Style: American IPA
ABV: 6.2 IBU: 50
pFriem Family Brewers Blonde IPA
What the brewers say
“pFriem’s Blonde IPA’s refreshing blast of citrus and secret ingredient (sunshine) will have you looking forward to another before even enjoying its just-bitter-enough finish.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: Big tropical, juicy, fruit punch, guava, pineapple. Bready with delicate floral notes and a hint of lemon and grass in the background. Very clean and bright hops profile, though maybe a touch light in intensity overall.”
Flavor: “There is a nice balance in this beer. Citrus sweetness with notes of grapefruit, lemon, some orange. A delicate sweetness continues throughout the taste. The bitterness adds complexity and carries through the finish but is not overpowering. Light body for the style, but very drinkable.”
Overall: “This beer was refreshing with a nice sweetness, some light citrus notes, and balanced bitterness throughout the taste. There’s just a touch of earthy background to keep the beer solid. I would love a couple of cans of this after an afternoon of yard work.”
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