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


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RATINGS: 1177   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Evilkniamhel (303) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2016
From can at appellation wines. Clear amber. Nose of pine resin, fresh sweat. Dry and bitter on the palate. Lots going on for the low abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ndburns (54) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
330ml bottle from Asda. Pours a clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma is very hoppy, hints of grass and fruit. Taste is bitter and sweet, flavour mostly hops, cut grass. A bit thin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (1008) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 28, 2016
0,33l bottle from Damian Bottle Shop, Bratislava, BBD: 19/01/17 Pours light hazy deep golden liquid, small frothy white head, fell down quickly, Aroma: extremely intensive hopy aroma, citrus, pine, mango, fruity, rare wood, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter, light to medium sour, fruity, citrus, caramel, light malty, but at the end bit blind or faint. Palate: light to medium body, soft to average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long bitter aftertaste, Overall: very good, nose is excellent, taste not so, but still quite good. Lacks perhaps more sweetness, bit more body, but in general very solid session pale ale. Enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (2950) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2016
helder oranje/gouden met volle witte kraag. aroma is mooi hoppig, den, grapefruit, citrus, gras, erf fris, zoet, plakkerige kraag. smaken zijn lekker hoppig, den, citrus, olieachtig, vrij dun van textuur sinaasappel, licht bitterzoet, vind het aroma echter wel beter dan de smaak, matrige body, goede co2.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skaramucha (8) - - APR 25, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: APR 25, 2016 Buona non eccezionale, buon profumo di agrumi bel colore ambrato. L?aroma non č persistente e il grado alcolico tenue favorisce la "bevuta". L?amaro č abbastanza equilibrato e la schiuma bianca tendente al giallo non persistente e di lieve intensitŕ. Carbonatura leggera.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Speko (109) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Can 0,33. Pours clear golden with medium white head, good retention and some lacing. Floral, tropical fruits, grass, melon, pine. Citrus, hops and some bitterness in the aftertaste. Fizzy carbonation and medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kamikaze_A6M5 (36) - - APR 23, 2016
0,33l bottle from market. Pours golden, sweet fruits in aroma. Caramel, spices, hay, peach with hint of citrus fruits and biscuity tones. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rogerresendebeer (6) - - APR 21, 2016 does not count
Paris - 2 euros no mercado Monoprix. La vou eu falar de novo de uma cerveja da Brewdog. Como um fă de IPAs nao sei mais o que dizer. Os caras sao fodas! O lupulo eh envolvente. Na minha ignirancia nao sei se eh uma dry hop, mas o fato eh qie antes de beber o lupulo ja preencheu minha boca toda. Mais um gol de placa da Brewdog. Um dia quero fazer uma degustacao so com essas cervejas pra entender a diferenca entre elas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SkillsFactory (451) - ITALY - APR 20, 2016
Dorata carica, limpida, schiuma bianca di media persistenza. Aroma di pompelmo, passion fruit molto leggero, tè, erbaceo, leggera crosta di pane, note pepate. Al palato rimane fedele al naso, finale amaricante di pompelmo e tè misto a pepe. Corpo leggero, mediamente carbonata.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjonesy07 (40) - Huntly, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2016
A session ale that pours dark copper colour. Refreshing and fruity to the palette with a slight bitter aftertaste. Nice fruity aroma with a hint of citrus.

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