“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.”
Quality Scottish brewery we have here. Served into a shaker glass and displaying a slightly hazy (might well be from the sediment though) amber/orange with a two finger white head that diminished quickly to a thin film over the top. Standard lace but a brilliant aroma. Supreme Simcoe and Citra hops are yielding big tropical fruit driven perfumes of passion fruit, pineapple, lychee and mango. A subtle waft of dough and honey sit just underneath to add a bit more dimension and balance. Medium carbonation with a slightly dry mouth feel. Great body for a mid-strength beer. Very fruity palate upfront with hints of grapefruit, peach and passion fruit kicking things off. Cara malts offer a toffee flavour through the mid and finishes almost IPA like with a decent bitter finish with good duration. The only factor that really sets it apart from a big West Coast IPA is the low ABV (3.8%). Tasty and sessional mid-strength pale ale, not bad at all.