Naughty Girl Blonde India Pale Ale - New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
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Reviews by ADTaber:
3.63/5 rDev -1.4%
Bomber poured into a Goose Island Belgian Glass
A: pours a hazy golden yellow with a 1 finger white head with decent retention and leaves some spotty lacing
S: dominated by piney and citrus hops, also a hint of peppery spice and bready malts
T: pine and citrus hoppy bitterness, orange peel, unripe banana, yeasty/bready malt, mild hoppy bitterness lingers on the palate
M: fairly light bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish
Overall: nice beer but a little too dry for me, definitely glad I got a chance to try this one
06-26-2011 18:57:22 | More by ADTaber
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4.15/5 rDev +12.8%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #55 (August 2011):
Not lacking in head as it pushes past the rim of the glass; pale golden color. Peaches, citric peel, green peppercorn, faint musty yeast, honey malt and a kiss of alcohol in the aroma. Deep smoothness. Hard citric and herbal flavors from the hops; more flavor than bitterness, and the bitterness is not timid. Fresh biscuit maltiness, mildly toasty and a graininess that does not want to leave the palate. Semi-dry finish with some ripe fruit under the grain and hops. Great job from De Struise Brouwers, Louisville Beer Store and New Albanian on this collab.
12-15-2011 13:29:35 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.98/5 rDev +8.2%
Thanks to phillybeer7779 for sharing!
Very pale color with nice fluffy eggshel lacing
Very little belgian yeast character in the nose, but awesome lime and clementine orange peel oil
Cleanly bitter without any long lasting bitterness. Lots of juicy citrus with a weird phenolic aftertaste (like from the yeast and not hops) that is almost metallic
Very nice little beer and super easy to drink. The label is also dead-sexy
02-12-2012 18:48:59 | More by Soonami
3.45/5 rDev -6.3%
Bomber brought home from Indiana.
Appears - nice bright orange; finger's worth head
Smells - pretty standard Belgian light fruity funk
Tastes - start off Belgian Pale abruptly slashed with dry bitterness fading quickly into ozone nothing; complex; stridency mellows as the beer warms
Mouthfeels - appropriate for the taste, my favorite aspect of this beer; paradox of thirst quenching and over dry, keeps you coming back for another swallow
Overalls - nice color, great texture; average on the nose and tongue; nice marketing; worth a try, but maybe not a repeat
10-13-2012 02:55:16 | More by Gerasimos
3.53/5 rDev -4.1%
Pours out a clear ice tea color with two fingers of very small white to off-white suds. Lacing adorns the glass.
Smell is clove and banana and hop. Everything else is very weak.
Taste is a bitter bite for the initial sip then the next reveals a mellow malty almost sweet flavor that slowly turns back to a black charred taste.
Mouthfeel is somewhat sticky after the initial bitterness leaves the palate. But mostly this beer goes away very quickly.
Overall this isn't my cup of tea. The flavor goes away too fast. Other than that I bet it would be good with pasta or carrot cake.
08-17-2012 02:13:58 | More by peabody
4.1/5 rDev +11.4%
Pale gold appearance with a decent pinky finger head on top that is full of pretty big bubbles and sustained itself pretty well. Nose is piney - a brash, almost harsh "in-your-face" kind of pine at that.
Taste starts off like a winter white with a little dry sweetness, then the hops kick in at the middle - and kick a DIPA/barleywine kind of hard - before the finish dries out completely and leaves me feeling parched.
I've tried maybe a half dozen domestic Belgian IPAs and liked them all, but this one is the most unique I've tried. Recommend giving this one a shot if you get the chance.
07-25-2011 23:12:49 | More by Another6Pack
3.83/5 rDev +4.1%
Served this 22 oz. brown bottle in a Tripel Karmeliet glass. No date. This beer is a collaboration of NABC, De Struise Brouwers, and the Louisville Beer Store. The massive head sat on a bright golden body and left clumps of lace down the glass.
The smell is dusty, fruity and bubblegum.
The taste begins fruity then yeasty with a sharp bitterness that softens and lingers a long time. Citrus peel and pear. Belgian yeast dankness without much chalkiness. Mild peppercorns. Enough hops to keep the tastebuds alert. Drying finish.
The mouthfeel was slightly thinner than expected. Smooth with modest carbonation.
08-23-2011 13:11:04 | More by Cresant
3.31/5 rDev -10.1%
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Murky dark yellow brown color. One finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left.
3.75 S: Hops and Belgian yeast spiciness rule the nose. Clove foremost with pepper underneath. Hops are a combination of herbal, earthy, and floral in that order. Sugary with yeasty breadiness. Pretty good.
3.25 T: Moderate bitterness. Again plenty of clove and pepper spiciness. Hops are again herbal, earthy, and floral. Yeasty breadiness. Not a whole lot else from the base. The flavors mesh a lot better in the nose. Despite a moderate bitterness, it comes off as unbalanced.
3.25 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Neither creamy, nor spritzy and it needs one of these.
3.00 D: It's decent but the taste and the mouthfeel as pretty weak.
06-08-2013 01:30:41 | More by DavoleBomb
3.73/5 rDev +1.4%
A-Pours clear blonde with an inch of fluffy off white head.
S-Light, estery yeast, earthy hops, pale malts.
T/M-Light bodied, verging on watery. Light, soft carbonation. Provides a nice mouthfeel, but doesn't do much to hold all the flavors together. A fairly nondescript Belgian blonde with a faint, floral hop profile. The merging of hop flavors is the best thing this beer has going for it.
O-Not bad, but a bit expensive for what it is.
07-27-2011 05:55:02 | More by DaveHS
Naughty Girl Blonde India Pale Ale from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
83 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.