Monday, July 5, 2010

Pike Naughty Nellie Golden Artisan Ale

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend. Who could ask for more than Argentina getting pounded in World Cup action, pool time with my kids and fireworks from a Super Target parking lot? Oh, and two guest posts in a row, first Panic Attack from Ed Roberts followed by Rock Art Herb Jasmine Pale Ale by LostintheBeerAisle. I know you guys missed me, admit it.

Actually, it has been majorly dreary with tons of rain for days now. Even watching four appearances in one hour by Channel 7's Weather Anchor Julie Durda this morning from the Maroone Honda service department couldn't bring the sunshine. Close, but not quite! Yep, here it comes again today! Oh, I also made Big Ass Ham last night, pictured above, this time with my own glaze. Those little orange rind chunks are pretty spectacular!

This afternoon I'm drinking Pike Naughty Nellie Golden Artisan Ale brewed by Pike Brewing Company in Seattle, Washington. Looks like Nellie is the naughty one appearing in a tiny thumbnail on top of the label in nothing but a slip top or slinky blouse while checking our her pint glass. Nice red on yellow colors.

Light hop aroma with a faint peach and hint of bread. Apple and pear flavors combine to start things off. They match up very nicely with the lightly toasted bread flavors that follow. Nice breakfast thoughts come to mind. Fresh, clean, creamy, simple. The carbonation is on the lower end and the body is a little watery. A touch of hop bitterness with a hint of lemon adds some zing toward the end. As I drank more from big 22, I started to taste some slightly off flavors, like dirty garden or something, but I got past that. Not a bad beer.

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