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Pike Harlot's Harvest Pumpkin Ale - Pike Pub & Brewery

Pike Harlot's Harvest Pumpkin AlePike Harlot's Harvest Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
82
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%


Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 09-22-2012)
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a sam adams custom pint glass: color is dark brown, not opaque but very dark; head is tan, presenting 1/2 inch thick, the dissipating to a top and some bubbles on the glass.

Smell is lighter on the spice, some clove is dominant, subtle cinnamon, maybe allspice; some chocolate malt comes through, maybe some light roast scent as well.

Taste is pretty well blended mix of spice and light malt flavors; absolutely no indication it as strong as it is. Spice profile is similar to the aroma, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, maybe some ginger; malt is subtle, mainly light caramel, chocolate and roast.

Mouthfeel is where this beer fails to me, the booze and spice must catch up to really dry it out leaving a poor lasting impression on the tongue. Flavors bounce on the tongue and cheeks but are overtaken by this over drying quality.

Overall, a decent beer but it does not seem to jump out in terms of backbone beer (is it a porter or brown ale) and the spice profile seems heavy to one type which results in a sub par mouthfeel to me.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 00:18:18 | More by mvanaskie13
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pike Brewing 'Harlot's Harvest Pumpkin Ale' @ 8.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7

A-pour is a dark brown from bottle to glass with a small off white head which is quickly dissapating leaving a minimal lace ring along the pint

S-spicey pumpkin pie , nice amount of my favs (nutmeg & cinnamon)

T-tasty dark pumpkin ale , almost porter like , butt closer to a marzen

MF-ok/mild carbonation , bit thin , must be the ABV , I can definately feel the booze

Ov-ok/good beer , plus the nice pumpkins on the label make this a worthy pumpkin ale for us beer geeks/pumpkin beer freaks

prost LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 04:12:29 | More by LampertLand
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear but almost opaque dark brown in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some deep cola brown + crimson red highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy dark beige head that slowly reduces to a mottled medium thick film that covers the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted bready malts with light aromas of pumpkin and slightly heavier than moderate aromas of pumpkin pie spices - specifically cinnamon and nutmeg stand out.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of toasted bready malts with a moderate amount of caramel and vanilla sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of roasted pumpkin and slightly heavier than moderate flavors of pumpkin pie spices - cinnamon and nutmeg. Hints of bitterness in the finish but it fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness from the spices in the finish.

O: Quite a bit darker in appearance than I have come to expect for a pumpkin ale, maybe heading towards a brown ale or porter in appearance. It is a little sweet but not cloyingly so and it hides the 8.5% ABV pretty well - it is barely noticeable in the aroma or flavor. I think I enjoyed this one a little more than some of the other reviewers but I enjoy the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 02:06:23 | More by dbrauneis
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woemad

Washington

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From notes.

22oz bottle purchased at a nearby grocery store.

The beer poured a dark mahogany color, taking on a more orangey-amber hue when held up to light. Beige-colored foam head. Said head dropped within a couple of minutes, leaving spotty lace.

Pumpkin pie-type spices greeted the nose. Seemed like it was going to be rather sweet.

My suspicions were correct. This was a sweet, sugary beer. The sweetness was much like the nose in that it reminded me of the smell of a piece of pumpkin pie, but the sweetness was even more pronounced.

The body was somewhere between medium and full. The mouthfeel was coating and prickly.

Another pumpkin beer that's thoroughly mediocre. I'd be interested in trying a version of this that is less sweet.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 03:15:23 | More by woemad
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RJLarse

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a bomber of Harlot's Harvest Pumpkin Ale in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a dark walnut color with a thin beige head. There are garnet red hues shining through the beer when held up to the fall sunlight.

Snell is faint, with some sweet spice and squash notes on the nose.

Taste is very much a pumpkin porter. Rich charcoal flavors, with some pumpkin and spice, clove and cinnamon along side, and mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied in keeping with the porter style.

Overall a rich dark pumpkin ale. None of the flavors are overpowering, and this is remarkable drinkable on a fall afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 00:16:54 | More by RJLarse
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Givemebeer

Vermont

3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a pint glass

A: dark brown some lacing small head

S: allspice cinnamon nutmeg and pumpkin

T: nutmeg and cinnamon up front some pumpkin in there and some spiciness with caramel and molasses in the background

M: medium-light bodied with a sweet finish

O: good pumpkin beer with a great price good as a dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 01:08:23 | More by Givemebeer
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep and dark caramel color. Soapy off-white head. No lacing. Thin.

Roasty, light spice, cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg, and mild pumpkin aroma.

Tons of crystal and caramelized sugars. Spice flavors are prevalent and faint. Mildly creamy, high carbonation detracts from the spicy flavors. Very light sweetness and mild dry bitterness. Well done. The dryness is earthy and kinda awkward, kinda makes your mouth pucker, but not in a sour way. Drinks a lot like a pumpkin porter.

Definitely one of the better pumpkin brews on the market. Slightly allover the board, but holds true. I could definitely recommend this one...

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 02:23:36 | More by chugalug06
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

2.38/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Pours rather dark in color, brown with a slightly tanned, frothy, two finger sized head. Plenty of bubles race up the side of theglass to replenish the burnt marshmallow colored head.

I did not like thearoma on this one at all. It smelled like sour garbage, dirty diapers, moldy grass, and bum's breath. Blech. No pumpkin whatsoever.

The flavor was a little better but not much. I did get some seasonality in the flavor by way of stale pumpkin pie topped with burnt, ground cinnamon. What thehell is wrong with this one?!

This may be one of theworst pumpkin beers I have had: if not theworst, definitely top 3 worst. Maybe the trip from Seattle to South Florida made this one rancid, or maybe its just a bad beer. Yuck...

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 20:58:22 | More by SaCkErZ9
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a very dark brown body with an inch of struggling to sustain, light beige foam.

Smell: Dark, toasty malts (toasted nuts, toasted bread) with brown sugar, earthy prickly spices, fruity esters, mashed squash, alcohol. OK.

Taste: Dark brown maltiness, with tastes of crusty dark bread, brown sugar, molasses. Medium-light sweetness. Slight estery raisin fruitiness. Allspice, clove, something a little earthy, and the faux-heated ginger. Squashy pumpkin character is fairly light. Lightly bitter. Remains malty, spicy, and, if you're lucky, it reminds that, yes, there is some pumpkin in this thing until the end. Finishes fairly smooth, with some alcohol warmth exacerbated by the warming nature of some of the spices in the spice mix.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Great? No, but it's good enough, and it's always nice to see a pumpkin ale that doesn't follow same tired, old, trodden path.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 21:47:39 | More by ChainGangGuy
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dirtylou

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber, split

appearance: nice provocative label, beer pours into my delirium chalice - pretty dark mahogany body, light muddy film

smell: mostly spice - some roasted pumpkin, a lot of booze

taste: decent flavor profile, but not elite - spicy rye, booze, roasted pumpkin, nutmeg. A little too hot for the style - would have preferred something that showcased the pumpkin a bit more

mouthfeel: spicy, boozy

overall: ok - but not a repeat purchase

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 03:08:10 | More by dirtylou
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roadhouse

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured darker than I would have expected, it was more like a porter. Nice subtle pumpkin and some sweet malt in the nose. The taste was full with a good amount of pie spice but not overpowering. I excected some roasty flavor based on the color but there was none. A nice sweetness thought with a bit of herbal hops tones to finish. Definitely one of the best "Imperial" style pumpkin beers I've had this season.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 18:34:47 | More by roadhouse
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ChaserBD04

Washington

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smells like a great pumpkin ale. Lots of spice and pumpkin. Taste is mildly disappointing though. A little weaker than I would think from the smell and definitely not enough malt. Fairly mellow at 8.5% though. I would rank it middle of the road for pumpkin ales/beers. Good enough to drink the whole night, not great enough to distinguish itself.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 00:27:52 | More by ChaserBD04
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a dark, murky mahogany brown. Thin wispy head dissipates immediately leaving a very thin ring around the glass. Aroma of light malt, vegetable pumpkin, light pie spicing. Flavor follows with pumpkin, pie spice and light sweet malt, finishes spicy pumpkin and bitter, probably from the spices, but perhaps from some neutral flavored hops. The vegetable flavor dominates the flavor at the end of the taste and is not completely supported by the malt. Medium body with a hint of creaminess, light carbonation. An interesting take on a pumpkin ale that gets credit for a good genuine pumpkin flavor, but is not quite well balanced and somewhat undercarbonated.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 03:18:20 | More by LiquidAmber
Pike Harlot's Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.