New Belgium Hoppy Blonde Review
Aroma
Appearance
Taste
Mouthfeel
4.4Overall Score
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ABV 5.75%
IBU 45
Style: Blonde Ale

New Belgium’s Hoppy Blonde Ale is their spring seasonal release, and is an easy to drink beer. It takes a leap into the tropics with its hop-nose and ends with a light and refreshing finish. The malt base selected for this particular brew combines notes of mango, lemon, blueberry and pine. Hoppy Blonde is medium bodied and pours golden, with a toasty sweetness, tropical fruity aroma, and an approachable bitter end. Ultimately, a sessionable blonde ale with a head rush of hops.

Appearance
Hoppy Blonde pours a bright golden color with hints of copper and a nice, white foam head that fades, leaving some lacing

Aroma
The blonde has a citrusy aroma with hints of grapefruit, orange, and tropical fruit. There’s also a strong pine and herbal aroma and malt character that is noted

Taste
Hoppy Blonde has a toasty sweetness to it, with hints of tropical fruit that are noted. There is some malt character in the beer as well, as well as a lingering bitterness

Mouthfeel
The blonde is a medium bodied ale is smooth and easy to drink with a nice, dry finish

New-Belgium-Brewing-Logo8For more information about New Belgium Brewing, visit NewBelgium.com. You can also follow New Belgium on Facebook at Facebook.com/NewBelgium and Twitter @NewBelgium.

 

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