Pike India Pale Ale - Pike Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by smanders:
4.22/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pike products have been showing up more and more out here on the East Coast and so far they've all been a treat. Picked this bomber up on a lazy Saturday afternoon for a sweet $3.99.
Poured into your standard British pint glass this IPA is beautiful: dark copper, a wee bit hazy, and a solid head. The aromas are nicely balanced between the piney-ness of the hops and the sweet (sugar candy) of the malt. It really makes you want to take a big gulp! OK, I will. Nice! Up front is big-time malty goodness which is quickly followed by hoppy spice/pine. Superbly balanced with a slick finish. This is what should come to mind when someone says "American Pale Ale." Excellent taste, enough alcohol to satisfy without causing fits, and inexpensive...What's not to like about Pike?
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2010 18:59:12 | More by smanders
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Taste: bready, ever so slightly biscuity malt with a dank, earthy hop character. Bitterness is pretty strong but it comes on slow. Not bad.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a nice rocky creaminess. Pretty decent for an IPA.
Overall: a good-drinkin' dank and earthy IPA. Not always my bag, but it hits the spot well enough.
Serving type: on-tap
06-17-2014 22:12:37 | More by flagmantho
3.95/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance holds a hazy orange amber color supporting a fair head leaving fair lace. Smell has a nice malt backbone with citrus and floral hop aroma. Taste is balanced between the malt and hops leaving a lingering hop in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A nice take on a PNW IPA.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2014 01:11:06 | More by Bookseeb
Pike India Pale Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.