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


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RATINGS: 1135   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 15/20
DrNosha (1028) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2016
0,33l Flasche. orange klare Farbe, Schaum schnell weg. Hopfen , Kokos, Karamell Aroma, sehr spannend. Herber Antrunk, Abgang Lakritz. Vollmundig trotz 3,8%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewtalita (127) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 2, 2016
Orange, low stable white head. Clear appearance. Aroma of tangerines, floral notes and lemon zest with a really piquant finish that packs a punch. Palate thin, high carbonation and watery texture. Taste is very simillar to its smell as the malt body is very subtle and yeast profile extremely clean. Not balanced at all but hopheads would like this. Refreshing hop-overkill lemonade for a hot summer afternoon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fab_Browning (5) - - FEB 2, 2016 does not count
Très bonne bière légère et houblonnée à souhait. Les arômes d'agrumes sont très présents et délicieux. Amertume peut être un peu trop prononcée sûrement due à la faible teneur en alcool et à un ressenti assez sec. A boire et à reboire vu la faible teneur en alcool. J'en redemande.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mesjasz (537) - Lodz, POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Tap at z innej beczki, about year ago. Full of passionfruit aroma, very light session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (222) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear pale orange colour with a small white head. Very hoppy aroma, citrus, grapefruit, grass, herbs. Bittersweet citric in flavour, grapefruit, hops, malt. Another really nice beer from BrewDog.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Antonio369 (49) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2016
33 cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured a nice amber gold with a one finger white head. Aromas: Hop hop hop, freshly cut grass, citrus, pine, grapefruit. Taste: pretty much a continuation of the aromas, very hoppy and fresh beer. Medium body with a nice bittersweet finish. Pretty good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mduspara (25) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 26, 2016
0,33 bottle Pours clear amber colour with a large white head. Hoppy with the aromas of the citrus, pineapple, passion fruit and some flowers and herbs. Light body with a rich hoppy and fruity taste. Quite dry but perfectly balanced with light bitter/sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knasputte78 (276) - SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2016
Brew Dog Dead pony club ++++ 3,8%, californian pale Ale, citrus, humle. Något tunn ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PlutonowyMan (265) - POLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Kolor: bursztynowy, klarowny. Piana lekko pomara?czowa, ?redniej wielko?ci i o ?redniej trwa?o?ci. Aromat: mocno owocowy, mandarynki, pomara?cze a obok nich brzoskwinie. Smak: generalnie jest lekko i delikatnie, oczywi?cie s? owoce jw. ale niezbyt wyra?nie. S?odko?? zosta?a zast?piona lekk? kwa?no?ci? cytryny i limonki, pojawi?a si? te? nuta sucha, trawiasta. Goryczka: lekka, trawiasta i perfumowana. Wysycenie: wysokie, mo?e by?.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsandman (784) - New York, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Can from across the pond thanks to Leighton. Pours a deep orange Amber, white head. Aroma is fruity citrus, candy, light malt, earth. Flavor is light sweet, fruit, bitter pine. Decent body for a session ale, fairly earthy with big malt character.

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