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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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Vancer

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -37%

This naughty girl pours a hazy lemon yellow, with a ivory cap floating gently on it as it leaves a sticky lace ring.

Aroma is a lemony soap, sharp and cutting. But good grief, what a crappy brew - very soapy and a nasty woody aftertaste in the finish.

Thanks to my son for muleing this one back from Seattle, and for the warning that it's not much of a drinker.

11-23-2008 18:13:49 | More by Vancer
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froghop

Washington

2.28/5  rDev -36.1%

on tap at Pike Pub in Seattle, had with 5 other samples.

pours a clear golden-orange with a small white head, a little lacing.

smell is faint, a little wheat.

taste is somewhat watery and light, hops, some wheat, grainy, some citrus, and just a touch of bitterness.

11-30-2008 19:21:12 | More by froghop
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jujubeast6000

Texas

2.42/5  rDev -32.2%

Reviewed 12/11/2009 (Bottle):

Pours a clear golden orange colored body, bubbly. Huge foamy slightly off-white head, average sized bubbles. Funky aroma, grainy. Effervescent. Lagery. Cooked vegetables. Fizzy, foamy. Some hops. Funky taste, vegetably. Not as bad a taste as the smell. Letting air out a bit. Better as it warms up. Not as vegetably, but not a fan of the flavor.

01-17-2010 23:19:10 | More by jujubeast6000
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.48/5  rDev -30.5%

Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly to thin layer leaving a good lace. Cloudy pale amber color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Slight hoppy nose. Flavor has some malty sweetness but hops dominate which is surprising given that the IBUs are only 34. Lingering bitter aftertaste. $1.45 for a 12oz bottle from John's Marketplace Portland, OR.

01-26-2008 01:10:54 | More by jdhilt
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jnjander

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -30%

10-01-2012 21:14:36 | More by jnjander
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ccrida

Oregon

2.63/5  rDev -26.3%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint, Naughty Nelly is a clear gold with slightest chill haze, slight egg-shell head, leaving light lace. My bottle label is a little different, with a yellow background.

The aroma is strong bread, not sweet though, maybe a touch musty if anything, stronger then I expected

Even more so then the smell, the taste is awefully robust for an APA, but not really my cup of tea, less bread and more lemony citrus and astringency. If it wasn't for the 4.7% ABV which is also clearly stated on the label, I'd attribute it to booze, which it tastes like. Weird. Could be the Racer 5 IPA I had earlier lingering on the palate? I had a glass of water and thought I'd refreshed, but now I'm not sure. The strong oder here though makes me think I'm just being paranoid, especially since I go to plenty of beer fests, normally drink a lot of different beers, etc...with out that being a problem. Anyways, while I normally prefer beers with more taste (and less filing! ;), this one has the wrong ones for me.

This is on the heavier side as far as APAs go, and rather sharp. Probably biased a bit by not caring for the taste.

As I drink this, I'm watching Silver Chair struggle through their new single, Strait Lines, which I really enjoy on the radio. The singer can't hit the falsetto at all, quickly switched to screaming, and wow, now I'm not so bummed their show at the Crystal Ballroom is sold out! The point is, it's an interesting parallel to this beer, as while I applaud the effort, but it fails miserably. So yeah, one and done, not drinkable to me.

07-11-2007 07:59:23 | More by ccrida
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colts9016

Idaho

2.73/5  rDev -23.5%

Poured into a pint glass at 45 degrees.

Appearance: A medium amber color with a slight orangish tint. There was a one finger foamy head but it dropped like a rock. There is only a visible white ring around the pint glass. There is a lot of effervescence at first but it slowed down to a medium pace. The clarity of the beer is clear and brilliant.

Nose: A light to medium amount of hops aroma. There is fruity esters with a nice malty note There is hint of citrus like grapefruit, resin and a honey like sweetness.

Taste: There is a grassy, fruity esters, grapefruit, resin and malts in the flavor of the beer. There is a honey like sweetness in the end of the beer.

Overall: The mouth feel is astringent and powdery dry. The finish is bitter. The beer comes off as flat and light struck. There is a slight sulfur taste mingling in the beer. The head is not persistent. The beer is uninteresting and boring. I didn't think that beer can live up to its name on the label. The hops are dull in the beer and adds no character. The malt comes off shallow, which leads to a bland personality.

02-05-2009 00:19:26 | More by colts9016
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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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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -23%

07-05-2013 17:40:39 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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jasonjlewis

Texas

2.8/5  rDev -21.6%

Pours a 1 finger head with decent retenton and a yellow color.

Smell is very faint and is yeasty with some lemony twang.

Faint malt with some yeast byproduct having a nice influence on the flavor. Lemony twang comes out as well. It's just really faint and one dimensional.

Crisp mouthfeel that would make this beer very refreshing if it was a better beer.

Eh is all I have left to say about this beer.

06-17-2008 01:22:35 | More by jasonjlewis
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -20.7%

Pours a cloudy golden yellow/ orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, sweet maltiness and almost lager like. In the taste, dry to sweet maltiness and quite lager-ish. A smooth with a small bite in the mouthfeel and a small dry malty sweetness in the aftertaste. OK, very lager-ish throws me off nothing too exciting.

03-01-2008 18:15:33 | More by OWSLEY069
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BeerManDan

California

2.85/5  rDev -20.2%

When first poured, the color was a slightly haze golden yellow, with very little foam. Then, after the first smell, it seemed that this ale had a lot of promise. The smell of mild hops and a fruity aroma filled the nose. Then it was down hill after that. The taste was just of a sour/tart/bitter and not a lot of hop flavor or any fruit what so ever. After each sip, all I got was the sour/bitter/tart taste on the palate with very litlle flavor of anything. Blah! One more gulp and down the sink!

08-27-2007 00:20:47 | More by BeerManDan
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htomsirveaux

Texas

2.9/5  rDev -18.8%

22 oz. bottle tried 31 Nov 2008.

Poured in a chalice. Very small head, white-peachy color. Clear bright amber color. Smells yeasty, lemony, appley, somewhat mineral. Starts dry, somewhat sour. Watery, lemony, mineral water flavors. Slick texture. Light alcohol.

Fairly average, would not seek out again.

02-01-2009 22:49:09 | More by htomsirveaux
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Gusler

Arizona

2.95/5  rDev -17.4%

A slightly beclouded amber color on the pour, the head portly in size, frothy in texture and the color an off white, with the residual lace a thin sheet to cover the glass. Light aroma of the hops, sweet malt, a bit or a hint of pineapple? Start is sweet and loaded with malt, the top skimpy in feel, finish is lightly acidic, the hops present but mild, dry aftertaste, not sure this beer will get much from me, seems a bit thin-waisted as in watery.

04-18-2003 17:20:42 | More by Gusler
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Gavage

New Jersey

2.98/5  rDev -16.5%

Appearance: clear orange in color with a thin 1/4" head that falls apart immediately. No lacing develops. Minimum amount of carbonation bubbles slowly rise to the surface.

Smell: some hints of orange slices are picked up by the nose. Nothing else detected.

Taste: green apples and oranges create the sweetness of this beer, and there is little bitterness to bring it back to a balanced profile. Weaker than expected malt level.

Mouthfeel: soft crispness at the start, while the finish has a light dry feel. Lighter in body than other APAs. Basically a clean aftertaste as the orange tone is barely noticable after swallowing.

Drinkability: very average. I had this on two different days of my trip, and both days I had the same impression - just not impressed with this beer.

07-17-2006 11:34:02 | More by Gavage
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Aeromaximus

Texas

3/5  rDev -16%

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

Maine

3/5  rDev -16%

This feels like just another golden ale, with not a lot of full frontal activity and a lingering barley after-taste.

I was immediately brought to the yeasty taste on my tongue reminiscent of those ales poured fresh from the conditioning tank.

Nothing exceptional, but an acceptable stand-by if nobody else is home.

05-21-2009 23:54:51 | More by DurtyUI
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16%

02-11-2013 02:24:07 | More by Dave_Treat
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memphischas

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -16%

04-03-2014 01:56:26 | More by memphischas
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wisegreensoul

New York

3/5  rDev -16%

05-01-2014 15:16:56 | More by wisegreensoul
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16%

02-01-2014 19:38:00 | More by OriolesFan1008
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bvermilion

California

3/5  rDev -16%

03-31-2012 03:19:15 | More by bvermilion
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -16%

03-06-2014 15:58:19 | More by harpus
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abeldiaz

Washington

3/5  rDev -16%

01-23-2012 03:50:57 | More by abeldiaz
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trytoketchup

Arizona

3/5  rDev -16%

12-07-2013 02:27:24 | More by trytoketchup
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Naughty Nellie from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.