Alpha Blonde
Morgantown Brewing Company

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Morgantown Brewing Company
West Virginia, United States
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #296
Ranked #27,886
3.45 | pDev: 15.94%
Jul 01, 2021
Dec 10, 2009
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Notes: A seductively soft, easy drinking blonde ale, with an emphasis on a fragile and complex malt character. Made with Belgian candi sugar, honey malt and select Belgian and American grain. Slightly sweet and creamy; perfect for the session connoisseur and the timid domestic drinker looking for an introductory craft beer.

This brew was made to please the novice craft beer drinker. Dubbed the "domestic with a kick" it provides a smooth, pleasant flavor throughout. More flavorful than your domestic beers, but light enough that anyone can enjoy.

17 IBU
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts are present. Taste is malts, white bread, some grassy notes and a touch of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.
Jul 01, 2021
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.91/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I'm trying this at the brewery. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent had faint grain. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with grain hints. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.
May 17, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jul 09, 2018
Rated: 3.44 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Sep 28, 2017
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
I purchased a lot of CANs from a fellow from Pittsburgh during a recent BCCA event in the furtherance of The CANQuest (tm). I am watching the Marshall (WV)/Pitt game right now, so this seemed like a good time to Crack! this one open.

From the CAN: "Proudly crafted and [CAN]ned in Morgantown, West Virginia"; "Cheat [CAN]yon Coopers Rock".

I Crack!ed it open and CANmenced a gentle Glug as the Blonde was having troubles & I did not want to further upset her. Color was a hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with lots of CO2 bubbles in evidence. I got a finger of dense, foamy, bone-white head with great retention. Nose had a biscuity-grassy scent, more akin to a lager, but I was not CANplaining. Mouthfeel was kind of thin, but very effervescent. The taste was rather sweet, more bready then biscuity, with a light grassiness. Finish was semi-sweet with a grassy, honey-like biscuitiness. It was tasty, but there was noting to distinguish it from a large field. This is one of their flagships & if I were forced to attend a WVU game & its attendant tailgating, I would not have a problem with filling my cooler with CANs of this one. Aside from that, I CANnot find anything to reCANmend it.
Oct 02, 2016
Rated: 3.14 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland

Aug 13, 2016
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
12oz can. Poured out a clear, straw yellow color with a small, fizzy white head of foam. It smelled of sweet caramel and toastiness. Very sweet with lots of caramel malt. Very little hop presence.
Jul 25, 2016
Rated: 3 by jbf190 from West Virginia

Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by JayKay412 from Pennsylvania

Jul 01, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by Yancey82 from Pennsylvania

Jun 23, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by caahare from West Virginia

Jun 06, 2016
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

1.43/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25
I've had bad beers and I've had horrific beers. The Michelob ultra from last week? Bad. This one? Horrific.

A mildly hazy orange with a large, off white head with good retention and little lacing, this looks OK. The nose is just plain awful. When poured fresh, this has an incredibly unpleasant blend of metallicity and vegetal hops, and as the carbonation dies down, it gains a stale, dull malt character. Nothing could prepare me for the palate, though. My first reaction was to spit it out (haven't done that in a while!). Just awfully metallic and vegetal with notes of garbage juice. It improves greatly once allowed to breathe, but seriously, who decants a blonde ale? Honey, vegetal hops and a weird pungency are present. Watery on the palate, faintly bitter on the finish. Awful.
May 28, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by fishguyac from Virginia

Feb 19, 2016
Rated: 3 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Feb 09, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by RichH55 from Illinois

Feb 05, 2016
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Reviewed by Zylod from West Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured a nice and clear gold from a growler. Very little head. Just a light aroma of fruits. Moderate carbonation apparent. Starts with a fruity sweet kick and finishes off a little bitter. Well balanced and not overpowering or complex in any way, very light, an easy drinker. This grew on me, just good enough to be a good session beer. Not bad.
Jan 03, 2016
Rated: 2.87 by Hoptometrist from Ohio

Dec 28, 2015
Rated: 3.87 by KingPurple from New Jersey

Dec 27, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by TheRamie from West Virginia

Dec 10, 2015
Rated: 2.38 by Dogleg from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2015
Rated: 1.89 by skaboom420 from Pennsylvania

Jul 26, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by jmdavisson from West Virginia

Jul 03, 2015
Rated: 3.28 by LXIXME from New Mexico

May 24, 2015
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Rated by brighteyes868 from Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Nice and light, easy drink.
Apr 26, 2015
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Rated by Kidwvu

4.6/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Fantastic Beer. Looking forward to buying at local stores.
Apr 02, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

Dec 26, 2014
Rated: 3.62 by zp6167a from District of Columbia

Dec 26, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by jhayhay

Dec 03, 2014
Rated: 4 by lelumarie from West Virginia

Oct 28, 2014
Rated: 4 by spedprof from West Virginia

Sep 28, 2014
Rated: 4.04 by Yeldarb92 from Ohio

Sep 06, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by muskiesman from New Jersey

Aug 22, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by melza from West Virginia

Jul 28, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

Jul 19, 2014
Rated: 3 by WVHillbilly72 from West Virginia

Jun 21, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by OB1 from Ohio

Jun 13, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by paulys55 from Pennsylvania

Jun 09, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by ranger7 from Texas

Jun 09, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by miffsudd from Michigan

May 26, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by emeyer from West Virginia

May 04, 2014
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