Bonito Blonde Ale | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.62/5
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182 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An approchable beer, with some substance. Our Bonito blonde ale is inspired by our perma-sunny days. This brew draws you in with its golden color and soft malt character, while the light mouthfeel and dry finish keeps you coming back. And what would set a San Diego blonde apart? A subtle hint of hops, naturally.


Added by TonyTwins on 02-09-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,572
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
182
pDev:
8.56%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
60
Trade:
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Ratings: 182 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of Try-em-all
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CoolmoJ
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of patre_tim
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden and slightly hazy with both large and small bubbles. Topped with a finger of white head.

Smells grapefruit and caramel, with a hint of red chilli pepper.

Tastes of caramel, halloween candy, and phenols.

Light body with lots of carbonation.

Got at BevMo, drinking in Redding Sept 16, 2018. Light, decent, and okay.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is the sixer I picked up for the opener of Monday Night Football. Probably also one of the last blondes of the summer this year. This is pretty much as expected, with bread and butter notes and a light crispness that makes this easy to drink, although almost to much so. In body and flavor it reminds me of a light beer, which isn't the ideal. Fine, but not something to go in search of.

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Photo of psycHOPathy
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Semi clear orange yellow, minimal head
Ester, citrus rind, grain. Not a powerful nose
Grass, melon, grain, malt, corn, pepper
Light but abrasive mouthfeel
A decent light summer ale, but mouthfeel detracts from the drinkability

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Photo of Scottync
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tony210
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good
Can dated 5/25/18

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Photo of patrickjrosa
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

easy beer. not going to blow your mind but easy and smooth if that is what you are looking for.

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Photo of Welcome_Oblivion
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Krusader
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwt1982
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chris826
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Solid gold with white foamy head and good lacing.
N: Malt, hops, and some grain.
T: Follows the nose, grainy bite with mild hops and soft malt.
M: Light/Medium
O: A very drinkable ale, rich flavors but nothing too much for a hot day. Perfect pool beer.

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Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pstam87
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Above average carbonation that seems to fade fairly quickly.Aroma is very light,malt,grain, and a bit of citrus
Taste follows the aroma,not overpowering but still an enjoyable beer

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Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeyJellico
2.87/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Squire
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A medium golden color with a good deal more white cap than I usually get from a wheat ale.

Aroma of soft malt with some citrus touches. A mild sort of scent but a pleasant one.

Taste is soft malt at first followed by a dryish sort of citrus. Not tart and not sweet, rather nicely balanced in between. I get a definite hop hit in the back of the palate and lingering in the aftertaste.

Medium texture with more than average carbonation at first that quickly settles into a nice balance.

I like the oceanic theme because this reminds me of a beach beer. Mild yet flavorful, thirst quenching without screaming tart or hops at 'cha, very open, friendly and approachable.

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3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Bonito Blonde Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 182 ratings