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Dirty Blonde - Adirondack Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

i didnt care for this one for a lot of reasons. it may have been a little past its seasonal charm, being december and all, but i thought it tasted metallic, overly bogged down by dead yeast, and concentrated orange flavoring. the pour was less cloudy than i expected after reading the label, its pure yellow, with a small but fading white head. there is a orangey lemony aroma over an extract wheat malt base, pale and boring. the flavor is a mess, citrus first, odd minerally vibes next, and leftover yeast is all i can taste at the end, sour or spoiled in some sense. maybe im making it sound worse than it really is, but to me the flavors are really off, and if this is the intended flavor profile, the brewers just need to revision this one all together. still the feel is okay, medium in body for the style, light overall. fine carbonation, but the aftertaste is offputting, especially when it warms up a little bit. i wont buy this again.

StonedTrippin, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of smcolw
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

smcolw, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of Brad007
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange/blond with a huge head into my glass. Funny how they call a pale wheat ale a "pale ale".

The citrus theme carries over, though not as strong as the Iroquois Pale Ale. Wheat adds a clove essence to the overall palate.

Plenty of Cascade and Centennial goodness here. Again, not as strong and the clove from the wheat clashes as well.

Mouthfeel isn't as great either. The clove overrides any benefit that you'd get from using citrusy hops.

Not bad overall. Just not that great. I'd stick with the Iroquois Pale Ale.

Brad007, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of tobelerone
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

tobelerone, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

OWSLEY069, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of pathman
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

pathman, May 14, 2014
Photo of BGsWo22
2/5  rDev -43.2%

BGsWo22, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

cosmicevan, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of tommyguz
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

tommyguz, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ngeunit1, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of smithj4
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%

smithj4, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of rlee1390
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

rlee1390, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of twenty5
3/5  rDev -14.8%

twenty5, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of vonnegut21
2.5/5  rDev -29%

vonnegut21, May 03, 2012
Photo of Kendo
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Kendo, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of ummswimmin
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

ummswimmin, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

CaptDavyJones, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of papat444
4.13/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

papat444, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

generallee, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of dunix
3/5  rDev -14.8%

dunix, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of phishbone23
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

phishbone23, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of lovindahops
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

lovindahops, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of cestlavie
4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

cestlavie, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of GFD400
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

GFD400, Jun 15, 2014
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Dirty Blonde from Adirondack Pub & Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.