Dead Pony Club
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From:
BrewDog
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #781
ABV:
3.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,223
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 12.07%
Ratings:
456
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 10, 2022
Added:
Jul 21, 2012
Wants:
  28
Gots:
  204
SCORE
86
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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Ratings by KlownthenomaD:
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4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by KlownthenomaD from England

This I my usual 'go to beer' as it's such an easy beer to drink and to keep on drinking.

In the same mould as Brewdog's flagship Punk IPA.
A well rounded hoppy west coast IPA.

But where Dead Pony comes into it's own is it's lighter, hoppier, and ultimately more refreshing.

Feb 15, 2016
More User Ratings:
 
3.5 by psoriasaurus from Thailand on Mar 10, 2022
 
4.15 by ScrewyLoops from England on Dec 06, 2021
 
3.54 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on Oct 31, 2021
 
3.91 by bad_poetry from England on Aug 17, 2021
 
4.01 by bruceb from Pennsylvania on Jul 11, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by elnachooo from Spain

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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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

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
 
4.25 by FZR23 from Romania on Feb 25, 2021
 
3.62 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Feb 20, 2021
 
3.43 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania on Jan 27, 2021
 
3.91 by TheCube from Scotland on Jan 11, 2021
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3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by josanguapo from Spain

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
 
3.3 by DvdP from Netherlands on Nov 16, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by qrazvan from Romania

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
 
3.5 by eldoctorador from Chile on Jul 23, 2020
 
3.65 by Johannes67 from Scotland on May 09, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Daniel473 from Netherlands

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
 
3.5 by Pisshhead from Ireland on Apr 11, 2020
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3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by stevoj from Idaho

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
 
3.93 by tux_alin from Romania on Jan 04, 2020
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3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by metter98 from New York

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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4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Lanas from Greece

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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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Skywave from Oklahoma

Appearance
Honey gold, very slight haze, firm permanent off white head.

Aroma
Citrusy, spicy hops and a nice toasted malt background

Flavor
Strong charge of hops and a firm toasted malt backbone

Mouthfeel
Light, CO2 is on low end, no excess astringency

Overall
Worthy

Aug 05, 2019
 
4 by paulish from New York on Jan 03, 2019
 
4.34 by flek from Massachusetts on Nov 03, 2018
 
4.13 by Eltrandos from France on Oct 27, 2018
 
4.35 by Swoosl from Austria on Oct 07, 2018
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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by RMW66 from Australia

Very good low ABV beer.

Sep 30, 2018
 
3.78 by tylerjin from Michigan on Aug 20, 2018
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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

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
 
3.83 by mishi_d from Romania on Jun 13, 2018
 
3.75 by trickykid from Russian Federation on Apr 25, 2018
 
3.5 by hasse67 from Sweden on Apr 22, 2018
 
3.92 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Apr 20, 2018
 
3.34 by georgeanthorpe from England on Mar 11, 2018
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by mrovka from England

Light amber with nice white foam. Amazing hoppy, citrus aroma. Gently bitter, long dry finish. Smooth, light and very drinkable.

Jan 19, 2018
 
3.07 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Jan 10, 2018
 
3.42 by Quizlock from Ohio on Dec 12, 2017
 
3.47 by mpolewan from Ohio on Nov 25, 2017
Dead Pony Club from BrewDog
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 456 ratings