Hoppy Blonde

Colorado
United States
new belgium brewing
Style Family: 

PALE AMERICAN ALE

Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Hoppy Blonde takes a leap into the tropics with an exhilarating rush of hops at the start, that softens into a light and refreshing finish. The delicate malt base of this beer combines with vibrant notes of mango, lemon, blueberry and pine thanks to Mosaic, UK Admiral and Centennial dry-hopping. The result is a sessionable blonde ale with a head rush of hops.

Profile

ABV: 
5.75%
IBUs: 
45
Hops: 
Nugget, Simcoe, UK Admiral, Mosaic, Centennial
Malts: 
Caramel 80, Munich
Judges Review 
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10

The beer pours a clear and bright golden color with a loose, foamy white head with great retention. In the aroma I get a light sweet bready malt and a moderate amount of hops. There is some tropical mango and citrus in the aroma that dominates, but also a very slight hint of herbal hops in this ...

Brewery Introduction

1988. Belgium. Boy on bike. (Ok, make that a young man of 32.)

As our aspiring young homebrewer rides his mountain bike with "fat tires" through European villages famous for beer, New Belgium Brewing Company was but a glimmer in his eye. Or basement. For Jeff Lebesch would return to Fort... Read More

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