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Naughty Nellie - Pike Pub & Brewery

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121 Reviews
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Reviews: 121
Hads: 225
Avg: 3.54
pDev: 16.38%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-05-2001

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Reviews: 121 | Hads: 225
Photo of mschofield
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First enjoyed at the brewpub about 2 years ago, I finally managed to get a bottle.
Slightly hazy orange-amber topped with a two finger foamy white head.
Very nice fruity aroma, soft and floral, tea and toast.
Fruity, slightly grapefruity hop note, toast and biscuity malt balance. Hoppier and more floral when it warms up.
Light-medium bodied, liked it better on draft but still a solid beer.

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Photo of proc
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one pours out to a dark gold in the glass with a decent-sized head. The aroma is that of bread dough and malt. The taste is really nice, with a some lemon flavor detected along with a nice, malt sweetness. This is an easy to drink beer that would be quite easily consumed on a warm day.

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Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice golden color with a thick frothy off-white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a malty scent that boasts of pale and biscuit malts. It has a bit of a citrus hop aroma. The taste is good. It has a light and refreshing malty flavor that goes down easy and finishes slightly bitter and dry. The mouthfeel is good. It is a low/medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good drinking pale ale. It has good aroma and taste; a solid drinker.

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Photo of beertaster13
4.32/5  rDev +22%
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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Photo of henrysunset
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours golden with light carbonation, almost like a hefeweizen with a slight fruit scent and a sulfuric smell.

Taste was slightly butter with little apparent hoppy floral taste holding up. Pleasent enough, but not great. The beer felt sorta thin and alcohol was apparent.

They have better beers.

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Photo of BeerAngel
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a tawny golden orange with a modest cream-colored head that shrinks to a long lasting layer. The aroma consists of a pungent citrus hop that is balanced nicely to the biscuit malt smell. The taste reveals a more bold citrus hop bite transcending into a burnt toast malt with a touch of sweetness. This is a light to medium bodied beer and again finishes a tad sweet. Very quaffable!

Notes: This beer has 2 very nice characteristics that it executes well. One is the hops and the other is the slightly sweet biscuity malt that makes you want to keep drinking it. A very solid brew. Cheers!

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Photo of ark57
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It is a slight cloudy dark gold color with a decent head. The aroma is slight sweet and there is some floral and spicy hops in the nose. The body is light, but it stands up well to the bitterness. It has some sweet maltiness and a slight citric taste. There is a bit too much yeastiness for my taste, but it is not too bad. It finishes pretty dry.

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Photo of beernut7
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright auburn color with a thin lace on the glass. The aroma is of mildly fruity hops and a hint of sweetness. Like the woman on the label, the beer has a great body with a perfectly balanced mild malt and spicy sweet hop balance. Refreshing finish and extremely easy drinking.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Thrasher
4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

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Photo of frank4sail
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly sweet fruit nose. Sweeter malt base that covers the tongue initally. Then you get a nice fruit taste on the tip of the tongue (juicy fruit gum). The brew finishes with a nice sharp hop bitterness on the back and base of the tongue. The brew is balenced very nicely. Medium mouth and body. This is a nice drinkable ale. You are left with a little purfume hop flower in the finish as well... Nellies..

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Photo of beerguy101
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Light amber gold color, medium white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and sweet. Light and refreshing, slightly fruity. Some hop bite, nice balance. Medium bodied. Full flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is hoppy and bitter.

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Photo of BeerResearcher
4.09/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

OK second Pale Ale from this brewery tonight the memorably named "Naughty Nellies Ale"..named after to a madam who ran a house of ill repute were the Pike Brewery is now..ah the good old days!
This ale is certainlly ligter in color when poured..light brown again a wee bit of haze and a good sized head that sticks around.
smell is nice again..sweet malts and slightly more hop aroma shows through.
Taste is ok more hoppy but paradoxically weaker than the Pale Ale..not much aftertase.
Ok in the mouth ..buit again tends towards the watery side.
Pretty good session brew..as it suggests on the label.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.34/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

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Photo of Gusler
2.95/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of fattyre
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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)

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Photo of 49degrees
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Pike Pub has made a decent name for itself in the Pacific Northwest with a nice array of relatively hoppy ales including their IPA, Kilt Lifter and now Naughty Nellie's Ale. Nellie's is the least hoppy of the three, but that would make it a litlte more drinkable for the average uninitiated hophead.

Pours a very light golden color with a nice amount of carbination. A fairly sized, white foamy head forms on the pours which rather quickly gives way to little more than a thin surface coating. Lacing is minimal but the collar is quite substantial.

The malty characteristics of this beer overpower the hoppy characteristics, but that blend tends to give this brew a little more earthy complexure plus a sincere fruity kick overall.

Tastewise, the hops come through a little more in flavor than in aroma, but again the malt build up is the prevailing factor here. Although the hops on this one are used to offset an overpowering malt factor, and its not considered or intended to be a hoppy ale, the hop characters are quite prevelant.

Overall this is a rather enjoyable brew and very drinkable, but it does pale in comparsion to the Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale and their flagship Pike IPA. Give it a try if you get the chance, but if you know you like hops, stick to their more formidable brews.

[ STATS:>> SERVING: 12oz bottle / ABV: 4.7% / PRICE: $1.39 USD ]

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Photo of Bunnyhop
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A very slightly hazy, slightly reddish, golden ale with a very large off-white head. It has a hoppy and slight fruit smell. It is clean tasting and grassy with a mildly bitter finish and aftertaste. The body is thin to firm in my mouth. This is a slightly bitter ale that I enjoy. The label is somewhat eye-catching too, with an alluring looking sultry woman, but, in a retro 50's/60's style.

(source: Athens, GA)

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Photo of mattmaples
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a great summer brew. Lighter in body, a touch sweet with a nice hop presense to balance. It rates on the the refreshing scale as well as in quaffability.

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Naughty Nellie from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.