Double D Blonde
Hop Valley Brewing Company

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From:
Hop Valley Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
American Blonde Ale
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 14.21%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
40
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 08, 2017
Added:
Jul 25, 2009
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  11
SCORE
82
Good
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Rated: 3.49 by DOCRW from Washington

Sep 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.31 by grnmtnman from Oregon

Jun 04, 2016
 
Rated: 2.44 by JavierGC from Spain

May 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.2 by TheBr3wster from California

Apr 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by NickThePyro from Washington

Feb 28, 2016
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Reviewed by Briken from Washington

2.79/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Hazy yellow, very thin white head after an aggressive pour and no retention. Sweet, light grassy aroma. Hoppy bitterness up front with a light linger that gets much stronger. Light body with light to moderate carbonation.

I guess what else do you expect from a brewery named Hop Valley? Flavorless save for hop bitterness. A boring beer with no off flavors just nothing to be enjoyed.
Jan 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by CB2maltygoodness from District of Columbia

Dec 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.19 by ChalupaBatman from California

Dec 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation

Nov 13, 2015
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance : Blonde colored body, slight haze, 60% opaque. Hilly lace on the sides of the glass after the 1 finger head recedes.

Smell : Pale malts, barley, wheat, some light spice and floral. Mostly clean aromas. Spot on for a Blonde - nothing more, nothing less.

Taste : Had to expect this being a NW beer. A bit too hoppy for my tastes, but the pine note subsides into a more traditional golden blonde ale with bread and yeast following. It ends on a slight marshmallow note and the finish is better than the beginning in my opinion.

Feel : Medium bodied, light creaminess, dry finish.

Overall : If it weren't for the pine at the beginning this beer would be a home run. I don't like the overhopping of the NW style beers, it's just too much. This is another example of the overhopping going on in this region.
Nov 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.83 by holeN1br from Louisiana

Oct 16, 2015
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
First, crack open the can and enjoy a few gulps straight from the can. It's such a familiar feeling with its own pleasure, but it reminds me how drinking the stuff from a lovely glass is the way I enjoy it these days.

Rather crisp and carbonated, which gives this Blonde a little more drinkability. Also gives it some of the club soda taste. More bitterness than I usually expect with this style. Even reminds me of a watery Pilsener with a very light body. Rather grainy but not flabby.
Aug 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.34 by Vt_beer_sampler from Vermont

Aug 12, 2015
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Rated by TheWiltChamberlainofipas from Oregon

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Above average. Good lawnmower beer.
Jul 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.61 by aoampm from Hawaii

Jun 23, 2015
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Reviewed by JohnGalt1 from Idaho

3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12oz can from Brewer's Haven... Clear light straw golden with a surprisingly good white head. Grainy wheat... Citrus/floral/lesser grassy hops... The finish is a touch heavily leaning toward the malty side of things... Decent balance, but I want more hops from my blondes especially from the PNW.

3.75/3.25/2.75/3.25/3.25
May 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.94 by OregonGrown7 from Oregon

May 01, 2015
 
Rated: 2.94 by j-psbrewski from Oregon

Apr 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.19 by Moose90 from Washington

Apr 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.71 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Apr 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.47 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Mar 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.19 by Rickw

Feb 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.65 by BvilleBrewGuy from New York

Jan 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.79 by MattSlem from California

Dec 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.04 by enznevr from Washington

Dec 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.76 by Martelljw2 from New York

Nov 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by jakewatt135 from Oregon

Nov 18, 2014
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Reviewed by Kimchi270 from Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
Poured out of a 12oz can into a pint glass.
Color is staw almost mango yellow with a very small head, which leaves a very light lace. Smell is upfront grains and a light citrus peel undertone. Taste is is grain forward with almost a Belgian spice to the middle. Finish is of a ligt hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is very light and watery with a very mild to minimal carbonation. Overall a good golden ale but doesn't have a complex enough body to have me returning frequently.
Oct 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.64 by unclemole

Sep 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania

Aug 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by karlt from Minnesota

Jul 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by New_Northerner from Vermont

Jun 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Dec 09, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by jaydoc from Kansas

Nov 28, 2013
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Reviewed by artoolemomo from Oregon

3.14/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Appearance- Pours up a below average amount of head which has poor retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a dull straw to pale amber which looks golden straw in the light. No lacing has been left behind yet.

Nose- Rather thin and boring. At first, I got a bit of bubblegum (very light and not bothersome) with some grain and cereal. After a minute, there is nothing but a light hint of grain. Almost indistinguishable from your basic AAL. In fact, some AALs have more of nose or, at least, more presence.

Taste- Starts off with mild citrus that has both orange and lemon with a touch of lemon peel. Caramel is very pronounced on the middle while a little bit of pine and resin bring up the finish. Slight spicy tingle on the linger. Caramel seems to be dominant component with notes of lemon, orange, and matchstick hanging around the edges. Pretty much nothing more complex than the notes that I've mentioned before. Maybe a slight chalkiness with the somewhat dry finish. No flaws but not a terribly interesting beer. I think it was better in the can- I felt like I got more of the hop profile. Just above average to average. Muted notes of grain in the background.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with a good amount of syrup. Carbonation is a bit light but still works well with the overall beer.

Drinkability- Seemed to live up to the label when it was in the can. It's rather boring in a glass. Decent for 8 bucks a six pack but nothing compared to all the better blondes out there.

Overall- Just a bit over average but mostly average. Fairly true to the style. If you like lighter beers, you will probably like this one. For most others, it's probably not worth a try. I will not be buying it again.
Oct 24, 2013
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Reviewed by Reidrover from Oregon

3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
22 oz bomber from Fred Meyer in S.Salem. $3.99 Pours a nice clear sunny golden colour with a largish frothy white head. Aroma is nice and fresh bready,caramel malts with a touch of citric hops. Taste very balanced bready,caramel touch of nuts,lemony hops very nice really Really great mouth feel fizzy yet complex ( for style ) semi-dry finish. Very nice drinkable blond would be great in six-pack!
( oh i see here it is in 12 oz cans! Great)
Sep 22, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by Chris-MOC9 from Oregon

Aug 01, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Envelopes from Ohio

Jun 21, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jun 17, 2013
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: golden-yellow hue with a moderate haze and a strong effervescence. Head poured two fingers of creamy white foam. Decent head retention with a little chunky lace left on the glass. Not bad!

Smell: sweetish malty aroma with a hint of grain and a little bit of fruitiness, probably due to the hops. There's almost a spiciness to it, like grains of paradise or something, which doesn't particularly work for me. Overall, though, pretty decent.

Taste: the flavor is similar to the aroma, but a bit drier and grainier. The overall effect is of harshness, unfortunately. It's not bad, per se, but it's a bit rougher than I'm looking for in the style.

Mouthfeel: moderate body and a big carbonation give this brew quite a creamy texture; this is the beer's best feature.

Overall: not bad, but a bit on the harsh side for my taste. A blonde ale should be smooth and easy drinking.
Apr 15, 2013
Double D Blonde from Hop Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 53 ratings