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Dirty Blonde - Adirondack Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 17:12:35 | More by StonedTrippin
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Kendo

New York

3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 03:24:37 | More by Kendo
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thebuck


4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-04-2012 02:36:44 | More by thebuck
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twillingthenoz

New York

3/5  rDev -15%

10-30-2012 01:08:36 | More by twillingthenoz
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Michael5000

New York

4/5  rDev +13.3%

10-26-2012 15:43:22 | More by Michael5000
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fishguyac

Virginia

4/5  rDev +13.3%

09-11-2012 05:10:33 | More by fishguyac
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

New York

3/5  rDev -15%

08-04-2012 00:31:30 | More by brbrocc
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-25-2012 03:15:41 | More by DrunkinYogi
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 14:59:46 | More by rlee1390
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mitch3114

New York

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

06-21-2012 04:06:21 | More by mitch3114
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vonnegut21

New York

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

05-03-2012 15:39:54 | More by vonnegut21
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Lang44

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15%

04-02-2012 21:12:04 | More by Lang44
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 02:16:28 | More by SickGnar
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jsisko01

Michigan

3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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 -

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 06:07:00 | More by jsisko01
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 00:05:56 | More by smcolw
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JRed

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 18:38:18 | More by JRed
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BrewCrew2010

Mississippi

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2011 17:40:12 | More by BrewCrew2010
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BigPlay1824

New York

3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 21:46:27 | More by BigPlay1824
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nezelrac

New York

3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 23:21:47 | More by nezelrac
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +17%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 01:10:04 | More by papat444
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drinkiusmaximus

New York

4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Prost!!!

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 00:25:31 | More by drinkiusmaximus
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 02:52:25 | More by ngeunit1
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TangTKE402

New York

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 21:35:05 | More by TangTKE402
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cosmicevan

New York

4/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2010 03:47:23 | More by cosmicevan
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