Dirty | Adirondack Pub & Brewery

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Adirondack Pub & Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly 'Dirty Blonde', Dirty is an American Style wheat beer with a twist. We brew this beer with American ale yeast which keeps it light and refreshing. Dry hopping with Cascade and Centennial lends a strong grapefruit aroma and citrus flavor.

40 IBUs

Added by cosmicevan on 11-22-2010

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4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

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4.63/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.34/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a deep amber with a frothy head.

Aroma is wheat with a citrus herbal hops.

Th beer is light in body but it works because the hops and malt almost a saison feel.

Excellent beer, perfect for a later summer evening.

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.13/5  rDev +18.3%

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

A- Pours a nice hazy golden color with a three fingers width head.

S- I could smell this alll day long A slight straw note from the wheat besides that very hop forward with hints of grapefruit.

T- bitter citrus hops dazzle but do not linger and thats about it slight straw notes but nice and bitter for a wheat ale.

M- Clean crisp and has a nice drying effect which is nice. nice carbonation, it is unfiltered but remains light which is nice.

D- On a hot summers day these would be mighty refreshing and do not know if I could resist sessioning these for quite some time.


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Photo of papat444
4.08/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this a couple of times on my camping trip to Lake George.

Straight from the bottle but also poured sometimes into a plastic cup (hey, it's camping!).

Appearance: An orange body with a thick and insistent head.

Smell: Citrus hops with some mild wheat.

Taste: The hops really hit me not in a bitter way (though there is some of that) but with a really good orange/tangerine flavor. Some good tasting here.

Mouthfeel: Active carbonation and a strong, balanced body.

Overall: Definitely worth checking out. This really surprised me and packs a good flavorful punch.

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4.07/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sierratwohearted
4.04/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

refreshing, clean...solid ale for summer. medium body, lacked aroma, big C west coast hop presence in taste profile.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of logicalparadox
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very interesting and... aptly named!

Pours with a respectable, creamy head. Unfiltered indeed! The break is a hazy, almost murky amber hue, with noticeable sediment that stays in suspension with a light swirl or two of the bottle.

Aromas are earthy, unexpectedly. I got a fermenting hay, not-quite-barnyardy, but musky quality. Also, dry grass with some mild with some light orange blossom, pithy citrus rind, and a few faint pine cone in the back.

Flavors really follow the nose here. Quite refreshing and crisp, but not at all clean. Over-ripened mango and pineapple, with a moderate bitterness. Again, something musky and something vaguely but pleasantly like sweet compost, like a pile of autumn leaves. On a hot, wet, day. Dry grass clippings, sawdust, something else subtle and hard to pinpoint.

Lighter bodied and easy drinking, even with all the grime and murkiness. The hops come through well to make this one quite refreshing.

The soul of a citrusy, juicy, clean IPA, packaged in a dirty, unfiltered, brew that has many traits that remind me of a farmhouse brew.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright fairly clear golden-orange color with a finger of crisp frothy white head atop. The head fades down to a ring leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is full of pine hops. There is also a touch of wheat and grass as well as some light citrus. Fairly assertive.

T - Starts off with some a hit of grassy hops and some nice bitterness. Some wheat flavors in the background along with some light orange. Through the middle some a bit more wheat flavor and a touch of almost nutty flavors come out. The finish is a blend of some hop bitterness and somewhat and nutty flavors, which linger nicely.

M - Medium bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Feels really crisp and finishes nice and dry. Does not feel watery, which is nice.

D - Very drinkable. The combination of the wheat with the strong hop flavor is very nice. The hop profile is solid and the balance here is fairly good.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed based on tasting notes from a blind pale ale tasting.

12 oz. bottle inside a paper bag poured into a plastic tasting cup.

A- Slightly hazy light amber.

S- Similar to taste.

T- Tropical, juicy, fruit forward hops. Citrus notes as well. Malts add some balance, but dominated by hops bitterness.

M- Clean and crisp mouthfeel.

O- Great brew! Like the little pale ale brother to Sculpin. Not sure if the wheat played much of a role in the success of this beer, so it could be considered off style.

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3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass

A: Pours a very nice hazy golden color with a slight amber hue and a nice frothy head that is slightly off white
S: nice hop scent, citrus notes
T: nice smooth taste, slight initial grapefruit hop note, which becomes subdued and finishes with slight earthy notes
M: medium carbonation tingle initially, smooth across the palate, leaves no lingering aftertaste
O: really love this brew, highly drinkable on a warm summer night

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3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev +13.8%

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Dirty from Adirondack Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 164 ratings