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Naughty Girl Blonde India Pale Ale - New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House

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Naughty Girl Blonde India Pale AleNaughty Girl Blonde India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 16.26%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ADTaber on 06-26-2011)
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Reviews by peabody:
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3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

peabody, Aug 17, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

BeerAdvocate, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of Soonami
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Soonami, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

lcdawg, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Gerasimos
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Gerasimos, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of cwd
4/5  rDev +8.4%

cwd, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of claaark13
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

claaark13, May 13, 2013
Photo of bkonk10
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

bkonk10, May 22, 2013
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
4/5  rDev +8.4%

4Socialanxiety, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of CRJMellor
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

CRJMellor, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

LJWalker, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of Another6Pack
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Another6Pack, Jul 26, 2011
Photo of bilhelm
2/5  rDev -45.8%

bilhelm, May 07, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Cresant, Aug 23, 2011
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3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

DavoleBomb, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
Photo of DaveHS
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

DaveHS, Jul 27, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

anhigdon, Aug 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Bonsai, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

rbmjr1, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

gunclubchris, Jun 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

robwestcott, Apr 25, 2013
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1/5  rDev -72.9%

HopsMatt, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

polishkaz, Aug 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

MordorMongo, Jan 14, 2013
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Naughty Girl Blonde India Pale Ale from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
82 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.