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Double D Blonde - Hop Valley Brewing Company

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83
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hop Valley Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 07-25-2009)
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3.04/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.76/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Kimchi270
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Poured out of a 12oz can into a pint glass.
Color is staw almost mango yellow with a very small head, which leaves a very light lace. Smell is upfront grains and a light citrus peel undertone. Taste is is grain forward with almost a Belgian spice to the middle. Finish is of a ligt hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is very light and watery with a very mild to minimal carbonation. Overall a good golden ale but doesn't have a complex enough body to have me returning frequently.

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3.64/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of artoolemomo
3.16/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Pours up a below average amount of head which has poor retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a dull straw to pale amber which looks golden straw in the light. No lacing has been left behind yet.

Nose- Rather thin and boring. At first, I got a bit of bubblegum (very light and not bothersome) with some grain and cereal. After a minute, there is nothing but a light hint of grain. Almost indistinguishable from your basic AAL. In fact, some AALs have more of nose or, at least, more presence.

Taste- Starts off with mild citrus that has both orange and lemon with a touch of lemon peel. Caramel is very pronounced on the middle while a little bit of pine and resin bring up the finish. Slight spicy tingle on the linger. Caramel seems to be dominant component with notes of lemon, orange, and matchstick hanging around the edges. Pretty much nothing more complex than the notes that I've mentioned before. Maybe a slight chalkiness with the somewhat dry finish. No flaws but not a terribly interesting beer. I think it was better in the can- I felt like I got more of the hop profile. Just above average to average. Muted notes of grain in the background.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with a good amount of syrup. Carbonation is a bit light but still works well with the overall beer.

Drinkability- Seemed to live up to the label when it was in the can. It's rather boring in a glass. Decent for 8 bucks a six pack but nothing compared to all the better blondes out there.

Overall- Just a bit over average but mostly average. Fairly true to the style. If you like lighter beers, you will probably like this one. For most others, it's probably not worth a try. I will not be buying it again.

Photo of Reidrover
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber from Fred Meyer in S.Salem. $3.99 Pours a nice clear sunny golden colour with a largish frothy white head. Aroma is nice and fresh bready,caramel malts with a touch of citric hops. Taste very balanced bready,caramel touch of nuts,lemony hops very nice really Really great mouth feel fizzy yet complex ( for style ) semi-dry finish. Very nice drinkable blond would be great in six-pack!
( oh i see here it is in 12 oz cans! Great)

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of flagmantho
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: golden-yellow hue with a moderate haze and a strong effervescence. Head poured two fingers of creamy white foam. Decent head retention with a little chunky lace left on the glass. Not bad!

Smell: sweetish malty aroma with a hint of grain and a little bit of fruitiness, probably due to the hops. There's almost a spiciness to it, like grains of paradise or something, which doesn't particularly work for me. Overall, though, pretty decent.

Taste: the flavor is similar to the aroma, but a bit drier and grainier. The overall effect is of harshness, unfortunately. It's not bad, per se, but it's a bit rougher than I'm looking for in the style.

Mouthfeel: moderate body and a big carbonation give this brew quite a creamy texture; this is the beer's best feature.

Overall: not bad, but a bit on the harsh side for my taste. A blonde ale should be smooth and easy drinking.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +38.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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1.95/5  rDev -46%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

A- Finger width white head. Low retention and some white lacing. Pale gold color with crystal clarity.

S- Crystal malts, some piney hops and a hint of grassiness. Light and unattractive smell.

T- Light hops, crystal malts, some sugar but very weak flavor.

O- Wet air. Light and insubstantial.

O- Do yourself a favor and pass on this one.

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a shaker glass at The Bridge

A- Poured a clear golden color with a frothy head that left spotty lace

S- Very pungent grapefruit aroma, nothing else

T- Big pungent grapefruit flavor with a mellow cracker malt and lemony finish

M- Fizzy carbonation, lighter to medium body, semi-dry finish

O- Not very complex, but great punch of pungent (cascade?) hops and very easy to drink. Drinks like a session IPA.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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Double D Blonde from Hop Valley Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.