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

Naughty Girl Blonde India Pale AleNaughty Girl Blonde India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

52 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 52
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.94%


Brewed by:
New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ADTaber on 06-26-2011)
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color; very thick foam with plenty of lacing

Smell: Pound cake, peaches and husky grain

Taste: Not as sweet as the aroma would suggest, the beer opens with a bready character, with herbal and husky flavors developing in the middle; a hint of lemon arrives, after the swallow and the finish is rather bitter

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Rather unusual for a Belgian IPA and doesn't taste particularly Belgian to me; the malt is a bit on the sweet side, the yeast imparts an herbal character and the hops are bitter - but a Belgian IPA should be more than that

Thanks, fredmugs, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 21:36:25 | More by brentk56
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 01:30:41 | More by DavoleBomb
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GallowsThief

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip from a bomber.

A - Nice golden honey on pour with a big fluffy one finger head that clings to the glass and has good retention.

S – Fruity esters jump out first with a touch of that old familiar Belgian yeast funk. Some clove in there as well as green apple.

T – Nice burst of orange, lemon and grapefruit up front. Little bit of an earthy, pine taste. She has a nice bite of bitterness in there. It grabs you and goes though and does not linger on the palate. Shade bit of maltiness in there as well.

M – Quick bitterness and off it goes. Leaves you wanting more. Crisp and dry with the fruit lingering on the palate.

O – Nice job here. I love the nice biting bitterness and the fruity flavors that come through. Felt like an easy drinker and it was. You could easily have a couple of these and enjoy a night. I am going to be needing more.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 23:17:48 | More by GallowsThief
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Gerasimos

Tennessee

3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 02:55:16 | More by Gerasimos
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peabody

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 02:13:58 | More by peabody
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a snifter
Representing a local brewery

A- Semi Hazy orange with almost no head whatsoever which i thought quite strange.

S- A lot of wheat notes up front and a nice Belgian yeast character. A citrus fruitiness from the hop and yeast. A pungent smelling brew

T- A light bitterness up front followed up by a wheat character. Belgian yeast is obvious. Hop profile is extremely fresh and citrusy, with a hint of pine. It isn't a strong hop flavor but it is very nice.

M- This beer has a nice feel to it and is very easy drinking. Leaves behind a good bitterness and pleasant aftertaste.

O- A refreshing take on an IPA, quite enjoyed this one. 8 bucks a bomber is pushing it but still a sold beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 00:21:04 | More by TwelveOunces
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 18:48:59 | More by Soonami
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 13:29:35 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Sideswipe

California

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from beerbeerbeerbeer. Thank you Kevin!

A- Pours an hazy, dark golden color with a full four fingers of white head. Foam recedes leaving sticky lacing. There are some yeasty floaties in my glass that stick to the sides.

S- Belgian yeast, pale malt and citrus hops in the nose.

T- opens with citrus fruit and Belgian yeast flavors. Mild hoppy bitterness mid-palate gives way to bready malt, tangerine and a bit of banana. Finish is dry with a bitter aftertaste that socks around for awhile.

M- Feel is on the lighter side. Carbonation is down right fizzy.

O- This collaboration is pretty well done. The signature Belgian flavors combined with hoppy bitterness and a nice malt backbone make it refreshing and tasty, although the carbonation is a little over the top. This is the second beer I've had from New Albanian and I've enjoyed them both. This is pretty good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 07:12:17 | More by Sideswipe
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billshmeinke

California

3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky darker golden color a finger or so of fizzy white head. Not much lacing to speak of.

Smells fruity, tangerines. A touch grassy and herbal.

Tastes of soapy tangerines. A bit spicey.

Nice mouthfeel, really well carbonated.

Pretty solid all around.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 21:30:45 | More by billshmeinke
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brstls4drmrs

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A very nice Blonde color that's a bit cloudy and slightly translucent. A nice thick white foam head appears and some really nice lacing.

S - Smacks you with some pine and lemon zest. Some faint hop & yeast scents along with wheat/barley smells. Very unusual.

T - Some citrus with some crisp pine as well. Didn't get much else out of it.

M - Crisp and well carbonated.

O - Pretty good. But nothing to shake a stick at.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 02:58:40 | More by brstls4drmrs
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 13:11:04 | More by Cresant
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TheDudeRules

Minnesota

1.68/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured into my Grolsch 7oz taster.

Pours a blonde color with a heavy thick like 16 fingers of head. A mountain of pillow on top of my beer. The bubbles are dancing viciously in my glass. Looks really carbonated. Smells semi tropical. Pleasant. And that was the only good thing of this beer. Overly carbonated. The taste was of scented dishsoap. The suds in your mouth of the over carbonation even reminded you of it. Flat out awful. Got through half the 7oz pour and dumped the whole thing out. Major skippage here people.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 00:16:20 | More by TheDudeRules
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes, 7-30-2011

A - golden/yellow body, moderate white head.

S - citrus, and a bit of a medicinal scent

T - citrus, light touches of medicinal and plastic tastes, a touch of belgian spice.

M - light and fluffy, pleasing mouthfeel.

O - it's decent, leaves some to be desired.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 14:10:30 | More by ColdPoncho
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow hazy golden colour. Lots of white frothy head. Smells nice and hoppy and light. Tastes a nice light hoppy. Cascade is most present on the nose and tongue. Well carbonated and pretty solid. I'm not that blown away by it but it's a tasty brew. Overall something i would drink again but not seek out

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 17:12:17 | More by Urbancaver
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brew3crew

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-golden yellow with a nice white head

S-little bit of yeast soming off but not overpowering. Pleasant

T-a lot like it smells more hops than yeast which I like...

M-medium body and very smooth

O-urbain is the man. This is good beer. Goes down smooth

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 17:05:27 | More by brew3crew
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DaveHS

California

3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 05:55:02 | More by DaveHS
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Another6Pack

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +12%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 23:12:49 | More by Another6Pack
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DrinkingClass

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: A deep, hazy, gold with a striking foamy, two-finger, white head.

Aroma: Spicy yeast, orange, grassy.

Taste: A medley of spices and an herby grassiness, orange definitely there. This might be a good gateway beer for your friends that don't like Belgians, it's just Belgiany enough.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with light effervescence. Leaves dry with a slightly lingering spicy bitterness.

Big fan of this beer. Perfect for a warm July night. And at just 6% ABV you can probably have two before you should slow down.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 14:27:04 | More by DrinkingClass
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Wadsey

Indiana

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

New Albanian Naughty Girl

Served in New Belgium tulip. 

A: Pours clear deep gold with modest head. Some effervescence and lacing. 

S: Pleasant and subtle. A little spicy yeast, flowers, orange blossoms. Soapy.  Smells more like a nice girl. 

T: Not as subtle and not as nice, but that doesn't mean naughty, either. Bolder spicy yeast and flowers become perfumey. The bitterness butts in pretty quickly. It is relatively high, too, and resiny/pine. Spice and flowers join bitterness for finish, which lasts a long time. 

M: Medium body and carbonation. Soft mouthfeel. A little drying. 

O: Naught Girl does earn good marks for smell and drinkability, but it falls a little short of the better examples of Belgian/American hybrids, e.g. Eben-Emael. 

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 03:02:38 | More by Wadsey
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 18:57:22 | More by ADTaber
Naughty Girl Blonde India Pale Ale from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
83 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.