Pike India Pale Ale - Pike Pub & Brewery
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2.13/5 rDev -43.4%
This was my first time trying anything from this brewery. Decanted from a bomber bottle
A - poured a deep orange color with a 1/2 inch of head, no real lacing
S - no big hop aroma, a hint of pine? the malt aroma came thru more than the hop
T - had the bottle not said IPA I would have thought it to be a pale ale
M - ok
I checked BA for the overall score before I bought it. This beer was very disappointing to me and I didn't finish the bottle. Maybe I got an old brew which would explain the lack of hop prescence. (no date on bottle) I won't buy this again but might try it fresh on tap.
04-05-2011 19:34:45 | More by ScarletLady
2.42/5 rDev -35.6%
Bomber poured into my Gulden Draak tulip.
The pour yielded a very lovely light maple hue with a nicely formed white head. Bands of white lace and well retained. Wonderfully clear. The nose, however, is weak at best. I get the slightest hint of earthiness, some crystalized grain, and a touch of pine. Everything is there, it's just... well... weak! I feel like I'm struggling to get a whiff of something here. The flavor gives forth a less than assertive pine with even less grapefruit. I can definitely taste the malts: a blend of sweetness and cereal character. But this doesn't really strike me as an IPA. Weird, out of place alcoholic warmth in the finish. Texture is a middle of the road body that doesn't really give much to talk about. I feel like this beer lost me shortly after presenting itself in the glass. Everything seems muted, leaving me guessing and trying to find redeeming qualities, but failing. I really enjoyed Pike's xxx Stout but this is simply not cutting it. An American Pale Ale, sure I'll buy that. An IPA? Nope.
02-06-2011 01:11:18 | More by DmanGTR
United Kingdom (England)
2.48/5 rDev -34%
Appearance: Hazy. Slight head. light tan colored. not too appetizing
Smell: Best part of this beer. Nice hop and malt aromas.
Taste: Astringency. Very puckering Hops taste of tea. This is a sorry IPA.
Mouthfeel: Puckering. Light for an IPA.
drinkability: Stay away. Much better IPA's out there to try!
12-05-2008 00:47:37 | More by Squelch
2.73/5 rDev -27.4%
Reviewed 2/10/2009 (bottle):
Pours a pretty clear orange amber color body, with an average frothy white head. Sweet malty hoppy aroma, some bitterness. English beer smelling, but somewhat weak. Sweet bitter taste. Somewhat bitter, but mostly sweet maltiness. English malt tasting. Almost a our bitterness. Not dry, very wet tasting. Malty semi-bitter aftertaste. Lightly carbonated.
02-14-2009 19:32:02 | More by jujubeast6000
2.85/5 rDev -24.2%
Pours a honey color with plenty of yeast globs. Broken sheet of light cream foam. Smells like earthy hops, a touch of grapefruit and resin - standard NW style, but sans artistry. Tastes bitter with biscuit and warm malts. Really simple flavor with little left to ponder. Medium bodied with moderate carb and an off-dry finish. Meh.
12-21-2012 08:36:56 | More by harrymel
British Columbia (Canada)
2.9/5 rDev -22.9%
A: cloudy, orange/amber; head dissipates quickly
S: clean, direct, one dimensional, not very intense or complex; navel orange, pineapple
T: not much. Low intensity, clean, no noticeable hop or malt character; hint of bitterness at the end. Disappointing how boring it is.
M: on the lighter side. Fine.
With so many good IPAs out there, I certainly wouldn't buy this one again.
03-01-2012 02:41:52 | More by EspressoGuy
2.9/5 rDev -22.9%
A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a three-finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is an amber tinged, copper hue that shows an almost clear, copper color when held up to the light. The aroma is not overwhelmingly hoppy, but is hop dominated with notes of grapefruit, orange juice, tangerine zest and a touch of lychee. There is some malt character noticeable in the nose as well with a bit of sticky crystal malt, lightly toasted malt, a bit of biscuit character or perhaps more of a cracker like note of grain.
A bit thin somehow with a washed out citrus hop character, both of which have me wondering if it is my palate or the beer. There is a solid hop bitterness here that resides throughout the flavor profile. Lingering in the finish is both the hop bitterness as well as a thin, but sweet crystal malt character that just allows some citrus character to linger for a bit; really what ends up lingering in the long finish is a bit of herbal / menthol character and the hop bitterness. Somehow the citrus hop character, in combination with the crystal malt and body, just comes off as being thin and wan. Crystal malt character contributes a distracting flavor similar to sweet tea.
Not that great of an IPA, seems a bit washed out and, due to the lack of hop character, a bit too dominated by crystal malt flavors.
Purchased: Liquid Solutions
11-30-2008 01:57:50 | More by Gueuzedude
2.9/5 rDev -22.9%
Hazed light copper. Just a skimming of a head. Lace is minimal. Not a lot on the nose. Almost smells like cinnamon and corrinader. Nothing of hop interest though. Disappointing. Flavor is a little dry and spicy. Bitterness is not clean, but rather obtrusive and a little astringent. Malts are weak, but toffeeish in nature. Body is about medium. Nothing I'd buy again....even if it were available at a store near me.
06-27-2004 05:14:05 | More by Bighuge
2.93/5 rDev -22.1%
What a dissapointment. Pours a light golden amber with a tiny head that did stay the same through the entire session. Lacing was average, noticable but nothing great. The smell was of funky hops and caramel. I noticed some spices such as cinnamon as well, maybe nutmeg. A little nature wiff as well. The taste was a little off balance, the bitterness of the hops while strong was not pleasant, slightly off beat, the caramel sweetness seemed raw and thin. Very dissapointing. Medium bodied, probably won't try again.
07-19-2004 02:20:23 | More by beertaster13
3/5 rDev -20.2%
A- pours orange with a huge frothy white two inch head. Clumpy lacing, wooo.
S- tropical citrus fruits..
T- A certain sour(?) citrus, kinda of bready. Hmm. Its kinda weird :/
M- Medium mouthfeel, smooth.
D/O- After their DIPA I was expecting big things from this one but I was kind of let down. Chalk it up to self-made inner hype. Id like to try this again to reaffirm what I'm gathering.
06-18-2011 03:51:38 | More by Duff27
3/5 rDev -20.2%
This beer poured an amber brown with a light head that settled into a light lace. A nice hops spice aroma. This beer has all the standard IPA qualities. There is a nice balanced hops spice that settles into a sweet hops aftertaste. The beer is clean and crisp with a smooth feel. In all this is a nice high quality IPA.
09-05-2006 05:00:45 | More by eballard
3/5 rDev -20.2%
No bottled on or best buy date.
What can I say, everything about this beer was average...
Poured a hazy amber with an average white head with average retention. Smell is a bit of pine resin, citrus hops and malt just sort of lingering. Just an average smell. Taste is a somewhat acrid blend of floral and citrus hops with a slightly bready malt backbone. Somethings just not quite right here and I can't put my finger on it. Mouthfeel is just, well, average. A bit on the thin side. As far as drinkability, the acrid aftertaste made it a more of a chore than a pleasure to finish a bomber.
I think if you're in the mood for an average IPA, this fits the bill.
08-29-2010 23:48:15 | More by Lerxst
3.03/5 rDev -19.4%
Pours a clear orange color with a small white head that dissipates quickly and leaves minimal lacing on the glass. Heavy carbonation is visibly rising throughout the pint glass.
Aroma is of citrus and floral hops and a tinge of caramel malt.
Taste is of grapefruit citrus and floral hops, but watered down and subdued. The malt backbone is weak, but detectable. Overall weak and insubstantial IPA.
Mouthfeel is thin and fizzy with a disappointing finish. Drinkable, but not something I'd purchase again.
12-18-2008 18:40:32 | More by kosmoraios
3.03/5 rDev -19.4%
Poured nice and amber, good head. Dirty hop aroma. Toasted malt. Quite toasty. Cereal. This is an old school ipa, so I was not expecting a hop bomb. Toasted ceral malt flavor. Some hop bitterness. Bran cereal flavor, not my favorite. Smooth and refreshing. Flavor is just too strong in a bad way. Makes it less drinkable.
04-29-2009 18:15:23 | More by AChamberlain
Pike India Pale Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.