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

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BA SCORE
84
good

59 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 16.22%
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:
Beer added by: ADTaber on 06-26-2011

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3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
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

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of peabody
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
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

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

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3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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3.7/5  rDev 0%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Naughty Girl Blonde India Pale Ale from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
84 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.