strafefire (8) - - JAN 24, 2013
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The body is difficult to comment as this superseded an erdinger, understandably the pint of liquid weetabix still dominating the mouth feel palette.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!
johndunlop1980 (9) - - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is my one of my favourite session beers, it's hoppy, easy to drink, it smells good, goes great with a lot of different foods, total winner.
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brew Dog Camden Town. Pale golden pour creamy head. The nose is very bright and citric. Clean bitterness, soft crackery malt and a very clean bitterness. Grapefruit, kiwi and a nice zesty hoppiness. Really tasty - especially at that ABV.
RhetoricalAns (387) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 mL can. Clear amber pour, sticky off-white head. Grassy hop aroma. taste of mellow malt with lemon and grassy bitterness that lasts. smoother than expected. Great session IPA.
Giochaurand (95) - FINLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours pale copper in colour with medium head. Aroma is grassy hops, pine tree and resin. Taste like a combination of malts and coniferous trees, some citric notes also.
aloiscarvalho (53) - - DEC 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cor alaranjada, com espuma de baixa persistencia.
Aroma forte de lupulo, maracujá e damasco.
Sabor leve de maracujá e corpo super leve.
mabel (6865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6398-20140628] Tap. Mild grains aroma. Clear, orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Mild bitter evergreen hops notes in the flavour gets bitter with more sips. Medium body. Good. (6/3/8/4/15) 3.6
(@ BrewDog, Glasgow, Scotland)
mario_giri (61) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wie der kleine Bruder des Punk IPA. Noch mehr Aromen, fruchtiger. Wenig dünner, flacher. Aber fein.
grubypawel (99) - - DEC 11, 2014
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I think I got an old bottle. The aroma from the bottle was great with lots of citrus, but when poured the beer smelled of honey. A decent bitter finish is still there.
Werckmeister (101) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
orange, clear, shiny color, off white head. smells fruity/sweet of mango, maracuja, subtle hoppy. light body, tastes light fruits, especially grapefruit. bitterness needs a bit to develop but than stays for quite a while.
s_hartshorne (1777) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle west riding dewsbury. Orange thin Head. Aroma is good tropics lots of grapefruit taste same good pine long hoppy bitters. On body. Great stuff considering low abv.