Naughty Girl Blonde India Pale Ale | New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House

BA SCORE
83
good
60 Ratings
Naughty Girl Blonde India Pale AleNaughty Girl Blonde India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
Indiana, United States
newalbanian.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ADTaber on 06-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
16.03%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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4.45/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: A deep, hazy, gold with a striking foamy, two-finger, white head.

Aroma: Spicy yeast, orange, grassy.

Taste: A medley of spices and an herby grassiness, orange definitely there. This might be a good gateway beer for your friends that don't like Belgians, it's just Belgiany enough.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with light effervescence. Leaves dry with a slightly lingering spicy bitterness.

Big fan of this beer. Perfect for a warm July night. And at just 6% ABV you can probably have two before you should slow down.

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4.39/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip from a bomber.

A - Nice golden honey on pour with a big fluffy one finger head that clings to the glass and has good retention.

S – Fruity esters jump out first with a touch of that old familiar Belgian yeast funk. Some clove in there as well as green apple.

T – Nice burst of orange, lemon and grapefruit up front. Little bit of an earthy, pine taste. She has a nice bite of bitterness in there. It grabs you and goes though and does not linger on the palate. Shade bit of maltiness in there as well.

M – Quick bitterness and off it goes. Leaves you wanting more. Crisp and dry with the fruit lingering on the palate.

O – Nice job here. I love the nice biting bitterness and the fruity flavors that come through. Felt like an easy drinker and it was. You could easily have a couple of these and enjoy a night. I am going to be needing more.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #55 (August 2011):

Not lacking in head as it pushes past the rim of the glass; pale golden color. Peaches, citric peel, green peppercorn, faint musty yeast, honey malt and a kiss of alcohol in the aroma. Deep smoothness. Hard citric and herbal flavors from the hops; more flavor than bitterness, and the bitterness is not timid. Fresh biscuit maltiness, mildly toasty and a graininess that does not want to leave the palate. Semi-dry finish with some ripe fruit under the grain and hops. Great job from De Struise Brouwers, Louisville Beer Store and New Albanian on this collab.

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4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-golden yellow with a nice white head

S-little bit of yeast soming off but not overpowering. Pleasant

T-a lot like it smells more hops than yeast which I like...

M-medium body and very smooth

O-urbain is the man. This is good beer. Goes down smooth

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4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale gold appearance with a decent pinky finger head on top that is full of pretty big bubbles and sustained itself pretty well. Nose is piney - a brash, almost harsh "in-your-face" kind of pine at that.

Taste starts off like a winter white with a little dry sweetness, then the hops kick in at the middle - and kick a DIPA/barleywine kind of hard - before the finish dries out completely and leaves me feeling parched.

I've tried maybe a half dozen domestic Belgian IPAs and liked them all, but this one is the most unique I've tried. Recommend giving this one a shot if you get the chance.

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4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to phillybeer7779 for sharing!

Very pale color with nice fluffy eggshel lacing

Very little belgian yeast character in the nose, but awesome lime and clementine orange peel oil

Cleanly bitter without any long lasting bitterness. Lots of juicy citrus with a weird phenolic aftertaste (like from the yeast and not hops) that is almost metallic

Very nice little beer and super easy to drink. The label is also dead-sexy

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow hazy golden colour. Lots of white frothy head. Smells nice and hoppy and light. Tastes a nice light hoppy. Cascade is most present on the nose and tongue. Well carbonated and pretty solid. I'm not that blown away by it but it's a tasty brew. Overall something i would drink again but not seek out

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Naughty Girl Blonde India Pale Ale from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
3.68 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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