Naughty Nellie | The Pike Brewing Company

BA SCORE
81
good
249 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:
249
Reviews:
127
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
12.15%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 249 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of Lawl3ss
3.87/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of Zehaeva
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev +13%

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

A - Pours a hazy orange w/an off-white head that quickly dissipates. Lacing is moderate.

S - Smell is of various tropical fruits (peach, orange, mango), balanced w/toasted caramel malts and subtle, piney hops.

T - Taste is of smooth, toasted bready caramel malts, w/notes of mango and orange. Hops balance out the flavor, but don't really show any dominance.

M - Mouthfeel is medium bodied, w/light carbonation. Very sessionable.

O - Overall, I should have tried this sooner. It's one solid pale ale!

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Photo of wildshire
5/5  rDev +41.2%

Photo of creez
4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of clivem
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle states 5.5% ABV

Poured and inviting hazy yellowish orange, 2 finger off white head that stays for a few minutes leaving decent lacing.. Smells of relaxed hops and sweet malt. Taste is mostly sweet caramel malt with hops balancing it very well. Overall a perfect beer for this nice spring afternoon.

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Photo of blandle12
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Dave128
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

*Reviewed from notes*
Enjoyed on tap at Sazerac restaurant at the Hotel Monaco.

A - Brought to me with about a finger of white head that dissipates pretty slowly. Light Light amber in color. Slight ring of lace around the edge of the glass.

S - Clean and hoppy. Not too strong but there are definitely hops present.

T - VERY well balanced. Not your typical west coast over hopped pale ale. Nice and sweet up front and well hopped on the finish.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation. Just right.

O - A very well balanced pale ale that doesn't assault your taste buds with tons of hop bitterness.

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Photo of bvermilion
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of avaldivia
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of taylorplaysmusic
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of piclee
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of LampertLand
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of bylerteck
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pint at the brewpub. From notes.

A - Golden, bright, gentle carbonation coming up. One finger of white head with rings of lace and a film of retention.

S - Citrus, grass, light biscuity malt.

T - Honey, grassy, light biscuity, malt, some noble hop.

M - Strong carbonation, light to medium body, some honey in the finish.

O/D - Good and flavourful for a golden ale. Not extreme but well done.

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Photo of OchMcKenzie
3.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful dark golden color with two fingers of head… lots of lacing. Smells of hops and pine. The flavor is very crisp and hoppy with a touch of grapefruit and grass. The mouthfeel is light, creamy, and well carbonated. Overall, very drinkable.

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Photo of dedrinker
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hazy golden honey color with a thin geriatric head.

Fruity aroma with some caramelized malt notes.

Classic "touring a craft brewery" wort-like malt flavor with fruity shades and light citrus and resin hops.

light-to-medium body - the beer is sweet and malty up front and through the mid-palette and then finishes with light bitterness.

This is actually more enjoyable than it seems.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of jcanddr
5/5  rDev +41.2%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Naughty Nellie from The Pike Brewing Company
3.54 out of 5 based on 249 ratings.
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