Dead Pony Club

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Scotland, United Kingdom
American Pale Ale
Ranked #783
Ranked #20,617
3.81 | pDev: 12.07%
Jun 02, 2022
Jul 21, 2012
Very Good
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Notes: Formerly Dead Pony Club and Dead Pony

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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Rated: 3.42 by JonnoWillsteed from England

Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Mar 10, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by ScrewyLoops from England

Dec 06, 2021
Rated: 3.54 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Oct 31, 2021
Rated: 3.91 by bad_poetry from England

Aug 17, 2021
Rated: 4.01 by bruceb from Pennsylvania

Jul 11, 2021
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
De color ámbar, con una espuma de buena retención. De cuerpo medio, textura cremosa y carbonatación media/alta. Aroma afrutado y lupulado. Sabor agridulce, con un ligero amargor en el final.
Apr 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
330 ml bottle, from MENY Stadionparken. ABV is 3.8%. Deep golden to brown colour, slightly hazy. Large white head. Strong aroma of American hops fruity (grapefruit, pineapple) and piney notes. Relatively light bodied, but not too bad for a 3.8% beer. Packed full of hop flavour - quite dry, but loads of grapefruity and piney hops throughout. Not too bitter though. Quite impressive for a beer of this ABV.
Mar 18, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by FZR23 from Romania

Feb 25, 2021
Rated: 3.62 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

Feb 20, 2021
Rated: 3.43 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Jan 27, 2021
Rated: 3.91 by TheCube from Scotland

Jan 11, 2021
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
De Hipercor. En copa Teku. Jugando a Downwell y, luego, Fall Guys con Rodrigo. Para ser IPA de bajo alcohol, un agradable perfil maltoso, quizás algo industrial y metálico, toma el protagonismo frente al lupulo, que es de carácter más bien neutro, aportando amargor pero poco en sabor y aroma, algún toque herbal y alimonado si acaso. Géiser al abrirla
Dec 19, 2020
Rated: 3.3 by DvdP from Netherlands

Nov 16, 2020
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Reviewed by qrazvan from Romania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Clear dark-orange colour, medium head.
Citrus smell, with some ripe fruits and caramel.
Bitter citric taste, bit of pineapple and honey. The yeast isn't very present.
Bitter herbal aftertaste.
Very refreshing and easy to drink, low alcohol, great for a hot summer day!
Nov 13, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by eldoctorador from Chile

Jul 23, 2020
Rated: 3.65 by Johannes67 from Scotland

May 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Daniel473 from Netherlands

4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Second American IPA from the same brewer, the name
.. Lol... W/e another unique smell.. High points on that. I don't wanna drink it, so good this smell... But I will...

Gulped down half of the glass.. Ah it is light, fruitful and refreshing. Hands down, I used to HATE IPA's but these are great!!
May 02, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by Pisshhead from Ireland

Apr 11, 2020
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12 oz bottle from Tesco. Light amber, foamy head subsides to spotty skin. Light malty aroma. Taste is dry and leathery, some caramel, very subdued.
Jan 06, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by tux_alin from Romania

Jan 04, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle at United Club, Heathrow Terminal 2, London, England

A: The beer is crystal clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige head that has very good retention properties and also left a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose - oranges stand out in particular - along with slight hints of caramel and toasted hops.
T: The taste is nearly a mirror image of the smell with flavors of orange citrus and hints of toasted malts. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This APA has a nice amount of hop aromas/flavors and bitterness.

Serving type: bottle
Nov 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Lanas from Greece

4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Really i impressed for that beer here.. I don't expecting such good beer..
First of all this beer has amazing attitute.. The label outside is really awesome like the others from the same company.. Second when you open it, one awesome fruity refreshing aroma come in your nose and break you in pieces.. Perhaps the most greater aroma i have get from one beer.. I love grapefruits and for that i like so much this smell. It give you the feeling that is one refreshing and not some beer..
The taste is very sour and bitter and the carbonation is very punchy... All these things make this beer very refreshing and an excellent choice to drink it in some club or somewhere outside. Really can make your night this beer with the taste it has.. Hit very hard your brain and force you to open your eyes..
Overall one of the most unique beers i have drink and i'm look forward to drink and other beers from the same company.. Has insane aroma, great sour taste, is refreshing and has decent aftertaste.. Try this in some night outside.. Can't disappointed..
Sep 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Skywave from Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Honey gold, very slight haze, firm permanent off white head.

Citrusy, spicy hops and a nice toasted malt background

Strong charge of hops and a firm toasted malt backbone

Light, CO2 is on low end, no excess astringency

Aug 05, 2019
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jan 03, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by flek from Massachusetts

Nov 03, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by Eltrandos from France

Oct 27, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by Swoosl from Austria

Oct 07, 2018
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Rated by RMW66 from Australia

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Very good low ABV beer.
Sep 30, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by tylerjin from Michigan

Aug 20, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 8/23/2017. Pours slightly hazy deep golden orange/amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/zest, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly crisp/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.8%. Overall this is a very nice session American pale ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink, with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Nice Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic showcase. Very juicy and fairly dank/earthy hop complexity; nice dark/bready malt backbone for the ABV, and minimal residual sweetness. Would like to revisit with a fresher can eventually, would likely be even better. A very enjoyable and well made offering. Very impressive considering the ABV.
Jul 28, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by mishi_d from Romania

Jun 13, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by trickykid from Russian Federation

Apr 25, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by hasse67 from Sweden

Apr 22, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Apr 20, 2018
Rated: 3.34 by georgeanthorpe from England

Mar 11, 2018
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Rated by mrovka from England

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Light amber with nice white foam. Amazing hoppy, citrus aroma. Gently bitter, long dry finish. Smooth, light and very drinkable.
Jan 19, 2018
Rated: 3.07 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Jan 10, 2018
Rated: 3.42 by Quizlock from Ohio

Dec 12, 2017
Rated: 3.47 by mpolewan from Ohio

Nov 25, 2017
Dead Pony Club from BrewDog
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 457 ratings