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Pike Pale Ale - Pike Pub & Brewery

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Pike Pale AlePike Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

121 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.17%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001)
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cjgator3

Florida

3.33/5  rDev -6.5%

22oz bottle

A- Pours a slightly hazes amber color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is sweet malt, caramel and some fruitiness. Not much in the hop department in the aroma.

T- The taste starts out with a fruity malt sweetness and the finish has some bitterness from the hops.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, this is a pretty average beer. Not anything amazing, but not bad either. 

08-15-2010 05:46:25 | More by cjgator3
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blackie

California

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%

appearance: The pour gives a 0.3" off white head that slowly recedes, save for a small ring and layer on the surface. The beer is, as the bottle hints, a burnished copper in color. There seems to be some very slight haze.

smell: Smells delicious. Near perfect balance of nutty toasted and caramel malt aromas with a fresh hop aroma that reminds me of English varietals. Not much else to say, time to drink it.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is medium, and the body a lighter medium.

taste: Nice blend of nutty, slightly toasted caramel malt and hops. The moderate hop flavor seems like some type of English/American hybrid to my palate. A medium bitterness comes in toward the finish and lingers with a slight nutty flavor. Well balanced with good flavors, but nothing to rave about.

drinkability: easy

Brought to me from the brewery in Seattle

06-22-2006 23:52:25 | More by blackie
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -7.9%

Pours a slightly hazed dull copper color with minimal khaki head and lacing. Scent is of light carmel with touches of earth, soapy lemon and nuts. Taste is very light - fresh nuts, clean light carmel and a touch of soapy lemon are the prominant flavors, weak flavors all around - only plus is that everything tastes fresh and clean. Lighter side of medium bodied, slightly watery. A beer thats only plus is its fresh tastes, however those tastes are very weak and unfulfilling.

08-02-2010 13:23:58 | More by rfgetz
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RedDiamond

Oregon

3.3/5  rDev -7.3%

Burnished copper-bronze with a compressed head and thin, widespread lace, Pike Pale is pretty though otherwise routine. It sports a breezy caramel nose and works on a basic platform of modest maltiness and simple complimentary bittering. Frankly, there's not much to say about this one. It's brewed with a slight measure of wheat though this is not apparent from the taste. It shows more restraint than anything, though if we assume that's its intent, it succeeds reasonably well. Agreeable and harmless.

01-11-2009 04:21:55 | More by RedDiamond
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Pencible

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%

A: This poured hazy copper with a little off-white head.
S: It smelled like light caramel malt and some copper hops. Generally weak.
T: It tasted like barley and light caramel malt, with some copper hops. Also generally weak, with a mild bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with some carbonation.
D: This was very bland and thin, which made it easy to drink but not at all rewarding. At least it was clean and unoffensive.

06-02-2010 19:47:41 | More by Pencible
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cdwil

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-27-2011 13:53:35 | More by cdwil
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +11.8%

Bought in the 12 oz brown long neck..lovelly old fashioned "diamond" style label.
Very attractive pale ale when poured into a slighly chilled glass..dark copper in colour with a little haze..nice creamy off white head thats medium sized..leaves good lacing.
Can smell the malts in this brew more than most pales from the NW..theres also a nice yet strange cedar wood aroma..which i cant quite place.
Nice tastein brew with the malty sweetness predominating the initial taste yet the hops come through near the end..very nice.
Mouthfeel is good but it seems a little on the watery sude.
A nice pale..very drinkable.

07-26-2003 03:41:49 | More by Reidrover
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harrymel

Washington

2.33/5  rDev -34.6%

Uncertain if this is an amber, or pale based on label, WTF?

Review date: 10OCT11
Bottle date: unk says 210B on the label, maybe (July, week 1ish?)
A: Pours a hazy dark amber ale with a finger of caramel cream which falls quickly to a broken sheet of the same. Spotty lace is weak. (2.5)
S: Smells like caramel malts, sweet. Some earthy hops, and toasted sugar (3.5)
T: Oxidized malts, water, an alkaline tone, and some bitterness. Unimpressive. (2)
M: Thin (for either style) with moderate carb. Dry finish. (2)
O: I am not impressed and not surprised I've never seen this on tap anywhere (2)

10-10-2011 11:20:22 | More by harrymel
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.33/5  rDev -6.5%

Brewed with Pale, Crystal, and Munich malts; Magnum, Williamette, and East Kent Golding hops.
OG=1.052, 5.3% ABV, 32 IBU.

Drank on tap at Pikes BC in Seattle, WA.

Clear orange-caramel brew forms a light beige head with OK retention and lacing. Aroma is distant, slightly malty but not a whole lot going on in the hop department. Taste is immediately earthy with herbal hops, some decent maltiness with hints of toast, and ending in a pungent, earthy, unbalanced bitterness. Has a saccharin mouthfeel at first, and ends with a sharp mouthfeel and dry finish as a touch of alcohol sets in. Not at all balanced.

06-20-2003 17:37:39 | More by Mitchster
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-03-2012 23:25:29 | More by Hanzo
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wagenvolks

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%

22oz. bomber into a pint glass (Bright red label).

Pike's Pale Ale pours nicely and builds a satisfying, sizable, creamy tan head. Nice retention and lacing left behind as the foam drops atop a clear, golden-copper body. Aroma largely consists of crisp, bready malts and a hint of fresh pine and floral notes from the hops. Nothing extravagant, but pleasant nevertheless.

Good flavor for a pale ale, with some citrus and herbal hops laying a slightly bitter smack on the front of the palate. Biscuit and a hint of caramel comprise the malt backbone and add a nice balance. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side and could use a stronger dose of carbonation to achieve a fuller body. Still, the drinkability is where it should be for the style...held up nicely during a hot summer BBQ in Austin.

06-08-2009 02:43:52 | More by wagenvolks
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beerpadawan

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

08-27-2012 00:10:53 | More by beerpadawan
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-15-2013 05:38:33 | More by shelby415
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Redrover

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

I had the Pale Ale on tap at the Brewpub. I first had one of these about 10 years ago. Served in a standard pint, the beer is dark bronze, served with no room for a head. Nice lacing.

Just like I remember it, the beer has an aroma of citrus and pine backed by a bit of almost raw malts.

The taste is bitter in all the right ways (IBUs 32). Nice pine notes backed by semisweet crystal malts. Not surprisingly, the beer was extremely fresh tasting. Turns a bit sweet late.

The beer has a medium body with a nice slick mouth. This is another good session beer from Pike. One of the beers that turned me on to APAs.

02-02-2007 18:56:39 | More by Redrover
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

01-06-2013 06:21:11 | More by cliff1066
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Offa

California

4.58/5  rDev +28.7%

I fell in love with thin in the bottle and happily found it even better on tap at Pike. It is a very full-bodied, well-rounded, flavourful, yet very mellow beer.

Reddish copper-amber, it has a medium pale tan head slowly shrinking and leaving a little lace.

The aroma is malty and toasted, with caramelly, very toasty bread, woody earthiness, fermented apples, hints of citrus and fruit.

The taste is very malty, smooth, full-bodied and well-rounded with with range and depth of flavourful, yet all restrained and balanced. It is fruity, nutty, citrusy, leafy, with hints of caramel and toasted bread. It has a slightly English quality to it in the balance and the flavours. Sweetness and bitterness are nicely balanced and linger. It is exceedingly drinkable and has wonderful integration of the elements.

08-25-2010 19:49:49 | More by Offa
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-17-2014 22:31:13 | More by bumchilly25
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.46/5  rDev +25.3%

Pike Pale Ale has a medium, off-white head, decent lacing left behind, and a bubbly, clear, orange-golden appearance. The aroma is of sweetness, bread, and bread crust. Taste is of the same, with an iced tea note coming through. Bitterness is not high, and the mouthfeel is mostly watery. Pike Pale Ale finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and enjoyable. Overall, this is a really nice one. Another winner from Pike Brewing.

RJT

04-02-2013 13:13:29 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-23-2014 20:27:54 | More by Durandal_777
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-11-2013 19:27:12 | More by vermilcj
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

07-24-2012 22:40:12 | More by schnarr84
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +2.5%

Bottle:

Pours a lightly hazed amber-gold with a off-white frothy cap that lasts and laces well.

Aroma is perfumey-floral-grapefriut with soft caramel tones

Chewy resinous hops in the front and in the middle with a substantial toasty-caramel malt undertone. Finish is bitter with a citrus flush.

Really well articulated west coast pale.

04-30-2010 00:40:01 | More by pootz
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-25-2012 17:32:36 | More by Hopmodium
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hardy008

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

Appearance - Golden - amber color. Foamy head which left a nice lace in the glass.

Smell - Unmistakable cascade hops stand out.

Taste - Citrus and hops dominate. Bitter, some malt detectable.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with some bitterness.

Drinkability - A good example of a pale ale and quite drinkable.

02-22-2008 04:08:16 | More by hardy008
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woemad

Washington

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%

Bottle purchased at Huckleberry's in Spokane for $1.19.

Poured an orangey copper color with a small white head. Lots of lacing and retained a foamy collar throughout.

Smell was odd for an American Pale Ale. Much more malty than I was expecting. Very "buttery" smell, with floral hops in the background.

Taste wa also a little odd. Not horrible, just odd. Malts are very dominant, with a sweet butter characteristic that could have used some toning down. Crisp hops come into play towards the end of the sip, but more subdued than I would have liked.

The mouthfeel was nothing remarkable,neither good nor bad.

Drinkability would depend on how much one is attracted to the expected characteristics of an America Pale Ale, especially one coming from the normally hoppy Northwest. I would rather have a Liberty Ale or an SN pale than this, but if you aren't into very much hoppiness, this could be worth searching out.

01-20-2004 04:28:49 | More by woemad
Pike Pale Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.