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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
84
good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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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Photo of HopsMatt
1/5  rDev -72.9%

HopsMatt, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of TheDudeRules
1.68/5  rDev -54.5%
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.

TheDudeRules, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of bilhelm
2/5  rDev -45.8%

bilhelm, May 07, 2013
Photo of Bonsai
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Bonsai, May 28, 2013
Photo of target88
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

target88, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of DavoleBomb
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
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 CRJMellor
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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

LJWalker, Feb 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

MordorMongo, Jan 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

spycow, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of smitty5245
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

smitty5245, May 22, 2013
Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

KAF, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of brstls4drmrs
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

brstls4drmrs, Aug 27, 2011
Photo of peabody
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
Photo of ColdPoncho
3.58/5  rDev -3%
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.

ColdPoncho, Jul 31, 2011
Photo of Wadsey
3.58/5  rDev -3%
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. 

Wadsey, Jun 29, 2011
Photo of Sideswipe
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Sideswipe, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of brentk56
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
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

brentk56, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of ADTaber
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
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

ADTaber, Jun 26, 2011
Photo of billshmeinke
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

billshmeinke, Oct 30, 2011
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
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
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Naughty Girl Blonde India Pale Ale from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
84 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.