2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Review: BrewDog Punk IPA
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Today is the beginning of the 2015 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! Let’s talk.
Scotch is great, and if you make it out to Scotland I highly recommend visiting at least one distillery (that’s Glenfiddich above). And yes, the Scotland booth this year still carries the Glenfiddich flight. Go for it, I won’t judge.
However, I’m excited to see BrewDog added to this year’s Scotland booth. I wasn’t able to make it to BrewDog when I went to Scotland. Since I was there for work I only had limited touring days, and Fraserburgh, the original BrewDog brewery location, was a couple of hours away by bus.
BrewDog has been known for their extremely high ABV beers, including The End of History. This particular beer was 55% ABV; only 12 bottles were made and each bottle was stuffed in a taxidermied animal. It’s pretty much impossible to get a bottle of The End of History, but BrewDog still produces a 32% ABV beer called Tactical Nuclear Penguin and a 41% ABV beer called Sink the Bismarck!
Punk IPA is one of their flagship beers and has a normal amount of alcohol; it’s a 5.6% ABV India Pale Ale. For some reason I had trouble finding this one and could only find Hardcore IPA (a double IPA at 9.2%) until yesterday.
Somewhere between golden and copper, Punk IPA is a transparent liquid with a small white head. Orange, grass, and pine aroma fill the nose, and the flavors match up pretty well along with a biscuit malt backbone. The hops are bitter, but not overly so. It’s a little thin, but everything blends in nicely and it’s a nice beer to sit back and drink.
More 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival reviews are coming!