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


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RATINGS: 1074   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Huw_Gass (1) - Herefordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015 does not count
Low abv but full flavour. Beautiful rich fruity aroma, Mid carbonation but smooth. Quite bitter finish and aftertaste, I guess the strong hop bitterness is not as balanced out by alcohol content compared to some big IPAs but personally its no issue. Absolutely fantastic tasting beer, especially considering 3.8%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rafax (3) - POLAND - OCT 7, 2015 does not count
Keg. Strong, like a kick in the face, citrus aroma with some notes of grass and caramel (?). Very light and fresh in taste. Solid bitter finish. Copper appearance with white head and very nice lacing. Great session beer, could spend whole night with it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bornyensis (122) - BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2015
Redelijk bitter bier. Een kleine citrus nasmaak. Een typische Pale Ale naar behoren.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (198) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2015
Aroma: Citra hops, malt, caramel, grass, citrus, grapefruit, fresh. Appearance: Amber coloured beer with a decent, though diminishing white head. Taste/Palate: Mostly bitter, slightly sweet. Mostly really waterish, but what do you expect with a 3.8%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hrabren (313) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 4, 2015
0.33 l bottle from Pivoteka Zagreb. Shared with Vi?nja and Goran. Had Dead Pony Club before, but not sure if I have the rate somewhere. Hazy dark golden, small to medium off white head. Biscuit, leaves, earthy hops. Balanced, fruity, some honey, medium hopped, medium carbonation. Medium body, quite ok for a low percentage. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainTilven (73) - Nancy, FRANCE - OCT 3, 2015
Deep golden body, headed by golden beige thicky and aery foam. Aroma of agrums, pear, pine. taste is the same. Body is thin. Pretty well done owing to its low ABV - appreciable !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12768) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle from the Gloucster Road Waitrose. Pours light copper with a slight white head. Aroma hints at dank, has citrus and some strange fruits from under the Southern Cross - or at least some hops from there. It’s approaching dank, has some nice roasty malt for backbone, and it has citrus and a lot of those new floral/fruit notes from NZ based hops. Lots of flavor here; finishing less than harshly bitter - for a Yank. Sort of West Coast US, but not NW US.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
honda (12) - - SEP 27, 2015
Very smooth beer with nice aroma. Nice combination with citra, mosaic and other hops. This is the beer which I can drink it all the day :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (1850) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 26, 2015
Couleur clair ambrée, mousse qui disparait. Nez houblonné fruité exotique, litchis. Gout fruité exotique, raisin avec amertume de pin assez rapide en bouche. Corps leger. Fin légèrement amère, agrumes. Pas mal pour 3.8c°

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1215) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 26, 2015
330ml bottle @ Pig & Whistle, Eagle St, Brisbane. This is a superior session IPA with good citrus fruity and pine resin hops on the nose and palate on top of the caramel malt backbone. Great flavours for the ABV. Easy drinking with a light-medium body.

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