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BrewDog Punk Monk

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
keg, occasional
Punk IPA fermented with a belgian yeast strain and dry hopped with Chinook hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BigDUK (13) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
Bottled. This has to be my favorite BrewDog yet, and one of the best beers ive had in some time. Golden amber in colour, taste is great, really hoppy, has an "American" character to it (down to the hops i guess), the alcohol is there but subtle. a brilliant beer, if you find it buy it, as many as you can!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2009 Cask in The Rake. Aroma is amazing, Big lychee tangerine citrusy goodness, the belgian yeast is key but its not over done, like the banana fruity esteryness off it is good. Taste is similar with a big load of grassy bitterness in the finish. Interesting stuff and dangerously drinkable. RERATE: Second cask in the rake. I recon i pulled one out the bag with regard to cellaring this one, it had been down there an extra week and i only vented it for a few hours. Amazing mouthfeel, probably perfect mouthfeel infact, the chinook bitterness is crazy, big drying bitterness with loads of grapefruit fruityness. Excellent stuff, cant wait for my bottles!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bobinlondon (1293) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2009 Bottle from brewery. Golden yellow with a fresh white head. I have been salivating while reading the reviews of the Rakes recent cask. This does them justice. Massively aromatic from the dry hopping. This beer punches well above its weight with an explosion of citrus flavours hitting you straight off. Then out of nowhere comes the juicy malt base with an unmistakable belguim aspect to the subtle fruity yeastines. This is one hell of a tweak!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at the Rake.
Bloody hell. Hats are well and truly off to Tom for this being in absolutely stunning condition. Lovely and clean solid gold colour, excellent white head, plenty of lace and a proper snowstorm when swilled. The aroma is even more spectacular. My god. That is one of the most assertive yet elegant hoppy snouts Ive ever experienced. Its straight down the middle between grassy and resinous and floral and aromatic. The Chinooks are really singing a glorious rabble rousing chorus coupled with a driving rhythm from the perfectly pitched lightly sweet malt base. Bloody excellent stuff. The flavour follows on in similarly arse spankingly good form. Maybe just a hint of paper from the hops but its really not spoiling anything, its just there if I really think about it. Big herbal hoppage that instantly turns grassy then floral. High alpha content, stunning bitterness and again the malt base holds it all up with considerable strength without ever being too obtrusive. Lip smacking fruity hop finish with a building bitter aftertaste and eventually a polite nod towards the Belgian yeast. The body is superb, drinkability is top notch. Smack me round the face with a kipper, BrewDog have done it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4393) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Tap at Brewdog Brum. Really enjoyed this one. Dont really understand enough about beer to speculate on what exactly the flavours were, or originated from, but this was succulent and tangy and all of that. Liked plenty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jpkeskinen (491) - FINLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Drank as a draught at a bar. Tastes similar as the punk IPA but is a bit sweeter and fresher. Really good!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BitchPls (768) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Clear copper beer with a small white head. Excotic fruity, citrus fruit aroma. Quite dry and earthy flavor. Not sweet at all. Very special and an unordinary IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (22032) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Experimental version, courtesy of Glenn at Alvinne. Thanks Glenn! Bright and clear yellow/orange color with a large white head that settles quickly to reveal moderate lacing. Aroma starts with sulphur, which clears rapidly and reveals notes of sour apple and malt. Flavor begins with sour apple and progresses through floral hoppiness to a bitter finish. Good body. Nice example of the style, more subtle than American versions. Worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markdredge (50) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2010
I did a side by side between this and normal Punk and I prefer this one. I love the extra flavour of the Belgian yeast, love the estery qualities, the banana, toffee, passion fruit and then the kicking hops at the end. Delicious and I hope it becomes a regular. Ive had this on cask too when it had just been brewed and it was fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Shared with the delicious Domnik and delectable Danyul. More brewers should do this if this is what can be achieved. A tartly tangy tasty treat.

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