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Belgian Blonde IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Belgian Blonde IPA
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lovindahops on 04-19-2013)
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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velcrogrip

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-16-2014 14:57:00 | More by velcrogrip
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

07-03-2014 02:11:09 | More by daron7
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oso

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-18-2014 04:37:01 | More by oso
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7%

01-23-2014 02:49:10 | More by jaydoc
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Bloodeclipse

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7%

11-21-2013 17:14:19 | More by Bloodeclipse
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jsprain1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

11-18-2013 02:36:06 | More by jsprain1
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.43/5  rDev -35%

Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden yellow color with subtle apricot edges and a one finger, white foam head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.  

Surprisingly malt forward aroma with biscuit and bready yeast followed by estery light fruit notes and a very faint piney hop presence.  Not much hop character in the nose for an IPA.  Slightly floral but more reminiscent of a regular Belgian blonde.

Medium body with a stronger hop presence than the aroma suggests but it still feels more like a hoppy Belgian blonde/pilsner hybrid than anything else.  Very dry and earthy to the point of it being unpleasant.  Soil-y/dirty with pine needle and earthy grass followed by ester-y yeast notes and pilsner malt.   Slight peppery spice along with some light fruit sweetness, notably apple and pear.  Lingering sticky finish with an unpleasant aftertaste.  The flavors of this beer don't really mesh for me.  Kind of harsh and tough to drink.  

11-12-2013 02:35:46 | More by corby112
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DerrickW

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-03-2013 16:47:38 | More by DerrickW
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

09-13-2013 03:08:20 | More by Zaphog
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Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

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Florida

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Tennessee

3/5  rDev -19.8%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.8%

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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Massachusetts

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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.36/5  rDev +16.6%

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Large, fluffy white head with high retention on a slightly hazy copper/gold body. Soapy, sticky lacing. Aroma includes notes of citrus, banana, clove, passion fruit, a quite lovely Belgian yeasty character. Taste includes all of the above and a piney hop character stands out much more on tasting. Nice clash of America and Belgium. Delicious.

06-10-2013 08:10:49 | More by KickbacksSteve
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.8%

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-29-2013 17:42:27 | More by 2dogbrew
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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Belgian Blonde IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.