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Style: Session IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 952   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Previously known as ’Dead Pony Club’.

Bottle and keg: Filtered

Ingredients: Spring Blend, Cara and Crystal Malts; Simcoe, Citra and HBC hops.

This Californian Pale Ale packs a huge hoppy punch. A 21st century low amplitude, high voltage hop hit. Some people say slow is good. We believe fast is better. Being shot from a Hoppy Howitzer beats the hell out of trotting round a submissive paddock. That’s why the internal combustion engine got mounted onto two wheels. Screw down the throttle and listen for that dull banshee howl floating back from those malted mufflers. Drink fast, live fast, sleep late and rip it up down empty streets. This pale ale is chopped, tuned and ready to roll. Fuel up and hold tight, this little thoroughbred kicks like a mule. Perfect for drinking by the bottle, case or even keg.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1448) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Kvickly, Helsingör (15,75 DKK). Välhumlad doft av grape och tall. Smaken är liknande. Pga alkoholstyrkan är den ganska tunn, men smaken är riktigt god. Passar riktigt bra att ha med sig på fest, då man kan klämma en hel del utan att det snurrar för mycket!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
330ml bottle, batch 273, orange-amber color, with a bubbly white head, nice floral tropical fruity, green grapefruit, lime peel, leafy, grassy hoppy nose, with a mild resinous, sappy, piney accent, with a faint pale, munich grainy malt note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good flowery fruity, zesty lime, grapefruit, orange peel, peach, leafy, grassy, minty hoppy character, with a hop pellets pineyness, lemon oil, faint pale, munich, toasted malt flavours, leading towards a lemon, grapefruit peel, zesty citrus, leafy, grassy, piney hop bitterness finish.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
calm_dreamer (158) - GREECE - NOV 1, 2013
Orange cloudy body with a little white head on top. Ecstatic smell of pine, grass, some citrus and earty sour floral hops. Taste hoppy, pine, flowers and grapefruit with a mild aftertaste. Palate pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2508) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle @ La Boutique de la cerveza. Golden colour with a white head, medium lasting. Aroma is fresh, hoppy with floral and fruity hints. Flavor is moderate grassy, hay and light hops notes, floral and citrus traces. the final is mild hoppy and moderate dry.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (641) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2013
Nice hazy copper with small white head. Aroma is huge for this ABV with earth, green hops, spice and some tropical fruit. Palate is weak compared to aroma, small carbonation. aftertaste is refreshingly bitter with some water in the end. Overall: Excellent aroma! boring mouth feel, but considering the ABV its very impressive. Its like a session version of a big IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (637) - SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2013
(Bottle) Hazy blonde beer with a strong grapefruit aroma. Plenty of zesty scents in there too. Flavour is an initial hop and citrus hit with a slightly floral edge. Taste is ever so slightly disappointing after the aroma and there’s not a particularly notable aftertaste either. Drinkable enough but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (979) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2013
Shared bottle. Nice light beer. Pours amber with a 2 finger head. Aroma and tasty is very fruity and floral. Nice smooth with little bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radzik5555 (543) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Butleka 0.3L Zlocisty, opalizujacy z plywajacymi drobnymi klaczkami. Bujna piana z duzymi pecherzykami, szybko się dziurawi i calkowicie znika. Aromat intensywny, melon, marakuja, porzeczka, zywiczny na koncu z lekko mydlany. Piana w smaku gorzka i mydlana zarazem. Piwo w smaku owocowo mydlane z wytrawnym finishem i lekko sciagasjaca goryczka. Wysycenie na poziomie srednim. Cialo srednie do niskiego. Od polowy butelki piwo stalo sie bardziej owocowe a mniej mydlane, bardziej przyjemne w odbiorze.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2164) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle from Bierzwerg
Pours pale hazy yellow with huge white head. Smells citrus hoppy, slight malty-grainy. Starts with fresh fruity hops, tropical fruits and some sweet yeast. Finish is grassy and fruity, with a nice malt base.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
In short: A dry, hoppy and highly aromatic APA that feels bigger than its size.
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed a few months before expiration date.
The look: Partly cloudy golden-orange body topped by a persistent small off-white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: The bright aroma is floral and piney, this is quite aromatic for such a low abv IPA, Taste offers a solid crisp malt backbone, very crackery, no sweetness whatsoever. Generous hopping that adds grapefruits in mouth in addition to the piney and floral components. A bitterness of low-medium intensity. Not only is the body not watery but I didn’t even find it ligh. This beer doesn’t taste like a 3.8% APA, it tastes like a very dry 5%+ APA. Very satisfying for a 3.8% APA. An actual Dead Pony Club sounds cool but a Dead Baby Pony Club would be even better, I’m a necropedozoophile.


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