Friday, July 16, 2010
Day 197 Drink: BrewDog Punk IPA
BrewDog is a young Scottish brewery that has made a name for itself by poking fun at the beer establishment. BrewDog has been in a running high gravity battle with Germany's Schorschbräu to make the world's strongest beer. Schorschbock at 43 percent alcohol by volume currently holds the position above BrewDog's Sink the Bismark at 41 percent.
Not all of BrewDog's beers fit the extreme category, but even beers like its Punk IPA carry fun label art and a bit more hop experience than you would typically expect.
BrewDog Punk IPA is a 6 percent alcohol by volume ale that carries a firm 68 IBU rating. The beer pours a light gold color and offers up pine and floral notes for an aroma. The bitterness from Chinook, Simcoe, Ahtanum and Nelson Sauvinpushes hops pushes this beer along your palate, with just enough malt to round out the experience.