Dead Pony Club
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #828
ABV:
3.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,310
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 12.24%
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
435
From:
BrewDog
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
86
Very Good
Dead Pony ClubDead Pony Club
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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Reviews: 75 | Ratings: 435
Reviews by AgentMunky:
Photo of AgentMunky
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 33cL can into a wine glass. Best before 14 October 2015.

A: Healthy head tops an almost-clear golden-orange beer with lots of effervescence.

S: Fruity hops. Piney hops. Orange juice. I like it a lot. Remarkably pungent, with no evidence of dry-dry malt I expect from hoppy beers this light.

T: Quite good! A tinge of dusty-dry pale malt, but this is soon swept away by the potent hop bill that refuses to be denied. More abrasive than anticipated, the fruit comes later, just before the bitter aftertaste.

M: Light and dry and pretty fun.

O: Overall, a great 3.8% drinking experience. Recommended! Hope to have again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of schoolboy
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I went to the new Canal Winchester site a few weeks ago for dinner, and now the first of the brews from down there are showing up in Northern Ohio. Nice.

This one pours a deep golden color with an odd head that is very weak. The aroma is wonderful. Hops, mostly, with other things mingling in there.

The taste is expectedly dry, but it works for this style. The aftertaste is also mostly just bitter, but there is pretty good balance. For as light a brew as this is, this is pretty enjoyable.

Recommended for when you want to drink all day.

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Photo of thepeter
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a light amber color with decent head and little lacing
S - Aroma of slighly bitter hops, pine, grapefruit, grassy field slightly sweet
T - Taste slight hop bite, pine, grapefruit, melon, grass
M - Palate was medium and carbonation was moderate
O - Nothing special but very decent andflavorful, a nice Low alcohol beer

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Photo of FrizzBizzle
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of RMentair
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of laituegonflable
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of killcore
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of vinicole
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle. Clear amber. Quickly dissipating head.
Sweet hoppy aroma. Citrus fruit and distant caramel.
Taste as per bouquet. Peach. Some resin and rubber. Light astringency to finish.
Soft carbonation. Light to medium body.
Decent session beer.

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Photo of TAKENTYO8781
3.24/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of macrosmatic
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.16/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – Light hazy amber in colour with minimal CO2 activity a single finger of rocky head that dies quickly and leaves very little lace.

Smell – Piney resinous hop with herbal mint and coriander very similar to other aroma profiles of many Brew Dog beers.

Taste – Very mild light malt with that is slightly sweet but is totally dominated by the herbal piney flavour of the hop.

Mouthfeel – Thin and cloying with mild astringency.

Overall – So, so. In my opinion too many of the Brew Dog beers have the same dominating pine hop presence. In the IPA that is fine but in the others it is a bit too much for the styles most of the time. For me I’ll stick with the Red Ale and be done with it. Having said that they are all more than drinkable and I would never turn my nose up at any of them.

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Photo of Lanas
4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | 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..

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Photo of prototypic
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CustardChucker
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of vandeir_bochi
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jaymo18
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RedDieselBrewing
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

hoppy, resinous APA, looks great in the glass and tastes even better.

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Photo of Nephilium
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Starts with a grassy hop aroma, pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Light bodied, with a little biscuit and caramel notes followed by a mild bitter finish. Easy drinking, not too complex, but that's not what you should be looking for in a session pale ale.

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Photo of Mojofilter9
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of BucBasil
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of fr0wn3r
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of torrenju
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yalcin
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mervmurry
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Dead Pony Club from BrewDog
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 435 ratings