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The body is difficult to comment as this superseded an erdinger, understandably the pint of liquid weetabix still dominating the mouth feel palette.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!
Gylo (191) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bardzo przyjemna IPA. Delikatny aromat, wyra?na ale nie dominuj?ca goryczka. Barwa ciemniejsza ni? w typowych ipach. Oceni?bym wy?ej gdyby nie to ?e bardziej smakuj? mi ameryka?skie chmiele ;)
Dzhigga (187) - Kirov, RUSSIA - MAR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange color with thin unsteady head. Aroma is hoppy, grapefruit. Taste is mildly bitter. Medium carbonized. Light-bodied beer. Finish is rather long with fine bittersweet notes. Nice IPA for long drinking.
trith1 (21) - - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very floral on the nose, the palate is warming but fades too quickly. A lovely drop that just doesn't follow through on the potential. Put this the eaky for a long day of session beers, but nothing to take your hat off too.
wiedrzensky (102) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber with thick white head. Aroma is fruity, peachy, caramel, light roasted. Aroma is light bitter, light sweet, bit acidic for me. Light bitter finish.
neongolden (680) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(330ml can, new label/name, from Systembolaget Tornby) Pours pale gold. Aroma of grapefruit rind, orange, grassy, slightly earthy funky dank hop note, slight pale malt. On the palate, lots of grapefruit rind, a little orange too, grassy, slight grain and a touch of wheaty feel. Lightly sweet at most. A light but dry grassy and herbal bitterness. Mineral in the finish. Light bodied with fairly high carb. A pretty decent session IPA really, nothing spectacular here but it ticks the boxes for the style with a brisk, fairly fruity hop driven refreshing feel.
cervmagpt (287) - PORTUGAL - MAR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 10A). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 239. AROMA: a nice blend of hop aromas with notes of passionfruit, peach and floral, with a sweet and caramelized malt background. APPEARANCE: amber, coppery color with material in suspension. medium ivory head with average retention. TASTE: predominant hop flavour with citric, floral and resinous notes. very faint malt background. high bitterness that vanishes after a while. finishes semi-dry. PALATE: thin body with average carbonation. OVERALL: a nice american pale ale with good aromas and hop predominant flavour.
Przylus (318) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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Fbi (14) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from webshop... Clear orange color... Greapefruit aroma... Bitter taste... Very refreshing...
guiroul33 (161) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden-Amber color, stable white foam. Aroma of lychee, mango. Taste is bitter, light body. Nice (light) hoppy ale!
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Quorce (80) - Katowice, POLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange color with a small white head. Sweet orange, lemon and grapefruit aromas. Low body and carbonation.