BrewDog “Punk IPA” Review (#076)

BrewDog
“Punk IPA”
Fraserburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

From The Brewery:

This 6% trans-atlantic fusion IPA is light golden in colour with tropical fruits and light caramel on the nose. The palate soon becomes assertive and resinous with the New Zealand hops balanced by the biscuit malt. The finish is aggressive and dry with the hops emerging over the warming alcohol.
This fresh, full flavour natural beer is our tribute to the classic IPAs of yester-year. The post modern twist is the addition of amazing fruity hops giving an explosion of tropical fruit flavours and a sharp bitter finish.

ABV: 6%
OG: 1056
IBU’s: 68
Malts: Marris Otter Extra Pale Malt
Hops: Chinook, Simcoe, Ahtanum, Nelson Sauvin
Twist: Hopped with bucket loads of our favourite hops

Review:

Appearance: This golden yellow slightly hazy pale ale poured nicely into my tulip, releasing a huge, thick, white, chunky, head. The head stayed in place the whole glass, leaving massive amounts of lacing. A perfectly beautiful looking beer..

Smell:Very complex on the nose; it starts off with big citrus zest, followed by passion fruit and a big honey sweetness.

Taste:It starts off very sweet and fruity – a little mango – then moves to a more bitter orange rind and lemon zest. Interesting how it changes over the course of a few sips. As it develops, pale malts and yeast come through a bit.

Mouthfeel:Lighter weight but has more viscosity than expected. Leaves a nice, slightly sticky, coating on the inside of your mouth with flavor that lasts for a long time.

Drinkability/Palitability: High; this is one of the easiest drinking 22oz bottle of IPA I have enjoyed in a LONG time. I wish I had another to pop open as soon as this one was gone.

Notes:This is the first beer I have tried from the Scottish boys across the pond known as BrewDog. I loved the hell out of this beer and am looking forward to trying another as soon as I hit up Sam The Beer Man.

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