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Dead Pony Club - BrewDog

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222 Ratings
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 12
Gots: 51 | FT: 1
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: flyingpig on 07-21-2012

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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Photo of Dentist666
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into an english pint.
Pours orange amber with some sediment, head is off-white 2-finger, quickly dissipating to some foam on a surface. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus and pine. Taste is well balanced - ample bitterness, light body and drinkability. Excellent session beer.

Photo of Waggman
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aleksaeris
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sengland70
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of admiral
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An outstanding 'session' ale - packs a lot of punch and flavour for a 3.8% beer.

Having been underwhelmed by some other recent 'session' ales I was pleasantly surprised with this little gem - my new benchmark for the 'session' ale style. Will take a lot to beat - can't imagine a sub 4% beer packing much more flavour.

Full of peach, pine, grapefruit, citrus, spice, orange, melon, marmalade and malt biscuit - delicious!

Photo of Lonxu
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As a newb this is what tops my list at the moment.

Great dry taste, somewhat bitter, citrus, tropical fruits.

Somewhat watery feel, medium carbonation.

I thought this had more ABV, but it's just 3.8%

Photo of thommo_nk
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bird_soul
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foley67
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Paul_Hutchinson
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great beer, and at only 3.8%, it's a real session ale. Pours well with a thin head which disappears to leave a dark golden body. The smell is instantly hoppy with an undercurrent of citrus fruits. Tastes great and delivers enormous flavours which defy the relatively weak alcohol content. Magic

Photo of tonecoleman
4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Expected this to be a weaker version of Punk IPA. What a pleasant surprise! For me this Beer deliveres what it says on the bottle! Strong hop/ citrus aromas & flavours that certainly make sure that this is a beer that punches above it's ABV. Looking forward to cracking a few bottles of these at next summer's barbeques.

Photo of BucBasil
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at a local beer and wine store in Shanghai. I like PunkIPA a lot and wanted to give this one a shot as a session type of beer.

The beer looks great with its orange body and foamy offwhite head and you can smell it as soon as you open the bottle. The beer is fruity and citrus smelling and very fresh. It's very inviting. The taste is very hoppy but accessible. Fruity mostly with lots of light fruits, citrus, and honey. Not much of a malt profile in here. Good for a hop fix if you don't want a lot of booze.

Photo of patre_tim
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Oxidized apple, cloudy, medium soda like carbonation, 2 fingers of off white head with good retention and fine lacing.


S: Tropical fruits like mango, papaya, some orange, caramel, lightly sweet.


T: Passion fruit, papaya, soft tropical fruits, ruby red grapefruit, malt, some slightly funky white pepper, light sweetness, little bitterness, light sourdough.


M: Medium light body, medium peppery carbonation.


O: For such low alcohol, the flavor really grows on you and its delicious. My wife got it in Chiang Mai, and I’m drinking it Jan 9th, 2015 in Kunming.

Photo of jroof1
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gazzaboy789
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is best beer i have ever tasted

Photo of interzen
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a Delerium Tremens tulip glass

Look: Dark amber with a fingers width of head which doesn't stick around for too long. Diminishes to a few odds and ends of surface foam with no apparent lacing.

Smell: Tropical fruit by the bucketload - mainly pineapple and papaya but there's a definite hoppy vibe there too, rather like Citra-based beers (eg. De Molen Citra). Overall, extremely fruity - quite unlike the other BrewDog beers I've had (Punk IPA and 5am Saint)

Taste: Take the blurb on the bottle at face value and you'd be preparing yourself for a hop bomb. Sure, there are hops there but the fruity flavours are dominant. Quite a dry and bitter finish with hop and pine resin undertones. I reckon the balance between the hops and other flavours is pretty much bang on.

Feel: Mouthfeel is a little bit insipid, although given that this is 'only' 3.8% ABV that's probably not surprising. Quite an astringent finish, although not unpleasantly so.

Overall: Colour me surprised - for all their bluster and predeliction for high-octane novelty beers, BrewDog have won themselves another convert with this. Having my tastebuds assaulted with hop bitterness isn't on my top 10 things to do, yet this works a treat. Eminently sessionable, if that's your idea of a good time, and definitely more drinkable than some of their other offerings.

Photo of jkhara12
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of double2chin
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of lochef81
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of vinicole
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of FrizzBizzle
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of DanielJ91
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Fdevries
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of RobertOrr
4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Dead Pony Club from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.