Naughty Nellie - Pike Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

210 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | 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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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

All I can say is if a brew is a little hazy and leaves a little sediment, I already love it.

Pale amber, almost yellow, not so much carbonation (the way I like it). Nice white head leave beautiful lacing. Good choice of crystal malts backed up by a solid hop profile. If I could homebrew and APA like this I'd be delighted.

Big thanks to lipschitz for sending me this (CanBIF).

Photo of Mitchster
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brewed with Pale, Munich, and Belgian Aromatic malts; Centennial, Cascade, and Spaltz hops.
OG=1.048, ABV=4.7%, 22 IBU.

Drank on tap at Pikes BC in Seattle, WA.

Slightly hazy orange brew forms a thin white head with OK retention and lacing. Aroma is very crisp and fresh with citric hops and well-balanced amount of malts. Taste is much the same...fresh, bright citric hops, smooth malts, a lingering honey-like sweetness and assertively fruity. The finish is smooth with caramel notes and an even bitterness throughout. Real nicely done, easy to drink. Clean, crisp wet mouthfeel with a medium-light body.

Photo of beertaster13
4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was great. Pours a light golden amber with a medium looking white head. Lacing is decent but not spectacular, lacing will show on the glass. Smell is of caramel and fruit malts, citrus hops bring up the rear. The taste is a great balance of apple syrup malt and hopped up citrus. Grapefruit detected. Medium bodied and invites you back for more, excellent.

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of BDTyre
4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To me, this seems to be a better, more powerful version of Pike's standard pale ale. The two look very similar, with this one being a bit darker amber than the standard pale ale. The smell is "louder," with bigger malts and a bigger hop flavour. Toffee, malt flavours with a definite citrus-hop presence.

I found this to be a better balanced and more drinkable than their standard pale ale. Very good.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, yellow-hued body with a two inch-high pile of white suds on top.

Smell: The hops are proportioned 2/3 floral and 1/3 citrusy, and the malts delicately bready and with a thin, sweetish hint of golden syrup.

Taste: Lightly sweet taste of treacle casually brushed over fresh sliced French Bread. Minor hint of orchard fruit. Floral, lightly citrusy hops imparting a mild bitterness to balance things out handily. Drying, light, clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Mild carbonation. Soft mouthfeel overall.

Drinkability: A light, though pleasant, very easily drinkable beer that was the one, singular shining grace in a night of being forced to sit through "Twilight" in its entirety. However, I'd consider it more in line with a blonde ale as opposed to a pale ale, but what do I know.

Photo of Thrasher
4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of TiMX
4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This is a great light summer ale from Pike Brewing. This could be a great crossover ale for the BMC drinkers.

It is very light yellow and clear.

Head is white light and fluffy,

Overall a great light easy drinking als. Great on a hot summer day. This is a beer that everyone will like.

Photo of joerodiii
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent example of a less-hoppy APA.

Light straw color with slight head. Malty aroma with little to no hop smell.

Taste is malty with a moderate bitterness. No real hop flavor. No alcohol flavor at all.

This is a well balanced, easy drinking, sessionable beer. It is a good example of how a pale ale can be flavorful without being hoppy.

Photo of BeerResearcher
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another gift from Genaro from his West coast swing. Pours a cloudy golden amber with a thin off-white head. A potent and lasting aroma of citrus, floral hops, sweet malt and crushed berries. Fairly malty with a slightly doughy and caramel notes. Lightly perfumed and amply hopped with lime citrus, mild grapefruit and hint of peppery spice. A faint taste of pears appears towards the end. All in all, not as naughty as the name implies, but pretty darn sexy.

Photo of Hope4Hops
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Warm golden color with a crisp clarity. Good head at first, but the head dissipates faster than it seems it should. Very inviting look.

Mostly hoppy/citrus/floral smell. Light toasted aroma in the back of the nose.

More hops bitter flavor than the description on the bottle suggests. There is definitely a fruity flavor to it and a little bit of spice like ginger, but the citrus-rind tart/bitter flavor is the primary taste.

Feels very smooth and refreshing. Gets into all the nooks and crannies of the mouth. Leaves a lasting sensation on the tongue.

Very pleasant beer. Not going to offend any beer fans, but may be a bit difficult for people who stick with low-end American beers to stomach.

Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a pretty clear yellow color with a 3" pillowey head that was maintained by a bunch of bubbles rising. It looks like a nice Belgian...perhaps I shouldn't have poured it in a stein. There is tons of lace left on the glass after drinking and the head fades.

Aroma: I initially got a bit of wheat mixed with plenty of American citrus hops. As the beer warms, the hops are coming out more. There is a bit of a wheaty edge coming in too as it warms up. Overall, it is a nice blend for the style.

Taste: It has a healthy dose of American hops in the flavor. They are supported by some light crystal malts, so overall it has the elements of a typical American Pale Ale. Overall the beer is light bodied with plenty of carbonation. It comes across stupidly drinkable, and actually the high carbonation is holding it back a bit. The finish is quite nicely balanced. It tips ever so slightly toward the hops in the end, but the malt is a big player in the finish. I don't notice any alcohol anywhere. As the beer starts to warm up, there is a grassy note coming out that is getting to be a little bit annoying.

Opinion: This is a pretty good Pale Ale overall. It is drinkable and has a nice balance. The grassy note is a bit out of balance, but overall that is a pretty nit-picky thing. This is one of the better examples of this style I have had, and I would definitely recommend giving it a shot.

Photo of dnichols
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had a pint served at Burt's in Yakima, Washington.

A: Nice golden glow with a tint of orange. It had a light white head that dissipated fast leaving little to feed the lacing.

S: It had a modest sweet malty aroma with an equally modest floral hop odor that stayed in the background.

T: This is a gentile beer...not too heavily malted and not to aggressively hopped. It was a well balanced and easy to drink brew that had diluted caramel flavor and tingly hops and ends very clean.

M: Moderate to light body with a smooth sweet front and clean finish.

D: This is an easy brew to drink long into the night (and possibly the next day). It has a modest ABV, is lightly carbonated, and neither the sweetness of the malts or bitterness of the hops dominates.

Photo of SargeC
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy orange-gold. Large, rowdy looking head.

Smell: Citrus, hops, yeast.

Taste: Strong yeast flavors intertwine with a clean malt flavor. The hops tie it all together.

Mouthfeel: Light and tangy mouthfeel. Reminded me of a wheat beer.

Drinkability: This is a refreshing brew that provides great flavor and unique character.

Photo of flagmantho
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: ever-so-slightly opaque golden yellow with a 2-finger persistent foamy head.

Smell: sweet, slightly toasty malt with a big helping of floral hops. Quite nice indeed; it reminds me of spring.

Taste: similar sweet malt with very flowery hops; bitterness is quite well balanced with the malt. This is downright good.

Mouthfeel: medium to light-medium body; it could use a little more carbonation in my book but still quite good.

Drinkability: very drinkable. This would make a stellar session beer.

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Naughty Nellie from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.