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

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 09-22-2012

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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 20
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2.37/5  rDev -34.7%
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...

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.27/5  rDev -9.9%
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

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3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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3.45/5  rDev -5%
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

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

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