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Naughty Nellie | The Pike Brewing Company

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3.55/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Pike Brewing Company
Washington, United States
pikebrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-05-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,412
Reviews:
127
Ratings:
255
pDev:
12.11%
Bros Score:
3.75
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
23
Trade:
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3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gshak
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Noooddle
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aisha
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Comes in a yellow and gold color, 1/2" white head with almost nothing going on in the aroma category.

Taste also was mild, this is their crossover beer I guess. Mild all the way. No off flavors. Nothing complex, yeast, hops and malt all held in check. Mild biscuits and floral effects. Nothing offensive to be found. Pedestrian.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Pike Brewing Co. "Naughty Nellie"
22 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, seemingly coded "029" but without freshness dating
$4.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Pike has always been a solid brewery in my opinion, delivering consistent quality at reasonable prices, and Naughty Nellie is no exception. Beyond that it's organic; and I believe, bottle-conditioned, or at least partially unfiltered.

There are three main components to any beer (malt, hops, and yeast), and this one displays each of them clearly, and brightly. It's fresh and alive, and although it might be from Seattle, WA it reminds me a lot of some of the newer real ales I've tasted in England.

Let's start with the malt: grainy, biscuity, and even subtly toasty it's the base of the beer that holds everything together. It's a little bit richer than your standard golden ale malt, and that gives it depth without adding any extra body. The hops: simple, and at least for now, completely representative of the Pacific northwest in its floral, citrusy (grapefruit, orange, lemon), pungent, and lightly piney character. The yeast: adds an actual yeasty character, as well as fruity notes of apple, and perhaps pear. With everything combined you'll find crackers and peach & apricot as well.

Like many great beers these days it'll probably be looked at as passé or archaic, and overshadowed by the 'bigger' beers out there, but there's something to be said for simplicity, balance, and drinkability. It's one of my favorite beers from Pike, and certainly worth trying.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep amber with thin head and lacing.
Smell is mild. A pleasant mix of sweet citrus.
Taste is a blend of caramel malt and citrus and some faint grassy notes.
Smooth and laid back.

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3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.27/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big foam in the PIlsner glass and clear amber color. Spritzy on the toungue and light bodied. This is not really very naughty, but it has a hint of hops that is likeable enough. The aroma can only be described as "beery." A fain fruity note along with the modest malt. There is a yeasty bite that is unusual, unless it's just those cheap hops. The resiny aftertaste. Still it's less flabby than many Blonde Ales. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwhancher
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Average beer by today's standards. Nothing really jumps out. Malty American blonde with grainy, crisp pale malts, perhaps some wheat and a nice dry finish. A kiss of bitterness balanced out the malt. No striking hop character. A perfect gateway beer for those new to craft, otherwise a nice beer to enjoy at a ballgame.

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3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.96/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fatehunter
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a half finger of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is a mixture of ripe orange and mandarin with a little wet hay.
The taste is initially orange fruit sweet, a touch of bitter, then a little watery to the end.
The texture is soft and light.
It has great aroma and tastes fine.

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Naughty Nellie from The Pike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 255 ratings
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