Blonde IPA | pFriem Family Brewers

Blonde IPABlonde IPA
BA SCORE
3.97/5
103 Ratings
Blonde IPABlonde IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
pFriem Family Brewers
Oregon, United States
pfriembeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The great brewmasters of the Pacific Northwest are reverent of the past and its brewing traditions, but never cease to look forward, tinkering and experimenting to create flavors that are uniquely bold and new. Case-in-point, Pfriem’s Blonde IPA—Its refreshing blast of citrus and secret ingredient (sunshine) will have you looking forward to another before even enjoying its just bitter enough finish.

Added by John_M on 07-31-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,699
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
103
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
4.26
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by YieldToNothing:
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Todd
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500mL bottle from the brewery.

Pours blonde with a tight, creamy head and awesome lacing. Aroma is bright with citrus rinds, pale malts, ripe melon, and floral notes. Mouthfeel is super smooth and creamy with a pleasing softness and lightish body. Flavors open with delicious fruitiness of ripe stone fruits, some tropical notes, some pine and resin, and a dry bite of citrus and semi-grassy bitterness. Some breadiness in the finish which is quite dry and leaves the palate with some sticky floral flavors.

Aside from its color, I'm not sure what a Blonde IPA is supposed to be. But I love this light, balanced and highly refreshing take on the American IPA style.

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Photo of DanfromVan
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Popped the lid and was drawn right in with the sweetish citrus fumes. Poured into a Delerium Christmas goblet. Big taste, big big hop flavour. In my mind I paired this as the perfect beer to be served at a pro sports game. It goes down easy, with a remnant of hoppy bitterness, which is not a bad thing. Two of these at a 2 hour game would be a perfect fit for me.
Reminds me a little of an overamped Pilsner. ABV is not out of control, which impresses.
Shame the American dollar is at a premium right now (30%) thus a bottle is running $7.00..just a little too rich for me for a regular brew.
Very similar to Hop Circle, a local brew.
Oh and nice graphics and bottle design, it is what drew me in.

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Photo of dimitrov
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of juicebox
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.42/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewpub.
6.2%
Light golden body topped by a durable white head that leaves a full coat of lacing on the glass.
Moderately bitter, low for style, with some light malt base showing.
Overly earthy and piney mix of hops for my taste, despite some citrus.

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Photo of acurtis
3.39/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of dirtylou
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

on-tap @ the brewery in hood river

Served in a lovely 16oz non-shaker pint (bought one to bring home) - a light straw-golden body, clear and clean with a light ring of white foam. Crisp and hoppy, light citrus, lemon, crackery malt, some belgian yeast characteristics. Very refreshing.

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Photo of SamuelR
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Absolutley loved this. Has on draught at Eureka! In seattle. Never heard of a blond ipa before I had this one. I recommend this and would love to have this again.

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Photo of suncrust
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjcamm
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Blanche de Namur small pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with a one finger white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of pinapple and other tropical fruit, orange and citrus hops, lightly floral. Flavor is mild caramel malt, orange, lemon and grapefruit citrus, light tropical fruit, citrus and mildly piney hops, Belgian yeast. Nice finish of complex citrus hops, residual tropical fruit, citrus rind. Good lightly creamy medium body. Well integrated and flavoful IPA, not intensely hopped or bitter, but with plenty of herbal hop flavors. Leans more towards an IPA than a blonde ale, but has the blonde malt profile. Interesting and quite satisfying to drink. Unusually light, almost deceptively pale look diguises a substantial ale. Glad that Pfriem beers are now available bottled in my area.

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Photo of BodyPolitic
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of AxesandAnchors
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of rrock44
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stratusjeans
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grnmtnman
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrMindbender
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Pfriem...HOLY CRAP THIS IS GOOD!

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Photo of wlynch
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Blonde IPA from pFriem Family Brewers
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 103 ratings
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