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Dirty Blonde - Adirondack Pub & Brewery

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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Adirondack Pub & Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cosmicevan on 11-22-2010)
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Reviews by ElijahRivera:
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New York

4/5  rDev +13.6%

Reviewed based on tasting notes from a blind pale ale tasting.

12 oz. bottle inside a paper bag poured into a plastic tasting cup.

A- Slightly hazy light amber.

S- Similar to taste.

T- Tropical, juicy, fruit forward hops. Citrus notes as well. Malts add some balance, but dominated by hops bitterness.

M- Clean and crisp mouthfeel.

O- Great brew! Like the little pale ale brother to Sculpin. Not sure if the wheat played much of a role in the success of this beer, so it could be considered off style.

01-05-2014 05:32:57 | More by ElijahRivera
More User Reviews:
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-25-2013 22:11:29 | More by csmartin6
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-22-2013 03:38:14 | More by generallee
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-01-2013 22:31:48 | More by Milkysunshine
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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -43.2%

11-15-2013 04:06:52 | More by mikerems
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-02-2012 21:12:04 | More by Lang44
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-10-2013 03:44:15 | More by nyrblue2
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New York

3/5  rDev -14.8%

10-30-2012 01:08:36 | More by twillingthenoz
Photo of SickGnar


3.83/5  rDev +8.8%

A: Golden with a bit of haze. Fluffy, big-bubbled, slightly rocky, white head. Not much for retention, but leaves a few splotches of lace.

S: Citrus hops – soft grapefruit & tangerine. Light crystal malt sweetness and some faint wheat. Not a huge variety going on, but very okay for strength.

T: Perhaps more pale ale than wheat. Solid malt backbone with pale perhaps just a step ahead of doughy, somewhat generic & clean wheat. Fair bit of bitterness with a Cascade & Centennial hop character of grapefruit and orange/tangerine. More fruit than rind. Underlying light malty sweetness enhances fruit perception. Not all that complex, but robust and tasty with loads of nice character.

M: Medium body with expansive & mouth-filling carbonation. Fairly quenching & refreshing. Good feel for its abv & style.

D: A nice hoppy pale wheat ale. A tad shy on the wheat part, but it makes up for it with the hops. Tasty and drinkable. A very stand up offering for the hotter summer months, but okay any time.

12-21-2011 02:16:28 | More by SickGnar
Photo of rlee1390


3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

A-Clear yellow-orange, not much carbonation, two finger head that tries to leave behind some lacing, but can not.

S-Some citrus and grapefruit. Some grass and wheat as well.

T-Nice blend of wheat with citrus and grassy hops. Mild bitterness. However as it warms the beer starts to go downhill.

M-Light in body and highly carbonated.

O-A good beer but as it warms the flavors do not mesh as well, which is the main fault I have with this beer.

07-05-2012 14:59:46 | More by rlee1390
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

10-09-2013 03:21:30 | More by cestlavie
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-04-2013 22:36:04 | More by dsshuck
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-06-2014 22:06:39 | More by DoubleMalt
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New York

2/5  rDev -43.2%

03-01-2013 01:06:04 | More by BGsWo22
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-03-2014 02:42:20 | More by complexnomenclature
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Quebec (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +17.3%

Had this a couple of times on my camping trip to Lake George.

Straight from the bottle but also poured sometimes into a plastic cup (hey, it's camping!).

Appearance: An orange body with a thick and insistent head.

Smell: Citrus hops with some mild wheat.

Taste: The hops really hit me not in a bitter way (though there is some of that) but with a really good orange/tangerine flavor. Some good tasting here.

Mouthfeel: Active carbonation and a strong, balanced body.

Overall: Definitely worth checking out. This really surprised me and packs a good flavorful punch.

06-27-2011 01:10:04 | More by papat444
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-14-2014 01:08:24 | More by pathman
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-07-2013 02:17:45 | More by morrowd3
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

04-23-2014 21:35:46 | More by chefdave37
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New York

3.73/5  rDev +6%

Adirondack just started bottling, and the label on my beer bottle labels this as and "Unfiltered American Wheat Ale," not an American Blonde. Read this keeping that label in mind.

A: Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Hazy, yellow straw color with a 1-finger head and a decent amount of frothy lacing.

S: Hoppy. Centennial and Cascade hops keep this beer smelling more like an IPA than a wheat. Some grass notes with a touch of citrus, spice, and a fresh baked bread.

T: Pine hop character up-front with a mellower nut bread flavor on the swallow. This tastes like the bastard child of an IPA and a Wheat... not bad, just not what you'd expect. Pine Tar, allspice, cracked grains, and a walnut finish are what I taste.

M: A touch thin on the finish, but clean and crisp in the mouth.

O: This is a tasty, sessionable beer... but it's not really something that fits nicely into the "American Wheat Ale" variety. This is a wheat beer for hopheads.

03-30-2011 21:35:05 | More by TangTKE402
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3.68/5  rDev +4.5%

Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, a small fruit and a small malt balance. In the taste, dry earth, yet a nice sweetness with just a touch of yeast. A small bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry yeast and note of fruit in the aftertaste. Kind of fruity, but still nice and refreshing.

08-21-2012 16:37:39 | More by OWSLEY069
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New York

3/5  rDev -14.8%

05-20-2014 18:51:53 | More by smurphy493
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3.85/5  rDev +9.4%

Cloudy gold color. Actually, it's pretty clear for a wheat offering. Frothy white head that leaves some streaky lace.

More floral hop smell than I expected. The wheat takes a back seat to this.

This mildly wheaty. I'd describe it as being closer to a bitter APA. Pale malts begin the taste. The hop takes over quickly, leaving a bitter swallow and aftertaste. Spritzy with a thinner body. A little off style but it tastes great.

08-28-2011 00:05:56 | More by smcolw
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-10-2013 01:03:45 | More by Jamesohn
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-25-2012 03:15:41 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Dirty Blonde from Adirondack Pub & Brewery
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