Dirty Blonde - Adirondack Pub & Brewery
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Dirty Blonde from Adirondack Pub & Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.