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


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RATINGS: 952   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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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   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
elosop (194) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
Mörkt halmgul och lätt dimmig med liten krona. Mkt fräsch doft av citrus, ananas, mango med tallkåda i botten. Smaken tämligen tunn beroende låga alkoholhalten. Eftersmaken likaså, även om en svag citrusbeska klingar försiktigt i gommen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear golden with big cream head. Aroma is fruity hops, pine, fresh, grass. Taste has tropical fruits, pine, elderflower. Slight bitter and really crisp . Medium really oily body. Nice! Loads of taste for ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alpha10 (402) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
2015/04/22 - Pours a clear, orange-amber colour with a soapy, white head that quickly reduces and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is mainly pine resin with notes of caramel, grain and mild tropical fruit. Taste is a little watery; mostly pine and grain and some very mild tropical fruit notes. Mouthfeel is thin with average carbonation and a watery, mildly bitter, drying finish. Flavours were a little too subdued for my liking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gbgbrouge (292) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2015
Poured from can, hazy pale amber with low white head. Aroma with notes of flowers, fruit, citrus and pine. Taste is bitter with a very faint malt body and fleeing after taste. Lots of aroma and taste but low ABV, nicely done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (884) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 19, 2015
Pours a clear golden with a nice white head. Aroma is piney, resinous hops very flagrant. Flavor is same piney hops with some spicy notes, very clean bitter aftertaste. Light palate, easy drinking, refreshing and very tasty. Love this hoppy golden ales!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vickey9 (644) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2015
This pale ale is hoppy with a thin body. Not bad at all. I like it. Good to keep some bottles in a fridge. B@H

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3235) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Bottle 0,33ltr: Clear orange colored brew with an nice dry bitter taste and hints of citrus, caramel and some pineapple-like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3835) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
pineapples, melon and grain in the nose. Fairly hoppy. Fairly light body, well balanced, clean and refreshing blonde ale. Nice moderate beer finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rezara100 (12) - Firenze, ITALY - APR 15, 2015
Aroma intenso fruttato, frutta esotica, ananas ed agrumi, scorza d’arancia, caramello, zucchero. Giallo ambrata limpida schiuma beige non troppo fine mediamente persistente. Gusto amaro, intenso, con retrolfattivo di caramello e malto, la rendono più abboccata.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
cokolwiek11 (55) - - APR 14, 2015
dark orange/amber color clear beer, white minimal head, disapears quickly. Aroma: 1st a lot of citrus, pine. Than big disadvantage of this beer- sulfur (rotten eggs, dirty toilet). Taste is kinda ok, but aroma kills it. Light, low carbonated, session beer. Overall: too much sulfur, if I’ll get my hands on bottle without this, i"ll re-rate it, but for now, it’s almost not drinkable because of smell.

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