flavor was very bitter, but in a pine tree sort of way. I loved the American bitterness imparted on this Scottish brew, but the bitterness was quite harsh, whereas many other IPAs I’ve had kept the smooth bitterness accompanying the nice malt characters. This could be a great beer if the bitterness could be much smoother.

Luvystypotables (2081) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2017
Aroma, of caramel and tropical fruit, pours a hazy caramel color with a thin white head. Delicious taste of fruit and caramel, with a medium body and a light citrus finish.

bam023 (40) - - OCT 30, 2017
citrus, herbs, earthy, pale, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, light body, long finish,

Grumbo (4120) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Bottle. 6.0% abv. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

weordie (1431) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2017
Pours golden with a big head. Aroma of corn syrup, very lager like. Bit of a lager taste too. Disappointing.

wsyzoscar (2) - - AUG 14, 2017 does not count
the colour is golden. when you open the bottle, the aroma of tropical fruit is punch on ur face. The taste is like pineapple and a little bit malt flavour.
Love It!caramel, floral, citrus, dough, golden, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light sweetness, medium sweetness, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, flat, long finish,

Luchino89 (6) - - AUG 13, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2017 Semplicemente una delle ipa migliori mai bevute. Punk IPA una garanzia (anche alla spina)

loscovar (776) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle from brewdog online store, revival pack. It taste quite similar than the current punk ipa, but the new recepie had some improvements.. So let this one on the closet! Nice to have a chance to compare.

rob19a (495) - - JUL 3, 2017
5/20 actually thought it was pretty bad, really lager and hops pretty disguised. Alright for a lager, doesn’t taste like an IPA to me

Trolle (74) - - JUL 1, 2017
Klar øl med duft af humle. Smagen er god med balance mellem bitterheden og en svag sødme. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

beskid (338) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2017
Very typical, punks are long gone I guess. Floral hops, malt, light overall.

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