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Naughty Nellie - Pike Pub & Brewery

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196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.61%
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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-03-2013 18:28:27 | More by CoryR
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-03-2013 09:23:04 | More by devlishdamsel
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-24-2012 04:45:06 | More by NickThePyro
Photo of Braz


3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at Uncle Uli's in Leavenworth. Crystal clear straw color with a nice white head. Floral and sweet notes in the aroma. Very smooth and malty flavor. Very drinkable. Light malty sweetness with mild bitterness and a dry finish. I'm not a huge blonde ale fan but I think this one represents this style well, and is another good beer from this brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2012 22:36:44 | More by Braz
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-09-2012 18:48:49 | More by 4ster
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-09-2012 00:39:51 | More by DerwinWentworth
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-08-2012 21:56:50 | More by t0rin0
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-01-2012 15:37:03 | More by dkw0063
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Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 21:15:01 | More by joemcgrath27
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

11-16-2012 15:54:30 | More by tastymug
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-04-2012 01:56:46 | More by EigenBeer
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

10-01-2012 21:14:36 | More by jnjander
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-19-2012 12:36:28 | More by LJWalker
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-02-2012 21:56:43 | More by simonmoyse
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-27-2012 00:01:03 | More by beerpadawan
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3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2012 01:50:17 | More by mdaschaf
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3/5  rDev -16%

08-18-2012 23:52:23 | More by Aeromaximus
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North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Suggested Glassware: Shaker Glass]

The pour was a hazy medium orange with a slight brownish hue and an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head, which did allow for some fair streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a light grain malt, floral hops and a sweaty yeast with notes of citrus (orange), apricot and a mild peppery spice.

The taste a tad malty with a mild apricot sweetness from the start but quickly progressed into a hoppy bitter taste with a note of citrus peel and a slight peppery finish. The flavor stuck around for quite a long time with a mildly hoppy fruity taste left to linger.

Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a prickly carbonation.

Overall a nice crisp, hoppy Organic Ale that had just enough fruity sweetness to take the harsh bite out of the hoppy citrus peel ending...


Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 16:47:06 | More by KajII
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12%

07-24-2012 22:40:01 | More by schnarr84
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3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap into an American pint glass on board an Argosy boat on Puget Sound. Had this one just as we were rounding Blake Island.

Pours a slightly hazy coppery color w/ a thin film of foam on top.

Aroma is hoppy, floral, slightly grassy.

Taste is a blend of biscuity pale and munich malts and floral hops. There's something else here I can't identify, a mildly unpleasant dank basement quality I've gotten from a few other beers. Something in the water, malt, or hops but I'm not sure what it is, vaguely reminiscent of overcooked green beans or broccoli. It's faint enough not to be offputting but certainly isn't making me enjoy this beer any more.

Mouthfeel is clean and balanced. About what you'd expect.

Overall a decent pale ale, aside from that vaguely musty quality on the palate. That's enough reason not to have this again though, given the crowded field of better pale ales out there.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2012 02:53:41 | More by draheim
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3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on-tap at the pub in Seattle.

Pours a light golden colour, slightly translucent, but without real haze. Head is a filmy, wafty and ultimately empty white. Lace is patchy, but intricate where it forms. Looks pretty generic.

Hops on the nose are vegetative and earthy, with almost a burnt tone to them. They're slightly weedy: in the sense that they give fresh vegetative aromas, but they're slightly unsavoury even so. Some musty grain comes though, which gives it a blast from the macro gun. Eh.

Taste is similar, but slightly better than the aroma, mostly due to the grain character taking on a more truly malty, German-style pils-like flavour. This matches somewhat with the touch of biting, phenolic hop bitterness on the back. Feel is empty, however, as is the beer as a whole, mostly.

Pretty dull beer. Not particularly impressed.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2012 04:42:55 | More by lacqueredmouse
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-16-2012 00:40:59 | More by buckyp
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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pale it may be, but I'd categorize this as a blonde.

lightly chilled 22 oz. bomber into a shaker pint. Probably should have been colder, actually. No discernible bottling date, unless the "194 B" on the label indicates that it was yesterday, which I find improbable.

Look- Clear deep gold with half a glass of loose crackly foam. Falls to a film within a minute or so. Decent lacing.

Smell- Bready with a hint of roses and... strawberry? Something "citric", but not really citrus-y. Starfruit, perhaps. Swirling brings out a toffeelike sweetness and the faintest hint of alcohol. A bit peppery. Clean, no-nonsense, but not one-dimensional, either.

Taste- Follows the nose, quite malty but there's enough earthy, herbal spice to keep it from being too sweet. Golden is a good descriptor, makes me think of bread pudding made with a dollop of light molasses. Finishes with soft-edged citrus and biscuit. Faint mineral aftertaste, but it's barely there.

Mouthfeel- Light-medium body for a blonde, soft carbonation. Just dry enough, very clean. Drinks like iced tea.

Overall- Light, refreshing, soft feel, and good flavor for a blonde ale. Pretty good for a $3 bomber, a nice summer drinker. I'll probably get it again at some point.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 00:00:55 | More by Lawl3ss
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

05-29-2012 14:54:04 | More by Zehaeva
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4/5  rDev +12%

05-25-2012 17:32:19 | More by Hopmodium
Naughty Nellie from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.