DEAD PONY CLUB
Review by Rob
Paying hop-flecked homage to the glory of the Pacific Coast, Dead Pony Club has been crafted from an insane amount of US hops, delivering massive citrus aromas of lemongrass and lime zest.
Dead Pony is the invigorating surf that pounds the iridescent shoreline yards from the salt-encrusted asphalt of Route 1. The hop-heavy west-coast wonderland awaits.
Dive in and the toasted malt base soon yields to a huge box-fresh hop hit, washing tropical fruit, floral garlands and spicy undertones all over your palate.
Inspired by US-Style pale ales, Dead Pony is a low amplitude, high voltage hop hit; California dreaming for the craft beer generation.
This is a session ale with balls of equine proportions. Laid back, but hop-forward. California dreaming for the craft beer generation. No ponies were harmed in the making of this beer.
Weighing in at 3.8% this is a described ‘session beer’ as you’ll ever see, remove the grapefruit from Elvis juice and replace with various citrus fruits, orange, lemon & pineapple, turn the volume down from 11 to 7 and you’re some way there.
Brewdog are no doubt a trendy company and they try to be different in their attempts, the marketing is fantastic and there is a huge following for their beers and brand. They have some great sounding beers that are well and truly on my wishlist, like Hardcore IPA, Jack Hammer and Tokyo* – however, this is just not MY cup of tea, this is a fruity beer and I wouldn’t drink this as a session beer, I would not drink 6 of these back to back.
Brewdog may as well have doubled the alcohol and marketed this more like Elvis juice and aimed this as another fruity offering as something hip and trendy for the ladies.
I’d bring Elvis Juice to a beer club rather than this because at least that is rememberable, this just blurs into the mass of American IPA’s that are fruity, a tad weak and boring for my liking.