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

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RATINGS: 1069   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bjakk (767) - Skagafjordur, - MAY 6, 2012
Yellow golden with a white course foam. Mild flower in the aroma with a hint of lemon. medium body medium carbon. Mild malty fruit taste with a mild bitter aftertaste that lasts and magnifies. A really good IPA


1.8
rob19a (346) - - 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

3.2
Trolle (26) - - 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

3.2
beskid (125) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2017
Very typical, punks are long gone I guess. Floral hops, malt, light overall.

3.1
Itzjerm (2863) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2017
At brew dog pub in sweeden. Punk? Not hop forward light hop average week brew. This is as punk as johnnie rottens great grandmother.

3
Cokemonkey11 (879) - - JUN 25, 2017
Bottle from special originals pack, ordered online. Pours pale golden with a residing foam. Scent is light notes of floral hops. Taste is lighter than expected with some soapiness. Finish dry. Good.

3.4
danlo (3061) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2017
Aroma 6/10. Appearance 4/5. Taste 7/10. Palate 3/5. Overall 14/20. Comments: 330ml bottle from Brewdog online. Orangey gold amber colour with a foamy white head leaving lacing and aroma of malt, grainy, biscuit, hop, slightly metallic. Flavour is malty, grain, with some fruity earthy hop bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and tangy bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

3.6
Mr_Pink_152 (4980) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2017
Tried in a bottle from BrewDog online. Blind tasted against the new version. Slightly hazy golden colour with s white head. Citrus and tropical aroma and taste. Medium to full body. Slightly more fruit in the aroma and bitterness in the finish, than the original.

3.7
robinshute123 (32) - Torquay, Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2017 A nice hoppy beer with fruit flavours. Worth trying but verging on slightly to fruit cocktail like!

3.4
themightyjag (563) - - MAY 27, 2017
330ml bottle from Brewdog shop. Thin white head, nice lacing. Clear golden amber body. Nose is pretty malty, biscuit, some light tropical fruit notes. Flavour has more hops, tropical fruit coming through, a very sweet malty note as well. Good lasting bitterness. Medium carbonation, good mouthfeel. Good but I prefer the newer recipe. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.4
hohops (997) - 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.


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