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

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RATINGS: 1357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Also 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!


3.8
rumore (865) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 14, 2018
33cl can from Abeervinum, Rimini, Italy. Pours light amber with limited white foam. Aroma is somehow citrus with strong herbaceous. Very nice! Body is somehow light with moderate carbonation. Taste is a nice mix of moderate sweet and moderate bitterness. Finish is kind of short.

3.2
Brix (714) - Roedovre, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2018
Tasted 2018-01-11. Pours clear golden with off-white head. Aroma of resin, grass, citrus and bread. Watery texture. Medium bitternes. Very dry finish.

3.3
the_beergery (176) - - JAN 11, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2018 330 ml bottle. Appears slightly hazy dark golden, topped with plenty of sticky and lingering froth. Aromas are citrus fruit hoppy. Taste starts slow, but builds up to a moderate Hoppy piney bitter quickly. Light bodied but with plenty of carbonation.

2.2
timyswe (1) - - JAN 7, 2018 does not count
En go citrus smak och luktar riktig trevligt....................................  via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
phippsyd (3) - - JAN 7, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2018 One of the best session ales, nice initial citrus hit then good bitter. Refreshing

4.2
Craftakt (236) - Hannover, Lower Saxony, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2018
Fantastisch! Aroma von Hopfen und tropischen Früchten. Antrunk erst süß, dann setzt eine dezente Bitterkeit ein die aber die übrigen Aromen nicht voll überlagert. Schöne Balance, sehr gutes Bier!

3.5
bilcho1 (169) - Ruse, BULGARIA - JAN 6, 2018
330 ml bottle shared with a friend. Pours slightly cloudy, with a thin foamy head, heavy lacing but no bead. Mid amber in colour. On the nose, quite perfumed, floral and even spicy. In the mouth, slightly fruity with floral notes, a champagne texture, with a strange but agreeable mix of subtle sourness and gentle bitterness. Overall, a mouth-filling, complex and unusual session IPA that proves high alcohol is just not necessary.

3.5
ChrisOfstad (446) - Hamar, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2018 A pint at Brewdog Soho. Clear Golden with medium white head. Malts, hops. Grapefruit.

3.7
beer_n_bike (3) - AUSTRIA - JAN 5, 2018 does not count
Bottle from Hofer. Wonderful, strong smell of fruits right after opening the bottle. Easy and light with low bitterness. Sweet and fruity with exceptionally long aftertaste. Definitely a good daily beer for me!

3.2
Juks (1195) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 30, 2017
Tap at BrewDog Tallinn. Clear caramelly colour, white head. Aroma is hoppy, mildly piney, tangerine, orange. Taste is bitterish, orange peel, dried fruity. Aftertaste is watery. Light to medium bodied, over average carbonation. Simple brew, refresher. In summer I'd take this instead of water.


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