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Dirty Blonde - Adirondack Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
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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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Porter, Mar 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

nyrblue2, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

nzerbe, Mar 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43.2%

BGsWo22, Mar 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

prisdefer, Feb 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

phishbone23, Jan 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

BeerCosmonaut, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%

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 Kendo
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.

Kendo, Dec 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

thebuck, Dec 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

twillingthenoz, Oct 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Michael5000, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

fishguyac, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
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.

OWSLEY069, Aug 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

brbrocc, Aug 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 25, 2012
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.

rlee1390, Jul 05, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

mitch3114, Jun 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

vonnegut21, May 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Lang44, Apr 02, 2012
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.

SickGnar, Dec 21, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev -4.8%

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden-yellow color with an inch thick frothy white head. Leaves a decent lacing.

Smell - Citrus, wheat, lemon zest, and

Taste - This is a very bitter beer, almost like a pale ale. Orange, citrus, wheat, and allspice.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Foams up right as you sip it.

Overall -

jsisko01, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of smcolw
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.

smcolw, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of JRed
3.38/5  rDev -4%

Cloudy deep orange in body with white frothy head. Smells of citrus, rind, grass, faint mint. Tastes of grass, citrus, citrus rind, some bitterness from a generous amount of hops and some off-flavors and vague strawberry are present as well. Light bodied with light carbonation. More a pale than a wheat and off-flavors run rampant.

JRed, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of BrewCrew2010
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.

BrewCrew2010, Aug 16, 2011
Dirty Blonde from Adirondack Pub & Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.