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Dead Pony Club

Rating: 3.5

One of the many new Brewdog beers launched in 2012, this pale ale was one I thought I really should review since I voted on what to name the beer via Brewdog’s website a few months ago; although I can’t actually remember what I voted for. This one was released in June and I quickly ordered a few bottles online but am just getting round to reviewing it now after initially trying it a few weeks ago. My first impressions of this one were how hoppy it was although this still wasn’t as strong as I was expecting going by the label, but also that it was very much like the breweries flagship Punk IPA only a slightly lighter and more watered down version. Still it was a decent beer and one that I was looking forward to trying properly rather than out of a plastic cup on London bound train. I’m not sure how long this one will be available from Brewdog since they like to change things up regularly but this one is certainly worth a try at least once.

Appearance (4/5): A 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.
Aroma (7/10): A lot of 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, summer fruits.There is quite a lot going on but it comes across as being well-balanced in aroma at least.
Taste (6/10): Again 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.
Palate (4/5): Medium in body with a bitter hop tang to it and some bitterness but not a lot. The finish quite dry and crisp.

Overall (12/20): 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. Perhaps not one that I would have again all that often but still a very nice beer and one worth trying.

Brewed In: Fraserburgh, Scotland
Brewery: BrewDog
First Brewed: 2012
Type: American Pale Ale
Abv: 3.8%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Brewdog.com
Price: £1.59

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  1. August 26, 2016 at 08:15

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