Dead Pony Club - BrewDog
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3.99/5 rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Big thanks to Sc0pey for hand-delivering this one from across the pond! Poured from a 330 mL can into an Upland pint glass.
A: Nearly clear with some chill haze, amber in color. Forms less than a finger of white head that recedes quite quickly. Somewhat above average amount of carbonation bubbles streaming to the top.
S: Citrus (lemon and orange), tropical fruit and resinous hops. Some lightly toasted malts give it some sweetness on the nose as well. Just a bit of floral or herbal character as well.
T: As in the nose, citrus and tropical fruit hops hit the tongue first. The cracker malt backbone shows up to give just a bit of balance, followed by some spicy, melon, herbal, grassy hops. The citrus and spicy/melon hops linger into the hang - moderately bitter. The melon and spice character increases as the beer warms somewhat during the drink.
M: Medium body for style. Lots of carbonation sensation plus the hop bitterness leads to a very effervescent mouthfeel - quite unexpected, but not a bad thing. Minimal alcohol presence.
O: I'm confused...BrewDog can make a solid, tasty APA without any weird flavors, ridiculous alcohol content or advertising gimmicks? I'm kidding (kind of), but really this was a surprise. Not the best APA out there (not even close), but really quite enjoyable. I don't know what the cost on a can would have been, but if this were reasonably priced, cans would often be in my fridge. My biggest objection might be the melon/spice hop character - still not my favorite. But a minor quibble. Solid, well-done.
Serving type: can
08-04-2013 04:53:49 | More by macrosmatic
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