Blonde IPA - pFriem Family Brewers

Not Rated.
Blonde IPABlonde IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 80
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
pFriem Family Brewers visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 07-31-2012

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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 80
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on-tap @ the brewery in hood river

Served in a lovely 16oz non-shaker pint (bought one to bring home) - a light straw-golden body, clear and clean with a light ring of white foam. Crisp and hoppy, light citrus, lemon, crackery malt, some belgian yeast characteristics. Very refreshing. (286 characters)

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Absolutley loved this. Has on draught at Eureka! In seattle. Never heard of a blond ipa before I had this one. I recommend this and would love to have this again. (162 characters)

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FringeFest 2012.

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Blonde IPA from pFriem Family Brewers
87 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.