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

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RATINGS: 1212   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!


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
birocotsios (124) - - JUL 27, 2016
Clear golden body with white foamy top. Light refreshing hoppy aroma of flora. Bitter taste with hops, flora and citrus notes and a malty finish. Aftertadte of flora. Light and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wendigo (93) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 26, 2016
0.33l bottle. Citrus fruits, mainly orange aroma. Almost clear pale orange color, no head. Taste of orange, grapefruit and tangerine. Light body, watery texture, soft carbonation and light bitter finish. Great light and refreshing ALE during summer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jack1611 (46) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2016
Aroma: Fris en fruitig Appearance: Mooi oranje Taste: Fris, licht, fruitig Palate: Soepel Overall: Lekker licht

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gaudinosmotors (18) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2016
Hoppity hop hop but not too much. Just how I like it really. Airy, fruity and smells lovely. Nice smooth orange pour from a 330 in the house. Better from the glass second time round than the bottle earlier. Light floral after taste. Easy on the taste buds this one. Disappointed I have no more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (850) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2016
Robe ambrée, fine mousse. Nez tout en élégance sur des notes de gingembre, de lime, de pamplemousse sur un fond de baies de sureau et de houblon frais. Bouche à l’attaque fraîche et digeste, pleine de fruit et d’amertume. Une délice à boire l’été.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeiznogood (17) - DENMARK - JUL 20, 2016
At home, 2015 bottle (33cl). Pour: Beautiful golden dark orange, medium head, good lumpy foam as it slowly fades. Smell: Sweet, hoppy, strong floral and fruity nose. Taste: Smooth, rounded and well-balanced. Floral, underplayed hops. Verdict: Really drinkable beer! The smell is to die for, but the taste lacks a bit of umpf.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Padchenko (266) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 17, 2016
Strong hoppy aroma. Pours orange with minimal white head. Light and refreshing but nice hoppy flavour. Citrus fruity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielst (319) - AUSTRIA - JUL 12, 2016
33cl bottle: Orange color. Fruity citrus-candy hops aroma, white muscat grape and honey flavor. Only thing I don’t like about this beer is that the mouthfeel is a little light and fizzy. Otherwise, good stuff - and of course, don’t bother if it’s not fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BazScott (69) - - JUL 10, 2016
Bottled 3.8% vol. Pours a clear amber colour with a slight white head. Slight fruit aroma. Flavours of hops and pineapple. Possibly just lacks a little bit of bite, flavour wise.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (899) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2016
330ml can into shaker. Crisp aroma of citric hops and grass clippings. Slightly hazy golden beer with solid white head. Laces well.Light carbonation. Light body, slight bitterness. Finish is earthy, spicy hops with late Juicy fruit. Super easy drinking!


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