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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
United Kingdom (Scotland) | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Dead Pony Club

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
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
359
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
31.2%
 
 
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Reviews: 59 | Ratings: 359
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

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Photo of Arborescence
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly darker than typical pale ales, some ruby colour. One finger head, recedes quickly.

Aroma: Hoppy! Flowers, herbs, honey. Authentic California Pale Ale aroma.

Taste: Mild but tasty. Hops and floral notes, some sweetness, but a dry finish.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, sparkly even. Light bodied. Delightful!

Overall: Pretty good reinvention of the California Pale Ale from Brewdog.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
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 Hawk345
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ok so its all about hops. Loads of dry hops, and even better - the joy of Simcoe is the whole deal here.
Low in alcohol for the BDog guys and that makes it a great refresher.
The most flavour ever in a low alcohol craft beer.
Simcoe makes it really citrussy, fruity, tangy.
It rocks

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Photo of thepeter
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
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 StJamesGate
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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...

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Photo of flyingpig
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Golden amber that is very slightly hazy and a very foamy white head that is about an inch thick and slowly fades to leave a two millimetre thick, foamy lacing.

Hops to begin with along with some floral type notes and some grassy ones too. There is citrus, mild pine and a mix of light, summery fruits.There is quite a lot going on but it comes across as being well balanced in aroma at least.

Quite hoppy but not as strong as an IPA. There is some grapefruit, pine and light tropical fruits. I would compare this one to Punk IPA but a watered down, weaker version of the Brewdog flagship beer. A nice beer but nothing outstanding, although it must be noted it is only 3.8% and packs a punch for such a light beer.

Medium in body with a bitter hop tang to it and some bitterness but not a lot. The finish quite dry and crisp.

A very nice beer but not truly outstanding, perhaps slightly watery in areas but it's certainly not that noticeable and is full of flavour for a beer that comes in at under 4% abv.

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