Blonde - The Hop Studio
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United Kingdom (England)
4.6/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A 500ml bottle with a BB of July 2013. Acquired a little while ago from Trembling Madness in York. Another beer from York's newest brewery - if the standard of their previous brews is anything to go by, this will be a treat.
Poured into a tulip pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden hue with fine sediment and good carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam with decent retention; this slowly reduces to a surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of juicy, fruity hop notes: grapefruit, white grapes, blackcurrent, citrus, melon - simply incredible. This is underpinned by subtle grainy malt and dry yeast. Slightly sweet and unbelievably delicious!
Tastes of juicy aromatic hops with a hint of malt and a dry bitter finish. Very hoppy, with notes of grapefruit, white grape, orange peel, citrus, mild blackcurrent, grain, earthy yeast and stewed hops. A dry, leafy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and light, with nice body relative to the low ABV. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of fruity aromatic hops and a restrained bitterness.
A fantastic blonde - superb. The aromatic hop flavours are amazing - a palette of fruit notes. Light malt character and yeast add depth. I'm revealing my prejudice here, but the high score I've given reflects my love for hoppy brews. In my view, this is the perfect pale ale. Well worth trying if you come across it.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2012 22:22:28 | More by jazzyjeff13
Blonde from The Hop Studio
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