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City Steam Blonde On Blonde - City Steam Brewery Café

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City Steam Blonde On Blonde
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83
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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
City Steam Brewery Café visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
What can we say about the Blonde on Blonde? Is it the upright way she holds that tray that makes us love her? Or is it the humongous hops sitting on top that gets our bubbles bursting? This PALE ALE was our 2nd beer made available for statewide distribution, and has been a growing hit among Connecticut consumers since 2010. In November of 2012, Blonde on Blonde won 1st place in the Pale Ale catrgory at the Great International Beer Festival in Providence, R.I. It is brewed with German hops for bitterness, Zythos and Cascade hops for aroma. Come try out this award-winning beer fresh on tap, or find it where you can locate it in the region by clicking here. Served short or tall. Oh Mama!

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001)
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Reviews by youngs11:
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youngs11

Rhode Island

4.18/5  rDev +13.9%

Hazy golden appearance, similar to honey. Two finger head after normal pour with nice lacing on the sides of glass

Citrus and flowers in the nose. Smells hoppy and vibrant.

The taste is a great balance of sweet and bitter. The hops are present throughout, starting mildly and building after initial contact with the tongue. The finish is not overly bitter, though. There is sweetness and complexity in the finish as opposed to just bitterness that is common with some pale ales. Excellent

medium bodied and mildly carbonated. standard pale ale feel.

Overall this is an excellent pale ale. I could drink a bunch!

07-18-2013 22:46:48 | More by youngs11
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-17-2013 21:00:56 | More by woodchipper
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tmoreau713

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

05-27-2013 15:05:09 | More by tmoreau713
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Homebrew35

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Served in a pint glass with a nice one and a half fingers worth of a creamy and bubbly white head. Clear pale straw colored body. Good lacing and fair retention.

Smells like a juicy grapefruit, some pine resin and bready yeast.

Tastes like a bubbly, juicy grapefruit mixed with some pine and bready malt flavors. A firm lingering resinous bitterness.

Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Somewhat coating and oily on the finish.

Overall this is a great beer. Nice job Ron. This is fairly well balanced with great hop character.
$5.50 a pint.

04-05-2012 13:39:09 | More by Homebrew35
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, golden in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: grass and piney hops

Taste: sweet caramel start followed by light pine hops and big citrus hops

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, sweetish start bitter middle with a less bitter end

Overall: I like the combination of hops on this one. A nice clean bitter beer. Nothing mind blowing but certainly something I could see myself picking up again.

01-05-2012 14:36:32 | More by tigg924
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Milkysunshine

New York

4/5  rDev +9%

11-01-2012 02:28:06 | More by Milkysunshine
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juicebox

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%

07-05-2013 01:10:15 | More by juicebox
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far333

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +11.7%

Clear and golden colored with coppery highlights and a firm and frothy head of off-white foam that lingers long and leaves fat rings around the glass as it's drained. Inviting aroma of citrusy hops, some grassy and woody notes.

Sharp hoppy flavors full of tangerine and grapefruit, morphing to pine, sappy with hints of mint and herbal notes. An understated honey malt flavor rides beneath and keeps this one well balanced. Grapefruit pith lingers. Even mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, full and round. Great beer, very hoppy and very drinkable.

02-24-2011 01:08:52 | More by far333
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jefftuck47

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18.3%

09-16-2012 23:22:20 | More by jefftuck47
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-29-2013 17:50:37 | More by doremite
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rdilauro

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%

From the external appearance, I could have assume that this beer would be as simple as many of the mass produced brews.
It pured just slightly more amber than your 'light' beers.

But thats where the similarity ended!. The nose was full of hops and citrus. There was a definite bouquet fresh pink grapefruits.

The first taste was like the bouquet. A good dose of hops, just the right bitterness along with nice citrus lemon,orange grapefruit.

This one tasted very crisp and alive. The mouthful was big along with a good lingering after taste

Surprisingly nice

04-03-2012 03:30:59 | More by rdilauro
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-09-2014 21:29:31 | More by Griffith
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Aficionado_Shawn

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-05-2014 05:22:24 | More by Aficionado_Shawn
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

09-10-2012 16:19:58 | More by PaBeerLover
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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.3%

02-20-2013 03:57:26 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -6%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a yellow gold color with a residual 1/4 inch of fluffy white foam. Looks like a blonde, semlls like a pale. Light pine smell. Taste is a light malt that builds quickly into a hop wall. Leaves a small bitter taste on the tongue. Some citrus in the finish.

Just different enough to be unique. Interesting and pretty good.

12-24-2011 14:47:42 | More by KTCamm
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -0.5%

poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours with a nice head and is a light amber or slight reddish color.
Odor is floral and very typical of a pale ale.
mouth feel is a little light. It is pretty carbonated.
Taste is crisp at first and then gives way to hops and ends with a hoppy bitterness. After taste is bitter hoppy. Overall a solid effort and a above average pale ale.

12-27-2011 01:37:02 | More by dexterk1
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TeasdAle

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

03-18-2012 02:43:16 | More by TeasdAle
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jbhollis1180

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9%

02-03-2014 17:24:52 | More by jbhollis1180
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pbrian

Connecticut

4.6/5  rDev +25.3%

Bright tin gold. Clumpy, sticking white foam. Spotty shards of large bubbled carbonation. Minted evergreen and lime peel aroma with soft red licorice candy accents. Initially crisp, powdered lime hoppy and evergreen bitter with a lasting spearmint aftertaste. Clean pale malt sugared backbone with a strong bitterness to squelch it, although it’s more chalk than abrasive piney resin. Hints of lime dust and red licorice careen off brisk evergreen flavors all the way to the end. Finishes briskly hopped and just sugared pale malty enough with a telltale fusion of non-citrus based hop elements. An awesome classic.

FG

10-30-2006 15:38:20 | More by pbrian
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BridgieT

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18.3%

09-09-2013 13:35:15 | More by BridgieT
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-25-2013 14:55:13 | More by Atomicskis5
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-15-2012 01:25:12 | More by RMoeNay
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Donsmitty

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

06-08-2012 11:00:50 | More by Donsmitty
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BGsWo22

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

03-23-2013 18:18:25 | More by BGsWo22
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City Steam Blonde On Blonde from City Steam Brewery Café
83 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.