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

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RATINGS: 868   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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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!


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndunlop1980 (9) - - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
This is my one of my favourite session beers, it's hoppy, easy to drink, it smells good, goes great with a lot of different foods, total winner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Brew Dog Camden Town. Pale golden pour creamy head. The nose is very bright and citric. Clean bitterness, soft crackery malt and a very clean bitterness. Grapefruit, kiwi and a nice zesty hoppiness. Really tasty - especially at that ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (387) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
330 mL can. Clear amber pour, sticky off-white head. Grassy hop aroma. taste of mellow malt with lemon and grassy bitterness that lasts. smoother than expected. Great session IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Giochaurand (95) - FINLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours pale copper in colour with medium head. Aroma is grassy hops, pine tree and resin. Taste like a combination of malts and coniferous trees, some citric notes also.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aloiscarvalho (53) - - DEC 19, 2014
Cor alaranjada, com espuma de baixa persistencia. Aroma forte de lupulo, maracujá e damasco. Sabor leve de maracujá e corpo super leve.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
[6398-20140628] Tap. Mild grains aroma. Clear, orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Mild bitter evergreen hops notes in the flavour gets bitter with more sips. Medium body. Good. (6/3/8/4/15) 3.6
(@ BrewDog, Glasgow, Scotland)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mario_giri (61) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Wie der kleine Bruder des Punk IPA. Noch mehr Aromen, fruchtiger. Wenig dünner, flacher. Aber fein.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
grubypawel (99) - - DEC 11, 2014
I think I got an old bottle. The aroma from the bottle was great with lots of citrus, but when poured the beer smelled of honey. A decent bitter finish is still there.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Werckmeister (101) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 10, 2014
orange, clear, shiny color, off white head. smells fruity/sweet of mango, maracuja, subtle hoppy. light body, tastes light fruits, especially grapefruit. bitterness needs a bit to develop but than stays for quite a while.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1777) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle west riding dewsbury. Orange thin Head. Aroma is good tropics lots of grapefruit taste same good pine long hoppy bitters. On body. Great stuff considering low abv.


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