Naughty Nellie | The Pike Brewing Company

BA SCORE
81
good
253 Ratings
Naughty NellieNaughty Nellie
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-05-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
253
Reviews:
127
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
12.15%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 253 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of bvermilion
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of abeldiaz
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of trytoketchup
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Stephen_Purdue
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Aisha
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrNo
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of JoelClark
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Danielr26
3.02/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.02/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly cloudy gold - juuuust this side of amber. Lacing up nicely.

Not a whole lot of malt going on here for as dark as it is. Mostly, there's astringent hop bitterness up front that give way to a sort of grapefruit sourness.

Probably just fine on a hot day; not terribly interesting to me.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

New-ish to the shelves here up in Calgary. Everything I've seen from Pike thus far comes in 6's.

Pours out a chill-hazed apricot hue, not much of a head on the pour, but some way, some how, it manages to develop a frothy white cap just by handling the glass. Nice science experiment! Thick concentric rings of lacing as the glass empties.

The aroma is a bit subdued, mostly grassy herbal hops, a touch of dandelion, then thin caramel malt sitting below it all.

The flavour is pretty average as well, caramel malt up front that immediately gets shoved out of the way by astringent hops. It's a fairly one-sided conversation between the two of them.

However the mouthfeel manages to hold things together, provides a more pleasant experience in the long run. Medium-bodied and quite quaffable.

An okay pale ale when all is said and done. Not worth the clams for it when we have decent micro pale ales brewed locally and regionally available for less. Still, it's good to see new stuff available on the shelves as well. And I like the name.

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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 KajII
3.08/5  rDev -13%
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...

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sample at the brewpub. This brew pours a clear golden color with a thin and foamy off-white head that diminishes steadily. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Mild hops and grass in the nose. Light-bodied with a light hoppy character, with notes of malt and hay. The finish is floral hops with a lightly bitter aftertaste. Average overall.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.09/5  rDev -12.7%
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 Murchmac
3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Now that we get their bottles, had to try it. Awww wont you take me home tonight, Ah down beside that flat, some lacing, pale gold firelight.

A little bit of honey in my nose, a little bit of breadyness that it goes. Uninspired.

Nothing special about the taste, some cut grass, come sweet honey with hops and malts thrown in.

This beer is the middle management Human Resources job of American Pale Ales. Just there for the paycheck. Like this review the beer started out with high hopes, then the wheels come off..

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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 boothw
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A little hoppy for my taste but good for a summer afternoon. I've not much experience with "golden ales" I guess, but I was expecting something a little more drinkable. It has a citrusy finish, similar to a pale ale. I give it points for being organic and it seems relatively complex for a lighter beer.

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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 ninaturner
3.14/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Gold color, a little hazy, aroma didn't hit me.

Taste, a little muted in comparison to their other beers compared per style. I mean, their IPA/DIPA/Barleywine are through the roof. This one is made for the ladies I take it. It isn't bad, its just a warm up, liason between I dunno maybe they still drink Olympia and Hamms out there. Minimal hops and bitterness, never heavy, but still good enough to rock on a hot day.

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Photo of jwhancher
3.15/5  rDev -11%
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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Photo of BrewCrew2010
3.16/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A: Hazy yellow body with a decent size head. Good amount of lacing.

S: A light aroma of citrus hops and pale malts.

T: Follows the nose pretty well with a clean and crisp flavor of biscuity pale malt & citrus hops.

M: Great carbonation, medium body, & refreshing mouthfeel.

O: A pretty good beer, but very easy to forget.

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Photo of 303beer
3.19/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear yellow to amber color. Thin white head on it. Has a light nose of malt and hops to it. Starts with a bready malt then finishes with a slightly bitter citrus hop.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A medium bright orange pour showcases a medium dense micro-bubbly effervesce. The head was initially a finger high, soft beige, but short lived, while the lacing was weak providing minimal coverage.

S: Perfumy scents of oranges which is followed up by some tart tangerines. The strength is limited, quickly trails off, even after several minutes of agitation, failing to hold interest.

T: Tart blend of grapefruit and orange peels opens things up along with a faint hop spiciness of dried pineapple and some citrusy wheat notes. Fairly dry with some citrusy dried apple and alcohol tones rounds things out in an otherwise limited show of complexity. The alcohol and fullness of the palate seems a bit big considering its 4.7%abv.

M: Weak mouthful, light, oily, with a lame carbonation factor. Some dry wheat and dry citrusy apple skins appear on the swallow.

D: Average drinkability, even its unusual low abv hardly makes this a contender for more, just a boring example, flat and lazy drink that is mediocre at best. Average excitement not particularly sharp and defined, and rather lifeless and mundane.

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Naughty Nellie from The Pike Brewing Company
3.54 out of 5 based on 253 ratings.
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