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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Session IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Also 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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3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
strafefire (8) - - JAN 24, 2013
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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdebonth (9) - BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2016 does not count
Lots of flavor packed into 3.8%! Beautiful hop profile and a decent body makes it super sessionable. Great brew to have around for BBQs/gatherings.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
overtheline (110) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours mid amber with white head fading to cap. Great aroma of ripe mango along with some dank pine. It’s all a bit watered down and underwhelming but, for a beer below 4% it delivers good flavour and decent balance. Maybe a bit more bitterness at the end would keep things going a bit longer.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brastad (10) - - MAY 23, 2016
Medium kullsyre. Veldig mye citrus. Mye humle. Rar aroma (humlen?). Ikke noe spesielt.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nicke80 (371) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
33 cl can from systembolaget. Pours golden with little head. Fruity, citrus aroma with citrus and hoppy taste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erzengel (7297) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2016
Many thanks to Eike. Great floral intense piney nose. Floral intense beginning. Intense but weak in body. Grainy fresh with floral piney aroma. But the nose is more intense than the taste. Floral but grainy dry aftertaste. A bit disappointing.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PowY (47) - - MAY 19, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours amber with an average white head. Strong hoppy aroma of flowers, citrus and stone fruits. Light to medium watery body with soft carbonation. Starts with low sweetness and bitterness and finishes quickly with moderate bitterness. A nice light ale.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (889) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2016
Copenhagen 16/5 2016. 33 cl bottle from Kvickly. The usual chaotic with lots text, a bowling running dog in a pictogram and a little stamp demanding Equity for punks. Pours slightly hazy orangeish yellow with full white head. Settles as 1 cm thick layer of foam. Nice lacing. Aroma is sweet and distinct. Exotic fruit like Passion Fruit, peach and mango. Some fermentation giving some slightly rotten odeur. Some citric notes but not dominating. Soft carbonation and watery palate. Flavor is balanced between sweetness and sourness and bitterness. But quite diluted and watery. Refreshing but a bit on the watery side.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
HonestGriff (53) - Birkenhead, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
Not my beer, too citrus for me, smells like flowers tastes like fruity beer, beer shouldn’t be fruity!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
allanmb (102) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Pours clear deep golden with small off white head. Aroma of citrus and pine hops with nice malty toffee edge. Light mouth feel with good carbonation. Taste is of tropical fruit and grassy pine nicely balanced with some light malt. Mildly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nurmis (226) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle at home titled "Dead Pony Club". Pours slightly hazy amber with no head. Aroma of citrus hoppiness with notes of pine and grape. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Nicely balanced. Good.


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