Dead Pony Club | BrewDog

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BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
419 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by flyingpig on 07-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,795
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
419
pDev:
11.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 419 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Knapp85
4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentk56
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives hazy and orange colored with a decent head that leaves shards of lacing

Smell: Fruit tones of pineapple and peach

Taste: Pineapple forward with peach undertones; the middle is moderately bitter and the finish is dry

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Pretty surprised by the low scores here as on tap and fresh this is a nice session IPA

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Dundee BrewDog pub.
Clear copper colored body with a good head.
Aroma: pungent but pleasing mix of fruity and resinous hopst.
The hops are also quite pronounced in tasting, but this has mild bitterness,
Near medium body with medium carbonation.
O: wow, this is a great session APA for hop heads! It has a load of hop aroma and flavor; you'll think you are drinking an IPA. Very impressive: a big beer at 3.8%.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of dcmchew
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mdfb79
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this at the Canal-Winchester, OH brewery. It poured a clear golden with white head that left a spotty lace. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a great beer.

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Photo of SadMachine
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of tempest
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very cool beer. It reminds me greatly of Founders All Day IPA, with the crisp pine and orange peel over a subtle backbone of toasty barley. Yes, I'll have another.

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Photo of sd123
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

drank two months before expiration date. very very bland, not sure if its the age or the beer itself but probably both. would like to try again fresh.

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Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.59/5  rDev -6%
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can, canning date of 7/29/2017 (brewed/canned by BrewDog USA). Served in a BrewDog pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear amber color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like toasted malt, tropical fruit, and a bit of citrus. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some floral hoppiness noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick and easy to drink with a good amount of carbonation. I think it's a good choice if you want a lower ABV hoppy brew, I liked it! This wasn't my first time drinking Dead Pony Club, and it won't be my last!

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Photo of wl0307
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 419 ratings
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