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Liquid Sunshine Blonde Ale - Hoppy Brewing Co.

Liquid Sunshine Blonde AleLiquid Sunshine Blonde Ale

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 18.55%


Brewed by:
Hoppy Brewing Co. 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: Brent on 01-09-2003)
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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 31 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mzwolinski:
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mzwolinski

California

4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear gold in color, with a medium-white, pillowy head. Nice lace down the glass.

Surprise! The aroma is hoppy. I'm learning to pretty much expect that from this brewery no matter what the style. A bit of graininess in there too and, contrary to some other reviewers, no sign of skunk to be found.

Medium-light bodied, crisp and biting with a fairly dry finish, this beer is once again hop-dominated. A bit grassy, with some lemony notes and not much malt to balance. Tasty, sure; refreshing, definitely; over-hopped for the style, of course. But not a bad beer, considered on its own merits.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2004 01:26:26 | More by mzwolinski
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zeff80

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-04-2012 00:41:53 | More by nheinzie57
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-04-2012 00:41:08 | More by trstar87
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3/5  rDev -13%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

03-20-2012 22:59:31 | More by creez
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a head and what bubbling! This beer looks awesome. A torrent of bubbles rushes to the top of this faintly cloudy, pale yellow brew. The head does get to be a bit of a nuisance after awhile.

Light tin and unmalted and lightly toasted pale malt aromas. Just a little earthy and clean hop aroma.

I like that this beer is unfiltered. That helps add a light fruity flavor to this ale from the yeast. Very clean finish that does get a little tinny. But overall, this is a crisp, refreshing blonde ale. Light toasty and unmalted barley flavors with justa hint of dry yeasty fruit.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 00:27:00 | More by scruffwhor
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Jamier33

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4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasantly suprised by this beer. 22oz bomber that i bought for my wife who normally doesn't like a hoopy beer but this one hit the spot. Straw color pour with two inch head that explodes with citrus hop aroma. I was not expecting that from a blonde even though it its from Hoppy Brewing Co. Will definitley keep this beer on hand all summer long. Great session beer for hopheads and anyone transitioning from mass produced lagers to craft beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 18:41:35 | More by Jamier33
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dufficy0

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tone77

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head.b Smell is big on grains, some malts. Taste is crisp, lots of grains, some hops are present, a bit of biscuty flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent and easy drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 17:50:49 | More by tone77
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Immortale25

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4.33/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a light gold color with a monstrous three finger head with billowy humps of foam throughout the surface. Retention is good as well as lacing, plus there's a decent amount of sediment suspended in the body. Nice.

S- Has a crisp, clean smell with a light hop aroma. Also notes of green apple.

T- Drinks very easily and has a mild yet noticeable hop bite. The green apple continues in the taste. Refreshing but still has a good snap in the flavor which gives it substance.

M- Quenching and light. High carbonation brings a vibrancy to the table that's quite delightful.

O- I wasn't expecting much from this one but I really enjoy its drinkability and considerable hop content. Liquid sunshine, indeed.

Serving type: bottle

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mjyoung

California

3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split w/ bbb099 12/5/11

A: THICK 3 finger foam head that looks like whipped cream and vaguely urine colored body.

S: Lemon and air. Pretty much it on the nose, but it's tasty.

T: A bit one note but a little high on the hops. Could have used something to balance it out, but again, tasty.

M: A wee bit of heft, but light.

O: Meh. Good for a Sac-town beer and I like my blondes, but nothing too special about it.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 03:26:25 | More by mjyoung
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bbb099

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mjyoung for sharing this one!

A - A huge amount of soapy bright white colored head. Relatively bubbly and murky orange golden color.

S - Perfumy citrus and yeast aromas. Smells quite pleasant.

T - Earth and savory flavors. Small amount of citrusy hops towards the end. Finishes clean.

M - Highly carbonated. Medium bodied.

O - Tasted decent and smells great. Nothing over the top, but I would probably would not mind having this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 03:18:32 | More by bbb099
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lurpy1

Minnesota

2.48/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The pour is a vaguely urinary yellow with a good finger plus of white foam. The smell tends towards the citrusy, a little bit of grain, somewhat organic. However, there's a bit of acidic, dirty taste that goes along. No great, not horrible either. I found it to be way too carbonated for my liking. All in all, a very blah blonde I probably would not seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 03:11:13 | More by lurpy1
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

The last of the three bombers available in my area from these guys. It pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose is light and vague, comprising light biscuit, light dirt, grass, and a twist of lemon. The taste seems to follow, but with the elements all quite magnified. There's a strong dirt and chlorophyll flavor, which really puts me off to begin with; but then this is followed by dry, dirty biscuits and musty lemons, which makes matters all the worse for my tongue. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a pretty poor brew, one I hope to never have again.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 15:10:27 | More by TMoney2591
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer pours a clear straw yellow with the second pour taking a slight haze. There is a thick snow white pushes above the glass and sticks to the glass with each sip. There is a flurry of microbubbles swirling around the glass.

S- The perfumed hops are bright with a green slightly pungent quality and a soft flinty note in the finish.

T- The soft pils malt gives way to a green pungent hops flavor that is full with a nice touch of lemon that changes to more of a tartness as the beer warms. There is a flinty pine resin note in the finish that grows as the beer opens.

M- This beer has as light crisp mouthfeel with a soft full fizz that supports the hops.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 21:53:05 | More by rhoadsrage
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Liquid Sunshine Blonde Ale from Hoppy Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.