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pFriem Blond IPA
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
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The great brewmasters of the Pacific Northwest are reverent of the past and its brewing traditions, but never cease to look forward, tinkering and experimenting to create flavors that are uniquely bold and new. Case-in-point, Pfriem’s Blonde IPA­— Its refreshing blast of citrus and secret ingredient (sunshine) will have you looking forward to another before even enjoying its just bitter enough­ finish­.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MADTROJAN (1) - SANDPOINT, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2014 does not count
VERY GOOD IPA, KEPT ME COMING BACK FOR MORE, I JUST PUT A SIX BARREL IN MY FRIDGE AND CANT SEEM TO STOP DRINKING IT, WELL BALANCED. ONE OF MY FAVORITE IPA, LIKE THE LOW ALCOHOL, FOR CHANGE THAT WAY YOU CAN DRINK THREE OR FOUR PINTS. HELL YEAH!!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Draft at Craft. 21k golden with a whisper of haze. Delicate lacy head and tendril lace. Dry aroma invokes bay leaf. Gentle carbonation, neither soft nor hard with some pleasing granularity. Lingering grassy bitterness echoes noble hops, and in my mind this is a hoppy pilsner! I dream of beer like this. I wish there was a law that all breweries have to brew a beer like this--one that is sublimely dry with no nonsense. This beer rocks!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (678) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Draft at Coopers a few weeks back. Pours pale, clear gold, straw blond. Good lacing. Aroma: citrus, grapefruit, earth. Taste: toast, lightly bitter finish; citrus, lightly sweet. Light, crisp body; short, bitter finish. Overall: solid, nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Hazy blond color with compact persistent head. The hop aroma has some animal side. Smooth mouthfeel, dry but nice malt flavor in the background, strong bitterness; the hops are resiny, and a bit fruity and animal.
Good and fresh IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (454) - - DEC 12, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2013 On tap at Moon Under Water. Hazy gold with thin white head. Bright citrus, floral and grassy/grainy aroma. Crisp and well-hopped. Medium-bodied. Good bite on the finish. Not sure what distinguishes a Blond from any other type of IPA, but I know that big, bright flavour sets this particular one apart.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
UPDATED: APR 4, 2014 On tap at Moon Under Water, Victoria, Canada. Clear gold, dissipating white head. Nose is pine, cat pee, tangerine, hop petrol. Tastes of citrus, fairly dry and crisp. Light. The bouncy palate is the best thing about this; the whole is bigger than the sum of its parts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (4903) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Hazy yellow, nice white head. Do you ever run out of unique way do describe IPA’s that aren’t that unique? It’s not bad, in fact it’s pretty good, but I am all out of adjectives.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (632) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
Draught at Tap House, Seattle. This is a hazy pale yellow shade with nothing much of a head. Sweetish aroma; sort of a honey and green apple sweetness. Those elements come forth in the taste and work rather well. Quite an interesting hybrid, but not a hophead’s IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2295) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Days later I am still trying to determine which was better the Blonde IPA or the regular one? Both have great fruit notes commingled with some medium hop bite that doesn’t try to take over. Pours a lovely light yellow as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Golden in color light haze with a thin white head. Nice Blond IPA. Great flavor and finish. This was a very tasty beer and I am impressed. Super citrus and great dry finish.


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