Double D Blonde | Hop Valley Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hop Valley Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
hopvalleybrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RedDiamond on 07-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
15.74%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +45.8%

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4.83/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.31/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rickw
4.19/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdense
4.07/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle picked up at Belmont Station upon recommendation of awesome staff.

One finger billowing white head, medium-slow dissipation, with significant lacing. Light gold clear body, multiple streams of carbonation bursting on top of body, thin broken layer of head retained long after pour. Fruity hops, grapefruit in the nose, balanced with sweetish and bready malts. Taste mirrors nose, this is a pretty hoppy blonde ale. Good effervescent medium mouthfeel. IMO quite sessionable and drinkable. Another fine offering from the new kid on the Eugene brewing block.

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Reidrover
3.84/5  rDev +12%
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)

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3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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3.76/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.64/5  rDev +6.1%

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Double D Blonde from Hop Valley Brewing Company
3.43 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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