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


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RATINGS: 800   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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. Thatís 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 breweryís 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 Brewdogís offerings. With a penchant for paint blistering abvís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (49) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
A great beer with a great name. Very refreshing and smooth as far as an IPA goes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MSBrindbergs (329) - Solna, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2014
Burk från Crille, tack! Klar gulbrun vätska, tjockt vitt skum. Doftar citrus med en lätt granskogston. Lätt sötma som sköljs över av bitterhet. Den lägre alkoholhalten gör att den saknar fyllighet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adodo (64) - Riga, LATVIA - SEP 15, 2014
Strong, hoppy aroma. Amber colour. White head. Medium bitterness but strong bitter aftertaste. Can recognise this is a good beer but bitterness is a bit too much for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (385) - BELARUS - SEP 14, 2014
Deep golden liquid, porous foam of good lacing. Fruity aroma of great amount. Bittersweet taste. Medium body. Good in spite of the stupid name

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2539) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Tap, dark gold pour, white head, nose is hoppy, taste is hoppy, nice session brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
belgis (136) - LATVIA - SEP 13, 2014
Intense hoppy aroma mild and pleasant. Thin slightly bitter with stronger bitter aftertaste but no density. Refreshing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (597) - - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear golden with an off-white head. Lovely fresh hop aroma, cat pee-ish - must be the Citra. Actually even medium-bodied, some sweet malt notes but really dominated by the fresh and juicy hops without being bitter at all. A great Session IPA indeed. 130914

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robto (9) - Belas, PORTUGAL - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2014 33cl bottle from "cerveteca" bar in Lisbon. It pours a gold color with a moderate but persistent white head. Aroma is full of hops and pines with some orange and grapefruit. Taste is hops, citrus and with a hint of malt at the end. Although there is a little sweet in the beginning, it is quickly overpowered by the strong bitterness. It is lively carbonated with a medium body and a dry finish. This is one of the most interesting beers Iíve yet tasted. Thatís a good hoppy beer with a high drinkability. Very tasty and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (323) - Poznan, POLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Strong hoppy aroma, full of grapefruit and other yellow tropical fruits. Itís slightly hazy, golden color, with small head. Taste is strictly bitter. There is no sweetness at all in it, itís dry. Has very small body, itís rather watery. Itís very drinkable, very refreshing. In overall itís good and very hoppy beer but it the same time itís so so light!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2184) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2014
Opaque orange, small fading foam head. Strong hoppy aroma and likewise taste. That is all there is to it, bitterness. But good. Lasting aftertaste, bitter again. (Moscow 201409)

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