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Blacktop Blonde - Tailgate Beer

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45 Ratings

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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tailgate Beer visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CPeterson on 03-21-2011)
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

08-21-2014 14:24:41 | More by malfunxion
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

07-12-2014 05:35:23 | More by MadeInOregon
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4/5  rDev +27.8%

06-01-2014 23:59:34 | More by tbone64
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

04-29-2014 00:28:16 | More by p-wagz
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2.64/5  rDev -15.7%

I am not a big fan of the Blacktop Blonde from Tailgate....sorry. The beer poured a slightly hazy yellow with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is tart and stringent. The taste is pretty bland blonde ale. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with subtle carbonation. Overall this is ok....not my fav.

12-25-2013 01:35:23 | More by WoodBrew
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

12-16-2013 22:13:24 | More by Beerdanza
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4/5  rDev +27.8%

09-30-2013 00:17:37 | More by samturner
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2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

09-10-2013 03:24:38 | More by marct
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2.74/5  rDev -12.5%

Rather attractive in the great big Duvel tulip with plenty of foam. Dark golden color. Kind of a wet laundry smell with a touch of cardboard. Just a faint nibble of hops in this one

If you like a sweet beer, this is the one. It's so sugary and malty, it's must be unique even in the shabby hallways of the Blonde Ale Hall of Fame. This is well made in the industrial sense. It's just a continuing surprise. The opposite of refreshing with that ickiness and the stab of medicinal bitterness after the sugar subsides.

I don't know why I am drinking this, except I thought it was a San Diego brewery. Well, sort of. I forgot they are quite upfront about it being contract brewed by Minhas Craft Brewery, which is why it says Monroe, Wisconsin on the 24 oz can.

08-09-2013 05:21:02 | More by mactrail
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Alberta (Canada)

2.58/5  rDev -17.6%

12 oz can.

This beer pours a clear medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of thinly puffy, broadly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a few sparse instances of waterspout lace around the glass as quickly blows off.

It smells of crisp apple skins, pale grainy malt, a touch of yeasty doughiness, and mildly skunky, weedy hops. The taste is more grainy, rather sweet white malt, apple and pear sauce, and lightly touched by the devil earthy, musty hops.

The bubbles are generally supportive and undemanding, the body medium-light in weight, and more or less smooth, in that adjunct way. It finishes off-dry, with little beyond the smarmy malt and lingering cheap-ass fruitiness.

Another semi-successful attempt at craft mainstream respectability, in that it falls far shorter than normal. Still beyond the horizon, but hey, progress is progress.

08-08-2013 00:36:33 | More by biboergosum
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1/5  rDev -68.1%

08-04-2013 05:54:29 | More by dertyd
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

07-21-2013 14:05:33 | More by dgherm
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

Being the bargain shopper that I am, I just couldn't pass up the 24oz can of Blacktop Blonde for $1.99. Huge can of beer emblazoned with a pick up truck, charcoal grill, and cooler presumably filled with ice cold Blacktop Blonde. 'Merica, Fuck Yeah!!

So this beer looks exactly the way you would expect. Light golden color. Maybe a hint of orange if you look long enough. Frothy head that fades quickly.

It honestly smells better than I thought it would. Pretty typical macro aroma with a touch of honey.

this beer is surprisingly sweet, and not necessarily in bad way. think of a bland lager, add a touch of honey and boom...you know exactly what Blacktop Blonde taste like. That's how you break it down in a beer review.

Mouthfeel really isn't even worth noting. If you've had any one of the hundreds of macro, blonde, light beers, you know what I'm talking about.

Ok, so Tailgate Beer did what many other brewers have done with a "blonde ale". Lets make a beer that tastes like a macro lager to appeal to marco drinkers. Sure, slapping on the label "blonde ale" sounds sexy. "Ale" is such an exotic term to macro drinkers, and we all love "Blondes", right? Slap the words "craft beer" across the top and this is guaranteed to appeal to the refined palates of beer drinkers at NASCAR races and monster truck shows. Yee-haw...

07-13-2013 22:21:56 | More by JMD
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3.78/5  rDev +20.8%

five dollars($4.99) @BGO(Bellingham Grocery Outlet) versus a smidge more for lousy Oly 16 oz; found me making the choice...ultimately

So, this reminds me of a friend winning a new, red, four-door '05 Chevy Aveo in the EGO(Eureka Grocery Outlet) drawing to celebrate their new building's grand opening. wow...or else she'd gotten her comrades to buy her one identical, to scam the town with?

Ever see a new car close up? Me neither, until like every other EGO shopper there was one in the aisles every day to drool over like the rest of the offerings i could never afford anyway...i even rode my forty year-old ten speed to the dealership to sit inside of one similar

fred had been my IHSS care-giver the fall prior 3 hours once weekly; while a full time AFSCME union worker organizing other IHSS care-givers...so the next summer after she'd won the car, I got involved collecting signatures to present to the county supervisors in notoriously anti-union Humboldt county...winning AFSCME's "President's Award" normally given only union members


07-10-2013 13:44:49 | More by slobstad
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3.13/5  rDev 0%

Clear golden colored ale with a small white colored head.

Smell is light and fruity with a little malt to it. No hops detected in the scent.

Starts out lite the smell light and fruity with no real bitterness. No real complexity here it is pretty lightly flavored. A little on the sweet side.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall an OK beer. Wouldn't go very far to get one but this is pretty OK.

06-16-2013 00:23:55 | More by Zorro
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

05-24-2013 03:17:31 | More by DrunkinYogi
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

05-20-2013 03:39:16 | More by SocalKicks
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

04-22-2013 18:38:29 | More by shamrock071521
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2.41/5  rDev -23%

Canned 12/20/12.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, sugar, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with a super sweet grassy flavor on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a poor beer that is way too sweet and sugary to be very drinkable.

04-13-2013 03:55:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
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New Mexico

2.98/5  rDev -4.8%

Medium or slightly bigger white head settles into a decent lacing above a clear pale golden colored beer.

Lemony and slightly bananaish aroma with some very light black pepper like spices and a definite sour grain weighing in.

A light wet taste of very light sour lemon and even lighter sour grains with just a touch of a hops bittering coming through.

Light almost dryish aftertaste without much taste remaining with this light bodied beer.

Not a lot going on here, I guess that makes it the perfect beerpong beer, but I'd rather have more substance and taste in my beers if I'm going to go to all the trouble involved with tailgating.

04-10-2013 21:29:20 | More by LXIXME
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

04-04-2013 23:31:06 | More by sgregory
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

02-26-2013 12:46:24 | More by t0rin0
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

02-18-2013 01:24:26 | More by Alek
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

01-27-2013 21:27:52 | More by GRG1313
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2/5  rDev -36.1%

01-04-2013 19:36:37 | More by CEDAMA
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Blacktop Blonde from Tailgate Beer
74 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.