Cellar_dweller (11) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral, citrus aroma. Slight haze. Strong hop taste, not much malt. Average carb. Enjoyable, drinkable beer.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Clear pale amber with medium white foamy creamy head.
Aroma : Fresh sharp floral and slightly piny hops. Nice malt too. Light oily notes, light resinous notes.
Taste : Refreshing citrusy and floral hops. Malty notes with a floral and piny finish. Some malt on finish as well. Very light caramel. Light fruity passion fruits on the finish.
Palate : Soft carbonation.
Overall : Very refreshing and tasty. I had not realize this was only 3.8%. The body feels a bit higher than that. Nicely soft carbonation for added drinkability. Nice complexity, really interesting to drink and highly refreshing. Really nice beer.
jonnyguns (913) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2013 Bottle from mane liquor. Lovely golden orange pour with a small white head. Nose smells fantastic! Loads of grapefruit and grassy hops. Nice hop presence. Crisp bitterness. Great balance of tropical fruits and floral hops. Just an awesome midstrength could drink gallons of the stuff. Best mid I’ve ever had!!
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sheep (93) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle, bbe 07/11/13. Pours a clear coppery orange with a small off-white head. Nose is hoppy and fruity with grass, pine, citrus, light cats piss and mild toffee notes. Taste is not even nearly as fruity but instead rather bland with some earthy maltiness and light, tangy bitterness. Mouthfeel is light but crisp, not watery. Decent, taste is disappointing after the rather pleasant aroma.
visionthing (2739) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BrewDog Manchester. Deep golden to amber with a lasting off-white head. Very hoppy and fruity aroma with lots of tropical fruits, pine, citrus and hints of spices. Well balanced and very refreshing. Excellent APA! (2013-01-25)
Nonnamaria (1) - Bergamo, ITALY - JAN 29, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Birra un po sbilanciata...al naso promette un ottimo taste ma in bocca non è estremamente persistente...birra di gradazione alcolica bassa ( 3,8 % vol )!!!...
rand (1300) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl from erzbierschof.ch. Orangy beer with short yellowish head, fine and low sparkling. Aromas of citrus hops, peach, lemon and grapefruit. Fresh taste but all in bitterness citrus-resin. There are some mellow abnd crispy, hints of coffee, tropical fruits, fragance hops without too much bitterness. Finale dry and astringent.
maneliquor (3112) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Damn good mid strength! Quite resinous and grassy. Good hop presence in this one. Clean bitterness finishes it off. Great stuff with some good length. Much better than the woman's Mikkeller
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gam (3246) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Frothy block head misty deep gold pour strong carbonation aromas passionfruit resiny touch stonefruit flavours medium bitter very hoppy ale stonefruit citrus apricot piney crisp notes finish for 3.8 alcohol very good flavours hops abound lasting bitter sweet crisp malt aftertaste
strafefire (8) - - JAN 24, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Encountered in the Ship and Castle in Aberystwyth.
Up to this point we had been supping Erdinger and freedom brewery’s Ubu and Wild Goose like they were going out of fashion, setting the tone to be very much a Teutonic/pint with assorted hedge cuttings within type affair.
Craving something to cut through the cream like malty wheat-fest of proceedings thus far, I clocked the unassuming Dead Pony Club snuggled between some radioactive looking VK and San Miguel.
Up to now, I have been partly terrified of Brewdog’s offerings. With a penchant for paint blistering abv’s and a most unfortunate first contact in a room temperature bottle of Punk IPA during my undergrad days, I had tended to steer towards my beloved European offerings and anything Wychwood could throw in the public domain.
More fool me.
On a gamble and a desperate need for hops, I took the plunge and opted for the Celt. And my word what a win. At a extremely suppable 3.8, this hop hand grenade immediately threw citrus, pine and the essence of sheer vibrance in my hooter, demanding an immediate and very un-connoisseur like gulp.
On the palette Dead Pony Club continues the citric theme with an incredibly grapefruity bittersweet taste, the hop elements immediately forthright with a smooth transition to an dry finish, practically begging another sip.
The body is difficult to comment as this superseded an erdinger, understandably the pint of liquid weetabix still dominating the mouth feel palette.
Overall? As you can probably gather this wee Beastie of a bottle did not last long, a superbly refreshing beer, the bittersweet flavour profile perfectly suited for either a sumer scorcher refresher or a low abv counter-foil to creamy curries.
A winner in my books, happy supping!