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Dead Pony Club - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
86
very good

156 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 9
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: flyingpig on 07-21-2012)
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev +9.2%

Bottle: Poured a light hazy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of fresh floral citrus notes with lightly sweet undertones. Taste is also dominated by fresh citrus notes with light floral notes and sweet undertones with fresh fruity esters. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Nice fresh hops profile with nice mix between Simcoe and Citra hops with plenty of character with little alcohol.

06-05-2013 15:42:23 | More by Phyl21ca
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-14-2013 14:19:38 | More by kjkinsey
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +16.8%

This poured out with a big strong looking white head on top. The color of the beer is a slightly hazed orange color. The retention and lacing are great on this beer. The smell of the beer is hoppy, kind of tropical on the nose. The taste of the beer is really impressive. I pick up peach and pineapple flavors with a subtle sweet malt balance. The mouthfeel is easy going, light bodied and refreshing. Overall this beer is actually really good, I would enjoy this one on a very regular basis if I came across a case or two of it. Very good stuff here.

09-30-2012 16:23:37 | More by Knapp85
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

330ml bottle: BBD 25 Jul 2013. Poured into a Duvel glass at home on 5 Jun 2013.

Dull orange/amber body, with a slight haze within. Off-white head that started thin but stayed the distance.

Citrus nose with a malty biscuit aroma as the beer warmed.

The taste was also citrus in the fore with the malts arriving later: the hops re-asserting themselves towards the end of each sip.

I'm not a huge 'citrus' flavoured beer man but this had something extra to offer somehow.

06-05-2013 20:23:50 | More by BlackHaddock
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.79/5  rDev -0.5%

Coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, BB 02/05/2014, served mildly chilled in a tall tumbler.

A: pours a dark burnish gold colour, coming with a thin off-white foamy head and semi-lively carbonation.
S: American hops are predominant upfront against a rather “relaxed” malt backbone, giving sweet citric, grapefruity, mildly lychee-ish, apple-ly candy-ish and mildly caramely notes.
T: the taste comes light-bodied, dry-ish, tannic bitter, slightly mineral-ish and also faintly buttery from the beginning, almost like a super-charged hoppy, low-gravity English Bitter, followed by flavoursome but light-bodied citric fruitiness, while malts are generally very muted, not unexpected judging by its alc. content, 3.8%abv. Despite the good level of bitterness, it is rather clean in the finish, with a remnant citrus-peel-ish feel lingering alongside very faint undertones of caramel malts.
M&O: refreshing on the palate, light-bodied, the flavoursome hop content makes up for the thin-ish mouthfeel overall; a really thirst-quenching, likable hoppy Bitter, or so-called “Californian Pale Ale”, to me!

05-30-2013 22:05:09 | More by wl0307
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

07-07-2013 18:12:42 | More by liamt07
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

07-21-2014 20:54:52 | More by iL0VEbeer
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bark

Sweden

3.18/5  rDev -16.5%

The liquid is almost clear, the colour amber. The finger thick off-white head is airy.

Sweet-tart notes of lemonade, lots of lemons. Some tobacco and green plants/hops.

The taste is dry with some dried vegetables and algae. Medium strong bitterness with tart hints. Weak body, the beer gives a somewhat empty impression. The aftertaste is even thinner with some bitterness and sweetness. The finish is short with an unexpected cream flavour.

Medium strong carbonation, small bubbles. Light liquid.

Surprisingly thin and “empty” for being a British beer at 3.8 %. On the other hand, BrewDog isn’t very British after all.

01-07-2013 14:44:55 | More by bark
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-08-2013 17:24:52 | More by Evil_Pidde
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stcules

Italy

2.94/5  rDev -22.8%

Amber color, beautiful off-white foam, quite creamy.
In the smell a citric hppiness, something like nettle, something floral.
In the mouth malt, citric, light body. And again something floral.
Quite short aftertaste, again citric and fruitiness.
Drinkable, but nothing exceptional.

09-06-2013 18:58:34 | More by stcules
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dgilks

Australia

4.09/5  rDev +7.3%

Clear golden amber colour. Small, but persistent, off white head.

Lovely hoppy aroma. Bright citrus notes. Light caramel malt.

Lots of crisp, citrus hops. Nice orange and pine notes. Light caramel malt. Firm bitterness. Very good.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. Good. Very crisp.

A nice, easy drinking pale ale. Very quaffable.

05-04-2013 08:00:37 | More by dgilks
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.65/5  rDev -4.2%

Pours a burnished amber colour, listless white head. Lacing is pretty decent. Not too bad.

Smells very floral, with rose and lavender, white tea leaves, a bit of lemon tang and an unusual meaty character which may just be the clash of hops with the malts which seem somewhat darker than I might expect from the style. Light, fairly pleasant though.

Fairly light on the palate. Quite grainy upfront with honeyed oats and wheat bran. The honey character continues to midway where there's a yeasty touch, plus some light floral hop character with kiwi, grapefruit and lavender. Finish is very light but quite clean. Not bad; pretty drinkable and fairly simple.

Fluid, pretty decent body though; hop oils add some texture.

Yeah, fairly standard APA but decently handled.

02-15-2013 05:43:18 | More by laituegonflable
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

07-21-2014 15:16:18 | More by atrocity
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.43/5  rDev -10%

Pours amber with a fading white head.
Nose shows lychee and passionfruit along with biscuity and bready malt.
Flavours focus on the malt; more biscuity and bready characters. Not that much of the hops show.
Too much carbonation, body feels a bit watery.
Not bad.

12-24-2012 11:30:20 | More by CrazyDavros
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-01-2014 00:30:41 | More by outoffocus
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-01-2013 18:45:46 | More by dcmchew
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StJamesGate

New York

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

Clear amber with sandy lumpy head that rims and laces. Big fresh resiny grapefruit nose - pow!
Toast, crispbreads and some toasted hazelnuts before lots of oily citrus: tangerine, pink grapefruit and blood orange rind.
Cotton candy and fruit punch finish and sherbet-y tart-sour finish, like fizzy candy. Soft, lively, light, crisp.

Simcoe, Citra and HBC are the hops.

Huge fresh hop character. I thought the malts were too big at first, but once all that citrus kicks in, totally not the case. No cattiness, so I can only guess it's Simcoe for bitterness with Citra late. HBC is a new one that's supposed to bring blueberry; I could see that.

I'd drink this by the crate. Definitely gets marked up for the low ABV - American brewers, take note. Fine replacement for whatever this bumped out of the Brewdog core range.

08-28-2012 20:50:22 | More by StJamesGate
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-08-2014 23:03:05 | More by tom10101
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-10-2013 19:22:44 | More by Ciocanelu
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aztraz

Sweden

4/5  rDev +5%

05-27-2013 15:19:24 | More by aztraz
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

07-10-2014 04:11:45 | More by SadMachine
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%

A 330ml bottle with a BB of July 2013. Picked up from a supermarket a little while back. Described as a Californian pale ale; no idea how they picked the moniker for this one.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A light orange-amber hue with medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a persistant surface layer. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with hoppy overtones; notes of grapefruit, orange rind, mango, pine, citrus and hints of tropical fruit. Smells lovely.

Tastes of caramel malt with a hoppy character and a clean bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, mango, tropical fruit and stewed hops. Slightly sweet, though the malt seems a bit underpowered. A crisp, strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, but rather thin and watery. Quite astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops and subtle malt.

Pretty good and certainly tasty. Smells great; lots of juicy hop notes mingling together in delicious harmony. The flavour seems a tad unbalanced in favour of hops - the malt could benefit from being beefed up. The body is also lacklustre; too thin and insubstantial. However, it's a solid effort for a relatively low ABV brew and it still has good drinkability. I could see this becoming a regular drinking beer if the price/availability were right. Worth sampling if you come across it.

11-11-2012 23:26:24 | More by jazzyjeff13
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FLima

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Amber color with a two finger head with good retention.
Very strong aroma of pine cones, grapefruit, oranges, lemon and hints of toasted malts.
Citrusy flavor with notes of grapefruits, earth, slightly toasted malts, lemon, pine and tea bags. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Thin body with low carbonation.
Interesting beer that leverages its hoppy kick on its thin body, making it very refreshing and not boring. It can be a controversial beer once there is not really a benchmark, so focus on its purpose, which may be to be a Session beer ou thirst quencher for hop heads.

11-22-2013 20:24:18 | More by FLima
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

330ml bottle bought from Sainsburys

Poured a light golden amber colour with a slight haze... White head poured fairly thick and foamy then faded to decent light covering... light carbonation... good sticky lacing lines cling to the glass...

Aroma - Light maltiness mixed with a good dose of citrusy and peppery hops, pine, tart fruits (grapefruit, lemons, apples), very floral, quite grassy, faint honey sweetness, light breadiness, some sea salt...

Taste - Good grassy and citrus hop bitterness, light pine, tart fruits (grapefruits, apples), light sweet biscuit malts, hint of wheat, peppery, some salty notes, floral and perfumed...

Feel - Quite smooth with a little bite underneath... light / medium body. Very, very quaffable and refreshing...

Overall - A excellent, straightforward, hoppy and very drinkable APA from Brewdog... recommended...

08-16-2012 09:01:22 | More by mdagnew
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

07-29-2013 13:55:52 | More by peensteen
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Dead Pony Club from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.