Dirty Blonde - Adirondack Pub & Brewery
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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
4.1/5 rDev +16.5%
A- Pours a nice hazy golden color with a three fingers width head.
S- I could smell this alll day long A slight straw note from the wheat besides that very hop forward with hints of grapefruit.
T- bitter citrus hops dazzle but do not linger and thats about it slight straw notes but nice and bitter for a wheat ale.
M- Clean crisp and has a nice drying effect which is nice. nice carbonation, it is unfiltered but remains light which is nice.
D- On a hot summers day these would be mighty refreshing and do not know if I could resist sessioning these for quite some time.
05-09-2011 00:25:31 | More by drinkiusmaximus
4/5 rDev +13.6%
I was surprised to see this brew not listed here. The wife and I hit up lake george every summer and I've seen this one for a few years. This review is from notes from this summer.
Poured a nice rich copper color. Nose is hopes. Very balanced hops flavor. Easy drinker, delicious and a go-to when in lake george.
11-22-2010 03:47:23 | More by cosmicevan
4/5 rDev +13.6%
A - Pours a bright fairly clear golden-orange color with a finger of crisp frothy white head atop. The head fades down to a ring leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is full of pine hops. There is also a touch of wheat and grass as well as some light citrus. Fairly assertive.
T - Starts off with some a hit of grassy hops and some nice bitterness. Some wheat flavors in the background along with some light orange. Through the middle some a bit more wheat flavor and a touch of almost nutty flavors come out. The finish is a blend of some hop bitterness and somewhat and nutty flavors, which linger nicely.
M - Medium bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Feels really crisp and finishes nice and dry. Does not feel watery, which is nice.
D - Very drinkable. The combination of the wheat with the strong hop flavor is very nice. The hop profile is solid and the balance here is fairly good.
04-19-2011 02:52:25 | More by ngeunit1
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
3.98/5 rDev +13.1%
Served in a pint glass
A: Pours a very nice hazy golden color with a slight amber hue and a nice frothy head that is slightly off white
S: nice hop scent, citrus notes
T: nice smooth taste, slight initial grapefruit hop note, which becomes subdued and finishes with slight earthy notes
M: medium carbonation tingle initially, smooth across the palate, leaves no lingering aftertaste
O: really love this brew, highly drinkable on a warm summer night
08-09-2011 21:46:27 | More by BigPlay1824
3.9/5 rDev +10.8%
A: Pours a hazy golden body with a good size white head that disappates to a thin ring; good lacing.
S: The cascade and centennial hops gives this beer a nice grapefruit aroma with orange citrus and wheat-like notes.
T: Sweet grainy malts are the dominate flavor followed by bitter citrus hops. Although this beer as a standard pale wheat ale flavor, this hops give it a nice twist. Nice pleasant finish.
M: Light body; lively carbonation; crisp and refreshing mouthfeel.
O: To me, this is one of their better beers and fits the style very well. With an ABV of 4.6%, it's definitely one of those you can have a six pack of and still be okay. If you're gonna go there, this one is a good one to try by the lake.
08-16-2011 17:40:12 | More by BrewCrew2010
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
3.85/5 rDev +9.4%
A: Poured from the bottle into a Weizen glass. Body is clear golden-yellow with a 2-finger whitish head. Large bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass, painting a nice picture as the head settles slowly, leaving behind some decent rings of lacing.
S: Not a strong nose - some wheat, bready malt and a touch of citrusy (I'm getting orange peel) hops.
T: Some sweet malt undertones (a tad bit fruity), then it finishes up with a combination of wheat twanginess and lemony bitterness. Also a touch of grassy hops.
M: Light in heft, active carbonation provides a sharp experience.
O: Solid stuff - a good summer drinker.
12-04-2012 03:24:37 | More by Kendo
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
3.78/5 rDev +7.4%
12oz bottle into shaker pint
A - lightly hazy pale amber; initial frothy white head subsides to a trace leaving no lacing
S - grapefruit pith/pine and lightly floral hop nose backed with wheat and grainy malt; hops are resinous and a little funky
T - a little lean on flavor besides the hops; lots of resinous hop notes dominate the palate; struggling to find the wheat a bit
M - firm (approaching tart) and a little lean; CO2 is mid-high and appropriate-seeming
O - a refreshing beer, but a little confusing/muddled stylistically; I guess I want it to be more one thing or another
07-11-2011 23:21:47 | More by nezelrac
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
Dirty Blonde from Adirondack Pub & Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.