RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It is designed to attract the beginning micro beer drinker. The addition of Willamette and Cascade hops gives this ale a crisp, clean character that is not challenging to a novice. This beer is enjoyed by experienced micro drinkers because of its character.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dogbrick (11870) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2004
From a sampler at the Indy location: Called "Indy Blonde" at this locale. This is standard stuff here. Light golden color with a small fizzy head. Light hops aroma. Light and crisp body with a run-of-the-mill watery hops flavor. The finish is kind of weak too. Not really worth your time.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopdog (11774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2006
On tap at the Broomfield, CO location as the Colorado Blonde. Poured a light yellow color with a small sized white head. Aromas and tastes of grain with a light honey sweet finish. Thin.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (11608) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
A good beer for people who dont care def not beginning craft beer enthusiasts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (10887) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Tap. Orange and barley malt aroma. Golden yellow color with small head. Sweet orange/lemon and barley malt flavor. Lightly bitter herbal hops finish. A decent drinking beer.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009
Name: Indy Blonde
Date: July 20, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Indianapolis
Appearance: clear light yellow, wispy white head
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma
Flavor: sweet grainy malt flavor with a lot of corn character, light floral hops for balance, trace of bitterness in the finish

Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 7/20
Rating: 1.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *+/4

Name: Texas Blonde
Brewery: Humperdinks Restaurant and Brewery
Date: February 22, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Arlington
Appearance: clear gold, fine white head
Aroma: light floral malt aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light hops, balancing bitterness has a slight tart wheat edge

Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.7/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: 4

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hopscotch (10708) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
(Ram Restaurant and Brewery, Schaumburg, IL) Draft... DLD08... Clear light yellow ale with a large wispy, white head. Excellent retention. The aroma is of warm mash and earthy hops. Light-bodied and very effervescent. Like the aroma, the grainy flavor presents notes of lightly sweet mash and gentle, spicy, earthy hop bitterness. Finishes crisp, lightly bitter, and then dry.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
adnielsen (10538) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Tasted on tap at the Fort Collins Horserooth location. Pours a clear, light yellow appearance. Very weak light malty aroma. Thin body with pale malts and light hops. Bitter taste and finish. Tastes a like a microbrew version of a Bud Light.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (10457) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"gotta go against the grain here. rarely if ever will i give a blonde a super high score, but if it scores anywhere near the "better" bigger styles, thats a plus, and I thought that (for a blonde) this beer was quite good. crisp, with a nice cascade hop finish. everything but the thin feel was above average." two years later i see what all the negativity is about. totally different beer. 2.2-3.2. sigh...

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9774) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Tap at the Schaumburg IL location. For a simple accessible blonde for the masses at a chain brewpub, this does not suck like many do. Clear pale gold pour with no head. Fairly sweet grain aroma and taste. Crisp palate.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9645) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
On tap @ C.I. Shenanigans in Spokane. Medium gold, lacy white head. Nice light fruity hops and medium bitterness, clean grains. I was surprised to find that this beer gets clobbered in the ratings. I thought it was a nice, particularly for a style that is often so dull.


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