Hopothecary Hoppy Blonde
Delta Brewery

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American Blonde Ale
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5%
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3.1 | pDev: 0%
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3.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

355ml can - contract brewed for them by GP Brewing in Grande Prairie, which doesn't give me the best of hopes, but we shall see.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some wafting campfire smoke pattern lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of lightly toasted, gritty and grainy cereal malt, a hint of wet cardboard, some muddled dark berry fruitiness, faint earthy yeast, and some ethereal leafy, musty, and dead floral hop bitters. The taste is bready and crackery pale malt, underwhelming and indistinct domestic citrus peel, a pithy estery yeastiness, some damp minerality, and more well-understated earthy, herbal, and musky floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-satisfying frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and basically smooth, with nothing really getting in the way of an average time at this particular juncture. It finishes off-dry, the Alberta malt pretty much running the lingering racket.

Overall - yeah, this isn't a bad brew, per se (other than a few sketchy aromas), but by no means would I consider it a 'hoppy' Blonde. It's just a straight-up, plainly rendered Canadian version of the style, one that can be found every fucking where around here, with few actually interesting exceptions. And honey, this ain't one of 'em.

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Hopothecary Hoppy Blonde from Delta Brewery
Beer rating: 3.1 out of 5 with 1 ratings