Punk IPA (Incredibly Poor Ale)

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Picked up 2 bottles from the shop across the road (they have a terrible range - this is the only craft type beer they do). Opened the first and took a swig, tasted like an old shoe. Poured it into a glass and it looked like a pint of mild.

2nd bottle didn't look oxidised, and maybe my taste buds were marred, but it didn't taste right. It was more like musty and dank than fresh and fruity.

Needless to say it's the last bottle I'll buy from them. Not the first time I've had a bad beer from them and last time I complained (there was a cork of trub/yeast in the neck that time), they made me open a brewdog account, promised to transfer a tenner into it and never did.
 

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Any dates/batch numbers on the bottles? Its usually ok in cans.
Can post on their forum if you want.
 

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I used to love punk ipa, and hazy jane, honestly the past couple of years most of their beers have gone down hill :( I sent them a picture of trub that came out of a hazy jane can last year.They e mailed me a £10 voucher, still in my email( if any supporting member wants it pm me)

There are so many better choices than brew dog out there now.My go to off the shelf now is proper job, can't go to wrong with that imo.
 
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I contacted them about this jackhammer and they just sent a long winded and complicated reply to explain it. Tasted ok though. But I tried the layer cake last night, never ever again. Hideous tasting beer, way too sweet.



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Brewdog make a couple of lovely beers (Dead Pony IPA and Hazy Jane in particular), but they also make some rubbish. I was given their advent calendar last year and a few of them were honestly undrinkable and went straight down the sink. There are many far better breweries around.
+1 for the dead pony club
Frankly if the beer is good I'll happily buy and drink it; the politics I can take or leave...
 

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Their beer has gone downhill quite rapidly, IMO. The stuff available on the supermarket shelves is poor. A case of punk used to be my default purchase, if nothing else caught my eye. Wouldn't waste my money on it now.

I keep mulling over the prospect of making the original recipe, from their book, but the more crap beers of theirs I try, the more dissuaded I become.
 
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Their beer has gone downhill quite rapidly, IMO. The stuff available on the supermarket shelves is poor. A case of punk used to be my default purchase, if nothing else caught my eye. Wouldn't waste my money on it now.

I keep mulling over the prospect of making the original recipe, from their book, but the more crap beers of theirs I try, the more dissuaded I become.
I'd go for it , I tried to brew the version 1 punk ipa - It was very good, although I didn't replicate it exactly it was way better than the v2 version
 

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