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brewdog punk IPA

Friday, September 25th, 2009

punk IPA closeup

I recently cracked open a punk IPA from scottish brewery brewdog.

  • I recently read about brewdog in an issue of beeradvocate and was intrigued not only by how young the head brewer looked, but also by the wide variety of brews they were putting out and the interesting techniques they use (lots of whiskey casks – figures!).
  • they have also been in the press recently for putting out pretty some outrageous brews (atlantic IPA or tokyo anyone?).
  • punk IPA is hopped with a couple of hops I don’t see in commercial beers to often: ahtanum and nelson sauvin (a high alpha-acid new zealand hop with wine grape-like aroma).  I have been looking to get some nelson sauvin for a while, so I was interested in seeing the results it produced.
  • unfortunately, I was a little disappointed by this IPA.  I’m not sure if I’ve been brainwashed by mega hoppy west coast IPAs, or if my palate was destroyed by earlier beers of the day, but punk IPA seemed a little too light/watery to me. it was like an east coast IPA without the malt backbone.  it might be a good idea for a hot summer BBQ beer, but I’m not sure when I’m gonna pick this guy up again.

punk IPA bottle

punk IPA