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Style: Session IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 847   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theoncle (57) - Barcelona, - DEC 24, 2012
D’ampolla. Aroma molt intens de llúpol que recorda l’herba recent tallada. De cos lleuger i forta amargor. Ideal pels matins de calor.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (564) - CROATIA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle; pours a hazy amber with a thin off white head; sweet aroma of tropical fruit, caramel, malt, and honey; taste is bittersweet grapefruit, caramel, malt, and some yeast, honey, and tropical fruits; finish is mostly wet and bitter; good beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hidden_Pooch (409) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Pours a murky amber with a tiny head. Aroma is of caramel, toffee, mango and other tropical fruits. Tastes of grass, caramel, pine, mango, and lemon. The mouth feel is where it goes wrong. It felt very flat with low carbonation and feels like water, although it has a nice bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrew_drinks (64) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle from Auchan. Have to rate it sometime I guess. Pale yellow pour, small head. Grassy citrus hop aroma with that ’this is a Brewdog beer’ aroma of slight pissiness. Body is very light, but is present enough to keep it drinkable. Lots of hop flavour throughout, from lemon and grapefruit to gooseberry then back to more grapefruit in the finish. It’s a good, drinkable APA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puren (53) - POLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Piana: drobna, obfita, redukuje się do krążka, niezły lacing; Aromat: chmielowy, grejpfrut, po wybełtaniu trochę kanałem daje; Smak: chmielowy grejpfrutowy z krótkim posmakiem chlebowym, leciutko żelazistym odczucie: średnia goryczka, mocno nasycone; Ogólnie: średnie.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aloneartist (5) - - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
Easy drinking, nice hoppy aroma. Flavour: fruity, grass, slightly sweet with mid bitter hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lobs_ols (135) - LATVIA - NOV 14, 2014
Clear amber, strong white head. Delightful fruity hop aroma. Full-bodied and yet refreshing, bitterness balanced with a fruity sweetness. Lovely full-bitter finish. Delightful!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (207) - LATVIA - NOV 14, 2014
Pretty nice hoppy aroma, simple drinkable beer. Perfect for summer chill :)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
didierlewallon (125) - ponferrada, SPAIN - NOV 14, 2014
Cerveza de color naranja, espuma de color blanca. Aroma a cítricos, hierbas y lúpulo floral. Sabor amargo y agridulce. Cerveza con mucho lúpulo, sabrosa y refrescante.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWS9 (500) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
Can. Nice and hoppy, but with a malty base. Varied fruit: plum, grape, some citrus, along with sweet touches of caramel/toffee. Quite smooth and drinkable too. Quite a bit going on with this one - nice.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheFoamhead (37) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
Hop is the only thing you’ll get. It’s true that this beer seems stronger than it’s 3.8% and it’s medium bodied. But some taste beyond or besides the hop blast would have been nice. BrewDog surely knows about brewing excellent beers - but this one is maybe the exception that makes the proof.


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