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Pike India Pale Ale - Pike Pub & Brewery

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Pike India Pale AlePike India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

347 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 347
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 14
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-23-2002)
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Thrasher

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I love Pike's beers and this is a pretty good one, if not as complex as some of their other beers. With the large amounts of hops, it's just another Pac NW IPA, and lacks the identity of their Pale Ale or Kilt Lifter. It's a deep copper, with a smallish head, and lasting big-bubbled foam. The hop aroma is not too forthcoming, but the beer contain quite a bit of bitterness and large chunks of grapefruit. The malts are biscuity and pretzel-like and definitely pull their weight. A light smokiness is evident, as well as an appealing earthiness from the yeast, but the hops bash those flavors down. The bitterness lingers on the tongue a bit too long for my taste. I'd say a touch more aromatics, a fraction less bitterness, play up the yeast and burnt maltiness, and this would be near perfect. As such, it's a worthwhile beer but not outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2005 06:29:10 | More by Thrasher
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I had this beer on-tap in a tall glass at the Alaskan Lounge at Sea-Tac Airport. My 2000th review!

Appearance: deep golden orange hue with a very light haze and a finger of creamy ivory foam leaving a nice lace on the glass. I like it.

Smell: caramelly and bready malt with an earthy, dank hop character. Pretty good, if earthy is your thing.

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Pike India Pale Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.