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Naughty Nellie - Pike Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

201 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-05-2001)
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Reviews by joshuadlight:
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joshuadlight

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -8.1%

Naughty Nellie's lacks the hoppy bitterness to be considered a Pale Ale in the sense that we all know it by. It is mild in character throughout. Cloudy pale and yellow in the color. Fruity in the nose and the mouth with no big malt or hop characteristics jumping out at you. Fine mouthfeel and good drinkability, it tastes fine and has a good ABV that you drink for a while.

05-16-2009 06:44:01 | More by joshuadlight
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured into a imperial pint glass a deep amber hued golden with a well formed tight one finger white head that was gone pretty quickly.Mainly caramel/biscuit malt in the nose with some light floral hops,seemed to be a little more malt driven wich surprised me a little.The flavors are alot like the aromas,sweetish biscuit malt with light citric and earthy hops,a little toastiness in the finish.Pretty much a no frills APA with a big malt bill,not bad.

10-05-2010 12:42:55 | More by oberon
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

Appearance – Beautiful orange in color and a wee bit cloudy with a nice, frothing head.

Smell – The delicate hop aroma sits deep in a significant malt base. There’s also a musty scent to this one.

Taste – This one is light but very flavorful. The malt backbone has hints of caramel and sugar. The floral hops come alive at the tongue, but the sweet malt defines this Pale Ale.

Mouthfeel – This is close to medium-bodied and is dry and refreshing. The quality malts are chewy and help make this a smooth one.

Drinkability – Excellent interpretation of the style, although the hopheads may be a little disappointed. This went down well to start off the night.

12-30-2003 01:42:39 | More by RoyalT
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5%

12 oz. brown long neck bottle with a “Best if consumed before date marked” freshness date on the back label.

Appearance: Hazy dusty golden colour, thin lacing has a decent retention.

Smell: Soft husky grain with a powdery yeast, some sweetness from the malt and soft floral notes from the hops show up in the aroma.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Smoothness is impeccable within the moderate body, big doughy biscuity malt flavour is the showcase of this brew. Touch of yeast throughout. Hops give a juicy wet kiss of mild citrus, flower water and a mild sting of bitterness. Finishes a bit dry with a biscuity grain and floral hop in tow.

Notes: They stated this is a session brew, they were right. Minus the extra yeast flavour this is a good brew and something I’d drink all night.

03-10-2003 17:56:15 | More by Jason
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kingcrowing

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -23%

On tap poured into a sampling glass.

Pours a very clear straw yellow color with almost no head. Nose is light and malty, a bit of light citrus.

Taste has a light bitterness with some creamy light malt. There's a a good full Mouthfeel and a dry finish.

10-15-2011 21:00:05 | More by kingcrowing
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Thrasher

Oregon

4.15/5  rDev +16.2%

Hazy copper with good, tight head and lacing. Yummy sediment makes it cloudy and velvety on the tongue. Yeasty aroma of must, fruit. I would describe this as a pale ale for lovers of yeasty hefeweizens. Not any wheat, but lots of fruity yeast with flavors of banana and apricot. Malts are complex, with some nuts, butter and caramel. Hops are noticeable but not at all bitter, just appealing and moreish. Incredibly soft finish. Would probably be awesome on a not-too-hot summer day. Your girlfriend may love it. A very good, and unique beer. It was definitely too fruity to be the ideal beer for me, but I still liked it very much.

12-19-2003 02:07:55 | More by Thrasher
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.16/5  rDev -11.5%

Gold color, a little hazy, aroma didn't hit me.

Taste, a little muted in comparison to their other beers compared per style. I mean, their IPA/DIPA/Barleywine are through the roof. This one is made for the ladies I take it. It isn't bad, its just a warm up, liason between I dunno maybe they still drink Olympia and Hamms out there. Minimal hops and bitterness, never heavy, but still good enough to rock on a hot day.

08-11-2010 20:57:35 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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WaydeRafnel

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

02-03-2013 00:07:25 | More by WaydeRafnel
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-17-2014 23:17:10 | More by LXIXME
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +3.6%

This beer pours a slightly hazy golden orange hue, with two fingers of thin foamy white head, which leaves some random specks of lace around the glass as it melts away. It smells of caramel nougat malt, and grassy, metallic hops. The taste is a mix of mild orange, grapefruit, and citrus hops, and biscuity, bready malt. The carbonation is average, the body medium weight, and mostly smooth. It finishes off-dry, with a significant grain malt component, and a lesser leafy, citrusy, floral hop aspect.

Overall, a decent enough pale ale, restrained in the bitterness, but still exhibiting a full flavour profile. A good sessioner, if you're ok with a more rounded quaff.

10-16-2010 07:04:06 | More by biboergosum
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.38/5  rDev -5.3%

Review from notes.

A: Pours a light golden color, rather clear. Small white head on top that is gone quickly and leaves behind no lacing.

S: Very faint hops and some cereal grains. Pretty basic.

T: Some doughy malt mixed with faint citrus and a light flowery flavor.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Pretty light and easy drinking.

O: Most American blondes really don't do much for me and this one was no different. Again, nothing really wrong with it, average.

08-20-2012 01:50:17 | More by mdaschaf
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Dave128

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev +8.7%

*Reviewed from notes*
Enjoyed on tap at Sazerac restaurant at the Hotel Monaco.

A - Brought to me with about a finger of white head that dissipates pretty slowly. Light Light amber in color. Slight ring of lace around the edge of the glass.

S - Clean and hoppy. Not too strong but there are definitely hops present.

T - VERY well balanced. Not your typical west coast over hopped pale ale. Nice and sweet up front and well hopped on the finish.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation. Just right.

O - A very well balanced pale ale that doesn't assault your taste buds with tons of hop bitterness.

04-12-2012 22:46:24 | More by Dave128
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Aeromaximus

Texas

3/5  rDev -16%

08-18-2012 23:52:23 | More by Aeromaximus
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ElGordo

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev -3.4%

Pours a bright golden color with a minimal creamy white head that sticks around for a bit. Aroma is crisp and clean pale malt and a touch of herbaceous Belgian yeast. Palate is light pale malt and tangy Belgian yeast, with a hint of floral hops emerging on the finish. A light bit of astringency also comes through in the back of the mouth.
Body is light and effervescent, although it can be a touch fizzy if sipped hastily. Goes down easy, and given the low ABV, would probably make a decent session beer. Still, it doesn't rank as one of my favorites.

10-04-2007 05:49:55 | More by ElGordo
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CWVegas

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-25-2013 01:52:07 | More by CWVegas
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jwg782

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-31-2014 13:39:43 | More by jwg782
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jmccraney

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-05-2013 22:34:49 | More by jmccraney
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -2%

This "golden artisan ale" pours apricot with a finger of pearl white head. Above average lacing & head retention

S: Faint floral hops & orchard fruit

T: Apricot, green apples, & a bit of lemony hops up front. As this warms, I get a bit of coriander & more green apples. Finishes crisp, with a bit of lemony hops & more apple

MF: Medium bodied with medium carbonation

Drinks alright, just not enough going flavor-wise to hold my interest past one or two

01-10-2009 04:46:51 | More by russpowell
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +11.5%

A - Hazy golden orange, finger of head dissipated to thin cover, consistent lacing
S - Grassy and peppery, light fruit, and a touch of grain
T - mellow citrus and pepper hops, quickly followed by crisp grassiness and biscuit and grain malt
M - fairly light with crisp and mild spiciness
O - Very much a classic pilsner flavour and feel, close enough to a blonde ale and worth a purchase either way

11-30-2012 21:15:01 | More by joemcgrath27
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vanrassel

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%

Naughty Nellie is actually pretty good. The only reason I wouldn't come back to this beer is it's not local and there are better ones to be had in these parts.

It poured dark gold with some copper highlights and a bubbly one-finger head that left foamy sheets of lace on my glass. Floral hops, clover and biscuity malt left a pleasing impression, but overall the aroma was a little muted.

The taste was a nice balance between bitter and sweet, broken up with a blast of hops in the middle before finishing crisp and clean. The carbonation was lively, but not abrasive, and medium body seemed right for the style.

02-14-2007 19:52:27 | More by vanrassel
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -9%

Pours a golden yellow, hints of orange marmalade color.

Nose of grapefruit and pine and also an assertive "woody" character in the nose.

Mouthfeel is of medium body with nice big flavors of grapefruit skin and pine; also the woody character in the nose carries over to a "woody" flavor both in front and back palate.

Finish is a weak point. Leaves a "soapy" taste in your mouth.

Not a Pike favorite for me but also not something I'd normally drink, in any event, since I almost always drink a higher alcohol brew. Not bad; just not my thing.

09-05-2009 19:50:38 | More by GRG1313
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fattyre

Georgia

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%

Pours a very slightly hazy very slightly reddish golden color with a very large off white head with a floral nose. The beer has a slight herbal front with a peppery middle and a clean cedary finish with hints of grapefruit and thinnish mouthfeel. This is a decent drinkable beer that tastes of a higher alcohol percentage than I would guess it actually is. (% unknown)

02-24-2003 16:19:12 | More by fattyre
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JaredGolia

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +19%

02-04-2014 21:35:38 | More by JaredGolia
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.23/5  rDev -9.5%

A: A medium bright orange pour showcases a medium dense micro-bubbly effervesce. The head was initially a finger high, soft beige, but short lived, while the lacing was weak providing minimal coverage.

S: Perfumy scents of oranges which is followed up by some tart tangerines. The strength is limited, quickly trails off, even after several minutes of agitation, failing to hold interest.

T: Tart blend of grapefruit and orange peels opens things up along with a faint hop spiciness of dried pineapple and some citrusy wheat notes. Fairly dry with some citrusy dried apple and alcohol tones rounds things out in an otherwise limited show of complexity. The alcohol and fullness of the palate seems a bit big considering its 4.7%abv.

M: Weak mouthful, light, oily, with a lame carbonation factor. Some dry wheat and dry citrusy apple skins appear on the swallow.

D: Average drinkability, even its unusual low abv hardly makes this a contender for more, just a boring example, flat and lazy drink that is mediocre at best. Average excitement not particularly sharp and defined, and rather lifeless and mundane.

09-09-2010 22:59:48 | More by beerthulhu
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-19-2012 12:36:28 | More by LJWalker
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Naughty Nellie from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.