Liquid Sunshine Blonde Ale | Hoppy Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoppy Brewing Co.
California, United States
hoppy.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Brent on 01-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
17.48%
 
 
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Photo of LXIXME
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of kiki3drt292
2.99/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pjwilson
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Well, Sacramento has a experienced an explosion in new breweries. And then there's Hoppy Brewing Company which has been around since 1994 and hasn't changed their artwork or recipes since then either. "Back in the day" I used to drink their beer quite a bit. I clearly remember drinking this beer at keg parties back in 2001. I remember thinking it was a really unique beer. I purchased this at the local Costco.

Look: Nice hazy unfiltered look. A true Blond. Decent head that seems to last quite a while. Looks appealing.

Smell: Getting fresh cut grass. You can smell the malt backing.

Taste: Clean malt tastes. A lot of hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Slightly slight. Quite different than anything new that anyone is brewing these days, with little flavoring hops and high bitterness. There really isn't another beer quite like it, it has unique taste. There is almost a smokey aspect.

Mouthfeel: It's smooth.

Overall: Hard to imagine anyone of the newer breweries doing something like this, but this is a nice change of pace. "Blond" and "Amber" ales are kind of relics now. Still, I will order this on draft when I see it around town, but I probably won't but a bomber that often.

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3.52/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a head and what bubbling! This beer looks awesome. A torrent of bubbles rushes to the top of this faintly cloudy, pale yellow brew. The head does get to be a bit of a nuisance after awhile.

Light tin and unmalted and lightly toasted pale malt aromas. Just a little earthy and clean hop aroma.

I like that this beer is unfiltered. That helps add a light fruity flavor to this ale from the yeast. Very clean finish that does get a little tinny. But overall, this is a crisp, refreshing blonde ale. Light toasty and unmalted barley flavors with justa hint of dry yeasty fruit.

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Photo of Jamier33
4.12/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasantly suprised by this beer. 22oz bomber that i bought for my wife who normally doesn't like a hoopy beer but this one hit the spot. Straw color pour with two inch head that explodes with citrus hop aroma. I was not expecting that from a blonde even though it its from Hoppy Brewing Co. Will definitley keep this beer on hand all summer long. Great session beer for hopheads and anyone transitioning from mass produced lagers to craft beers.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head.b Smell is big on grains, some malts. Taste is crisp, lots of grains, some hops are present, a bit of biscuty flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent and easy drinking beer.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.31/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a light gold color with a monstrous three finger head with billowy humps of foam throughout the surface. Retention is good as well as lacing, plus there's a decent amount of sediment suspended in the body. Nice.

S- Has a crisp, clean smell with a light hop aroma. Also notes of green apple.

T- Drinks very easily and has a mild yet noticeable hop bite. The green apple continues in the taste. Refreshing but still has a good snap in the flavor which gives it substance.

M- Quenching and light. High carbonation brings a vibrancy to the table that's quite delightful.

O- I wasn't expecting much from this one but I really enjoy its drinkability and considerable hop content. Liquid sunshine, indeed.

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Liquid Sunshine Blonde Ale from Hoppy Brewing Co.
3.49 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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