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

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83
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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 09-22-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

foghornleghorn22, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of kemoarps
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

3.75/4/3.5/3.75/3.75
Pours a murky deep rustic browny-orange. Small off white head. Leaves a decent little film over the top and little tiers of lacing.

Nose starts with creamy pumpkin meat. Neat! A little bit of chewy sweet malts and it warms into more caramel/biscuity/bready type area.

tarts out reminiscient of a decent amber: some of the bready/doughy malts and a slight hop bite underpinning it, and the pumpkin does come in a little it through the second half, though not in a large way. I get just hints at the nutmeg, until the finish/aftertaste. That's still prettty amber, though the pumpkin makes a bit more of an appearance, and I start to get a little bit of baking spice, but still pretty weak.
Decent medium body. Enjoyable enough, but doesn't really stand out in my oh-so-important opinion.

kemoarps, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Boone757, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of RenzoD
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Every year I try a few pumpkin beers even though they really arent exactly my favorite style. This year, 2014, I tried about 5 new ones, and only 2 made my cut of totally worthy beers.

Harlot's Harvest was one of the 2.

This beer drinks very smooth and easy. A lot darker than your average pumpkin beer. Acceptable hints of pumpkin-pie-style spices without going overboard. Lots of malt, but not too sweet; has more of a roasty taste and aroma.

A very well balanced brew. I will certainly reach for this one every Autumn.

RenzoD, Nov 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

amishbooze, Nov 08, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -5.2%

oberon, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

cdog707yo, Nov 03, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +5.8%

stratusjeans, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of Bookseeb
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Appearance shows a dark brown ale supporting minimal head, leaving nil lace. Smell of a higher gravity ale with pumpkin and spice in the background. Taste has some pumpkin and spice with a lot of alcohol. Mouthfeel is light considering the gravity with good carbonation. To much alcohol flavor for me and not enough pumpkin and spice.

Bookseeb, Nov 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

wrightst, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Donkster46, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of satanswingman13
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Little more on the darker side for a pumpkin ale. Very good tasting beer, doesn't have that sweet pumpkin taste to it. 8.5% hits the spot.

satanswingman13, Oct 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

peabody, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

avisong, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of PacNWDad
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Poured from a bomber into an ale glass. Dark brown and cloudy on the pour, with a modest amount of off-white head. Very little Brussels lace. Aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg, allspice(?), squash, brown sugar. Sweet tasting with a tad bit of bitterness in the back. Mouthfeel is medium, a little heat/spice from the alcohol. Overall I enjoyed it a lot.

PacNWDad, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Redrock
4.64/5  rDev +27.5%

Redrock, Oct 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

WOSean, Oct 09, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +3.3%

Anaxagoris, Oct 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

BabaBeer, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.26/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

2014 vintage 22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a dark brown color with a very small fizzy white head that quickly disappears completely, laving nothing behind. Looks like cola

S- the first thing noticed on the aroma is some smoky charred malt that usually isn't found in the style. Beyond that, there is your typical pumpkin spices with an emphasis on nutmeg, also picking up some cola

T- malty and sweet base with cinnamon kicking in mid-palate, beyond that it's hard to pick out any other spices other than a bit of clove. I am picking up a raw pumpkin flavor though. The finish gives more of that charred malt that was found in the aroma, charcoal and burnt woodsy linger

M- medium body with very low carbonation gives a nearly-flat mouthfeel with a slick finish. The alcohol is hidden well, but beyond a slightly prickly hit on the tongue, it's nearly flat

O- this one just seems a little unbalanced, and doesn't really stand out in the world of pumpkin beers. It's easy to drink, but the mouthfeel doesn't really leave you wanting more

Treyliff, Sep 19, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

richj1970, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

DbbC, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Stephen_Purdue, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

DOCRW, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

mvanaskie13, Feb 06, 2014
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Pike Harlot's Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.