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


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RATINGS: 1100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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.

strafefire's rating

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
16erBlech (324) - Burgenland, AUSTRIA - NOV 29, 2015
0,33l bottle from Merkur. Thin and watery with an intense citrus aftertaste. Not well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiosna (521) - - NOV 28, 2015
1/3 pint @ BrewDog Helsinki. Kauniin oranssisen meripihkan ruskea, hieman samea. Tuoksussa vahvasti trooppista hedelmää, humalaa ja mallasta. Todella miellyttävä humala, hedelmää ja mallasta. Kevyt mutta kuitenkin hyvin runkoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonbenali (9) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015 does not count
A go to session beer available just about everywhere these days! Taste doesn’t quite deliver against the aroma, but for it’s ABV it’s still an excellent mid-week standard. Citra hop comes through but doesn’t overwhelm as it can do. A touch watery and missing malt flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kurczako (137) - POLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Po legendzie spodziewałem się czegoś lepszego. Całkiem niezły chmielowy aromat. W smaku słabo, piwo męczące, lekko tytoniowa goryczka.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DoctorHU (136) - UKRAINE - NOV 21, 2015
Pours in golden fuzzy with small off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, primarily guava. Taste fruity and light, with good hop flavors. Thin body and a bit vegetative taste on palate prevent this from being truly great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarioAdictipa (41) - SPAIN - NOV 20, 2015
Una bona ipa de session o american pale ale ben suaveta pero amb grans intensitas en aromes molt fruitals...nomes abocarla al got els et transporten al carib o llocs tropicals. Amb molt poca graduacio 3,2’un sabor inigualable...poca retencio d’espuma I carbonatacio ideal tirant a suau...molt.bona pel vermuts o cerveses de bon mati...es un suquet!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (2425) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle, medium stable bubbly creamy slightly dense head, qiote clear deepish orange color, aroma of citrus peach and apricot, dlavor of citrus amd shrubs, quite strong bitterness. Straight to the point well made hoppy brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFF (51) - - NOV 17, 2015
Bière ambrée et légèrement trouble dotée d’un fantastique nez de houblon/citrus. Forte carbonation, mais manque un peu de profondeur. Au final, une bonne IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nazbion (163) - Tübingen, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2015
Pours nice amber with big frothy off-white head. Strong west coast style aroma, lots of grapefruit and pine, some caramel too. Taste is weak caramel, light bitterness. Light body, soft carbonation. Nice session ipa, but a bit extra alcohol would make it better, maybe at 4,5%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MBlessing (375) - Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2015
Dunkelgelb trüb mit schönem Schaum, grasig blumig fruchtiger Duft sogar ganz leicht rauchig, Geschmack recht frisch malzig mit sehr herben Abgang, interessantes bier mit ungewöhnlichen Geschmacksrichtungen

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