Beer To Drink Music To '17 Tropical Blonde | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Beer To Drink Music To '17 Tropical BlondeBeer To Drink Music To '17 Tropical Blonde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by paulish on 02-15-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
60
Ratings:
214
pDev:
9.21%
 
 
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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 60
Reviews by gr0g:
Photo of gr0g
3.14/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Not blond in color, but golden amber, with a not-that-long-lasting head. Floral and fruity aroma. Sweet tropical fruit juice character is the strongest note. Floral, rather than citric, hoppiness. From appearance and smell, you'd think this was an IPA on the sweeter end of the spectrum. Bittersweet flavor profile. There's a generic fruitiness to it, but nothing readily identifiable as "tropical." The finish is worth mentioning only because it's notably bland and lifeless.

Like more than a few other DFH offerings, this defies categorization. It's definitely not a blonde ale. It's definitely not that good, either. Skip it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DannyDelicious
4.36/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wolvmar
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice golden color. Fruity aroma. Not much head or lacing but fair amount of carbonation. Tastes of the kiwi juice, some strawberry, a little vanilla. Decent hoppyness with malt sweetness still coming through. Clear alcohol taste surprised me but at 6.8%, maybe not a surprise. I like it but like other "summer" beers better (Oberon still the king).

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Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, had some dating info on the neck of the bottle, but its smudged...

Pours pretty typical looking amber, lightly hazed, moderate khaki cap...leaves low sheeting and bits of lacing.

Fruity hopped up nose.

Fruited up brew, with a sweet streak, also some tea presence....fresh and flavorful..not my favorite style...but this is worth a try

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Photo of chinchill
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle.
Excellent clarity in an amber body. Moderate size white head with good retention and decent lacing.
This is a bold and complex blonde ale with moderate bitterness for style. Kiwi and hibiscus join hops and grains in the aroma but blend poorly leaving a slightly unpleasant aroma. The flavor is considerably better with more fruit and less earthy/floral character.

Medium+ body with a semi-dry finish.

Overall: not bad but too floral.

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Comander_Shepard
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark red/gold in color with very white head and sticky lacing. Smells light and sweet, citrus, floral and mild hops. The taste is very nice, crisp citrus burst with a semi sweet mix, very mild hops and clean finish. There is a slight sour to this but mild, overall a easy to drink beer with music. I really like this one, just blended right.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery "Beer To Drink Music To '17"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED ON 01/24/17 1030"
$2.17 @ Giant Eagle, Indiana, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: "...brewed with kiwi juice & hibiscus flowers". Moderately hazy golden and orange body beneath a short head of bright white foam. Aroma of citrus fruits, mainly orange. Somewhat floral. The head seems to have held well, it dropped but there's still a solid surface covering and mountains of lace rising up along the inside of the glass. The flavor has a touch of tartness to it that I'll attribute to the hibiscus, and the kiwi comes through clearly. None of the orange found in the nose is present but there is a "tropical" flavor beyond the kiwi. The malt is lightly sweetish and grainy, and supports the fruitiness and subtle tartness. There's not a lot of bitterness to it but there's some, probably around 30 IBUs, and it appears rather abruptly in the finish, with the fruit vanishing to leave the bitterness and residual malt behind. That's not bad, just an observation, and in the end is where you see that it's a blonde ale underneath the fruit. Medium-bodied and delicately crisp. Smooth. That helps with the tartness but then leaves the finish a little dull. It's not bad, it's not great, but there's a lot of potential to it and I hope they take this and push or pull it to change it up into something a little more exotic. Of course that wouldn't sell as well, would it? This is pretty accessible despite the tartness and the bitterness in the end; and it is 6.8% ABV so you get a little bit of bang for your buck.

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Photo of trocketsauced
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent gold/bronze with a thumb of ivory colored head. Sheets of lacing & good head retention

S: Mango, strawberry, tangerine

T: Follows the nose, a little bready , a little lime too up front. Dryness, tangerine, strawberry, &a little mango as this warms. Pears mix into the finish with tangerine & strawberry & a touch of grapefruit

MF: Medium body, fairly restrained carbonation, nice balance

Drinks easy, more to my liking on the style

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Clear copper with a big foamy white head. Retention is medium, but lacing is good.

S: Very fruity, well balanced between sweet and tart. Some kiwi pokes through, but the hibiscus really bursts forth with strawberry, honeydew, and even grape-like notes. Smells like nothing but juicy, tart fruits.

T: Tons of kiwi upfront, and then hibiscus pushes through on the back end, complimenting. There's notes of kiwi, blueberry, honeydew melon, watermelon, green and red grapes, strawberry, and passion fruit. There's a nice pop of tartness. There's a touch of biscuity, slightly toasty malt in the middle. Maybe just a touch of grassy, herbal hop character, but almost nothing. Just big, tart, juicy fruit flavors throughout.

F: Medium-light bodied, well carbonated, just slightly dry. Dangerously drinkable at 6.8%

O: An excellent summer fruit beer! I'm loving this!

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Photo of mmorris15
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.59/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer To Drink Music To '17 Tropical Blonde brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, with an ABV of 6.80% This American Blonde Ale pours out a deep golden amber color with nice white head. Almost has a nice copper tint to it. There is a decent amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hop bitterness and sweetness. You also pick up on citrus notes, grains and malts. There is alot going on in the smell of this brew. Between the look and the smell this is really inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is wow. You pick up a nice amount of tart sweetness, hops , grains and malts. The kiwi sweetness is a nice touch to this brew. There is a lot going on in this brew. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.80% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. The body of Beer To Drink Music To '17 Tropical Blonde is a soild medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. The mouth feel is Bold, Clean, Smooth , Bitter, Sweet, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Beer To Drink Music To '17 Tropical Blonde a 4.50 out of 5. I would look this brew up again givin the chance to. If you are looking for something different, look this one up. Tons of flavors. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, did a super nice job with this brew.

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Photo of DaveCash
2.86/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of needMIbeer
4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sisterofba
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of souvenirs
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Very clear, bubbly, rose-gold.
S: Delightfully fruity. Kiwi / tropical.
T: Sessionable.
F: Fizzy.

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Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 214 ratings