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

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

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BA SCORE
82
good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Washington

1/5  rDev -72.1%

10-14-2012 06:26:15 | More by rfreed
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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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Roland45s

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-05-2012 15:09:17 | More by Roland45s
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PGVG

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

11-03-2012 02:05:19 | More by PGVG
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tastymug

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

11-12-2013 03:23:36 | More by tastymug
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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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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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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-20-2013 12:50:09 | More by KevinGordon
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sludgy

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-29-2012 02:23:37 | More by sludgy
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Eighty

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-05-2013 18:31:33 | More by Eighty
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Braz

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-15-2013 18:16:41 | More by Braz
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Zach122

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-03-2013 03:02:47 | More by Zach122
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-31-2012 04:00:16 | More by sendbeer
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-20-2012 22:15:15 | More by irishgreensoda
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inspektor

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-20-2013 23:13:20 | More by inspektor
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twelveinches

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-03-2013 06:09:55 | More by twelveinches
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Tamaquadan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-12-2013 19:11:10 | More by Tamaquadan
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DMB

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-07-2013 13:50:59 | More by DMB
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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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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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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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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
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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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jpbebeau

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-28-2012 16:41:33 | More by jpbebeau
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DOCRW

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-15-2014 04:55:15 | More by DOCRW
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Pike Harlot's Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
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