Brewdog Punk AF IPA Review

  • Name: Punk AF IPA
  • Brewery: Brewdog
  • Style: Non-alcoholic IPA
  • ABV: 0.5%
  • IBU: 35
  • Packaging: Can
  • Released: May 2019


The Brewdog Punk AF alcohol free IPA is a remake of their old classic – the Punk IPA. Their slogan is “The Beer That Started It All”. The slogan actually holds true in Europe. Not only did it skyrocket Brewdog to fame but it was also one of the pioneering beers in the European craft beer scene. It has also made some impact in the US, but it does not enjoy nearly the same status as it does in Europe .

Brewdog is a Scottish craft brewery founded in 2007. It’s a beer company renowned for its solid branding and wide range of craft beers. They also make one of the most popular non-alcoholic craft beers in Scotland, and the rest of Europe, which is the Nanny State non alcoholic beer. It was actually the first ever non alcoholic craft beer I ever heard of.

Punk AF vs Non-alcoholic Punk IPA

As you can see, in the picture at the top of this review, there are two different cans of the Brewdog non alcoholic Punk IPA. Myself, I could swear that these beers were different ones. While drinking them I preferred the NA Punk IPA over the Punk AF. The Punk AF I thought tasted more watered down, like carbonated hop water, while I thought the non-alcoholic Punk IPA tasted like a weaker version of the Brewdog Punk IPA.

Supposedly I was totally wrong. Everyone, including the brewery, says it is the same beer so I must be wrong. Maybe they are completely different batches with many months in between and one of them hasn’t traveled that well? Who knows!

Tasting Notes

Punk AF IPA is a decent beer. It won’t exactly win the beer Olympics but it’s a nice companion on a sunny day. If beers were movies, this one would be a pleasant summer rom-com.” It has medium carbonation and a very light mouthfeel but it’s still more beery than carbonated hop water.

There is some lactose added to this non-alcoholic beer, but I can’t really taste much sweetness. Perhaps it is more for the body. Maybe they could have added some more lactose? Too many NA craft beers are too sweet but maybe find a middle point as the beer needs a bit more complexity.

It still tastes like beer, no barley porridge, and while I wish it would pack a bit more of a hoppy punch it’s still quite a good NA craft beer.

Brewdog also has the following non alcoholic beers:

  • Nanny State
  • Wake Up Call
  • Hazy AF
  • Elvis AF (remake of their popular Elvis Juice beer)

Brewdog Punk AF IPA Calories and Nutrition

I’m impressed by how low they have managed to get the calories on the Brewdog alcohol free IPA. The Punk IPA non alcoholic calories are only 37 calories per can. This makes it one of the craft beers with the lowest calories on our website.

I do believe that some drinkers would like the tradeoff of calories to a bit heavier mouthfeel. Having said that, this beer has one of the lowest calories of all the beers we have reviewed. So if you are looking for a very low-calorie beer that is still quite tasty, the Brewdog Punk AF IPA is not a bad choice.

The ABV is 0.5% and the IBU 35.

Brewdog Punk AF Rating

Would I say this Punk IPA no alcohol is tasty AF? No, probably not, but it’s kind of like that song you didn’t like at first and then suddenly it’s on repeat. It grew on me the more I drank it. In the beginning, I felt I wouldn’t have it again but when getting closer to finishing the beer I thought I could have another one.

Our Alcohol Free Craft Beer Rating – 30/50

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What is the ABV of Brewdog Punk AF?

The Punk AF IPA has an ABV of 0.5%. In the US, to be allowed to call it a non-alcoholic beer the alcohol content must be 0.5% or under.

How many calories in Brewdog Punk AF?

There is only 37 kcal in a can of Punk AF. That means this NA beer has one of the lowest calories of any beers we have reviewed.

Is Brewdog Punk AF vegan?

Yes, Punk AF is vegan AF. There are no animal products used in the production of this beer.

Is Brewdog Punk AF gluten-free?

It is unfortunately not a gluten-free beer.

Where can you buy Brewdog Punk AF online?

There are several places you can buy this beer online. Of course, you can find it on their website but we also recommend DryDrinker which is a webshop that stocks some of the best non-alcoholic craft beers in the UK.

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