Hop Blonde
Montauk Brewing Company

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Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #535
ABV:
5%
Score:
79
Ranked #42,214
Avg:
3.44 | pDev: 11.34%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
26
From:
Montauk Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
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SCORE
79
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Notes: A crisp hop finish sets this blonde ale apart from the rest. This is a balanced beer with light straw color, smooth flavor, and we think it's a pretty fun beer to say - Hop Blonde!
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 26 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of daliandragon
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good looking blonde with a classic straw color and a resiliant white head. Nose is very faint. Very inoffensive and bland but easy to drink. Just not a lot of flavor.

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Photo of Meyers1023
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured a very clear golden color with a fingers worth of bubbly white head. The smell is faint metallic with some grain. The flavor is more malt than hop unlike the name suggests. You get breadiness and caramel with a very slight bitter finish. The feel is just under medium with decent carbonation. Decent beer. Nothing stands out but nothing bad about it.

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Photo of hopsputin
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: clear amber grain color. Poured on draft so no real head

S: lemongrass, vanilla, grains, carame malts, a slight earthy presence

T: a sweet caramel presence up front met with a small herbal bitterness. There is a little hay/grain flavor in here as well. Ends with a touch of sweet citrus and malts

M: light with a nice carbonation level that helps it pop in the mouth a bit

O: it's ok but nothing beyond that. Easy to drink, so a real good choice for something like watching a game in the background

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Photo of Billolick
3.14/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz can, with best before dating on the bottom

Pours near clear lighter amber, minimal head etc

Sniff reveals just a hint of likely extracts (corn/rice?)

Minimal taste, def not "hoppy", very little of interest going on here...

Works as a warm weather sessioner...besides that there is much better beer out there

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
2.68/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

L: Pours a hazy golden color with tons of sediment floating around in the glass and a one finger head. I don't know how other reviewers are describing this one as being transparent, sure it's a light color yellow but there's lots of particulates hanging out in the glass after you poor which means it's unfiltered. Does not leave any lacing unfortunately.

S: Almost non existent. Smells slightly of cereal grains and grass. Not very inviting on the nose.

T: At least the beer tastes alright. It's lightly malty,sweet and floral upfront, then finishes dry with a crisp, slightly hoppy finish. Kinda bland and boring though at least it would make good warm weather beer if it was ice cold on summer day.

F: Almost lager like, on the thin side although not the lightest bodied beer I've had.

O: A bad representation of the style and not as advertised as a "hoppy blonde". It has virtually no hops or malt sweetness to speak of. Not much to cheer about if you're a hop head and you're expecting a decently bitter session ale like I was.

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Photo of Gmann
2.79/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear pale straw color with a wispy white head that quickly settled into near nothingness.

The aroma is quite faint. I pick up light metal and grain.

The taste is of light grain. An odd creaminess. Some faint grass. Perhaps some sulfur.

The feel is light but not watery, plenty of fizzy carbonation.

Sweet on the palate but finishes dry.

Not a big fan. No real hop flavor and not much to distinguish this from a Bud.

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Photo of beerloserLI
3.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours a nice color with shades of gold and straw grain yellow. Nice clarity, lots of carbonation, and a lingering head. I find the nose to be rather light and mostly get tones of pale malt.

The drinking starts clean with the pale malt carrying over from the nose. Other flavors come on the more I drink such as grasses, and bready tones. Pretty clean and easy drinking at 5% but I'm not getting much in terms of hops. The mouth feel is mostly moderate with major bready tones.

Overall, an average blonde ale that really doesn't deliver in the hop department. A definite summer session for sure.

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Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Waterfront Ale House, New York, NY

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a eighth of a finger high creamy white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of spicy hops in the nose along with hints of bready malts.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts and ints of sweetness, underscored by notes of spicy hops and a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is probably one of the best Blonde Ales that I've had so far because it's not bland and boring. The hops lend some complexity to the smell and taste.

Serving type: on-tap

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Hop Blonde from Montauk Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 26 ratings