BREWER: BrewDog, Aberdeenshire
STYLE: Pale Ale
VESSEL: 330ml bottle
MOB RATING: 86.5%
As Frank Herbert once wrote,
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn my inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. The only trouble is I do fear, I fear I drink Dead Pony Club too g’dam quickly. (That’s me saying that bit about Dead Pony Club by the way, not Frank).
Honestly, I don’t know what it is about this beer but every time I drink it I seem to visit the glass maybe three times and it’s GORN!!
This beer is tasty, REALLY tasty! And seeing as it is only 3.8%, which is nowhere near strong enough to kill a Pony incidentally, this is quite the achievement from the ever expanding Scottish brewing giant, BrewDog. The taste is one of hops and suggestive citrus smacks as well as some lovely floral undertones which just make it a delight to throw down ones gullet I assure you. The only down side I would say is the length of DPC. For how fantastic the taste is it does disappear a little too quickly for me. However, this could be the key to what this ale is all about…. The session! What we have is a weak, super delicious and quaffable beer. The PERFECT storm.
Now for me personally I would have to calm down on how I approach drinking this for it to be one for a session, but that’s for me to sort out. This was built to be a session ale and that is exactly what it is, and it’s an incredibly good one at that.
Jymi’s Rating: 85%
You have a serious beer in your hands when you are handling Dead Pony Club. It’s an incredibly light beer that is very hard to beat as a session ale. You could be happily quaffing it down into the early hours (having started at any chosen time in the preceding 12 hours) and it still won’t lose its appeal.
It has a fantastic nose, which hints at the lightness of its drinking. The subtle hint of pineapple is very welcomed indeed on a nice warm day. Let’s be honest, that scent would be welcome on any day, regardless of the weather. When you drink Dead Pony Club, you can’t help but be enchanted by its sweetish hops taste and the great thing is that this flavour is not overbearing; it’s as subtle as you like.
Sure, there will be those that argue that there are much better beers than Dead Pony Club. That there are much better brews out there. That there are much better hops being used. That there are more exciting flavours, more technically challenging aromas. And they might well be right. But Dead Pony Club arrived to the party earlier on – and it has the ability to stay to the end.
Sammy’s Rating: 88%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 86.5%
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