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
Ranking:
#37,236
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
53
pDev:
14.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of DOCRW
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grnmtnman
4.31/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JavierGC
2.44/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TheBr3wster
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Briken
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.

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Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChalupaBatman
4.19/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
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.

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Photo of holeN1br
4.83/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mactrail
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.

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Photo of Vt_beer_sampler
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheWiltChamberlainofipas
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.

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Photo of aoampm
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnGalt1
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

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Photo of OregonGrown7
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.94/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Moose90
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rickw
4.19/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BvilleBrewGuy
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattSlem
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.04/5  rDev -15.3%

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Double D Blonde from Hop Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 53 ratings