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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

378 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 14
Gots: 14 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a red solo cup at poker thanks to iron mike for this one

A-hard to tell in said vessel, but appears to be hazy copper

S-pIne citrus and nice hops

T-Very nice, smooth and session able

M-decent, fairly smooth

O-very good will do again

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3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler pint, the beer is a hazy, opaque, copper coloring with a ruby hue through the depths. The head starts around a quarter of an inch of white, frothy, light bubbles, but quickly settles out into a sparse film. The nose is a very well blended mix of sweet toffee and fresh, green, resiny hops, with a citrusy highlight. Flavors are more hopcentric, with the grapefruit shining through on the forward tongue to complinent the hops. Bitter, resiny, and somewhat sweet green, fresh hops flavors boosted by the grapefruit tartness and all balanced by the malt sweet backbone. The beer is a nice, round, midbody, which works great with the flavors. The aftertaste is rich and tangy, with only a touch of the bitter and rich hops, leading to a smooth, slightly dry finish. Great representation of the American IPA style. Very tasty. I've had it from a cask when we lived in Seattle, and it is very different and very delicious in that serving, as well.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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4.55/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This reminded me of one of my favorite Double IPA but with a lower alcohol content. It had just the right amount of bitterness to make you realize you were drinking an IPA but didn't blow your tastebuds away.

It poured a hazy amber with good carbonation. I really enjoyed this IPA and wish Washington state wasn't so far away.

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5/5  rDev +33%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.49/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter. No readable freshness date.

A- From a heavy pour comes a dark, hazy copper color with a two finger head that retains nicely and dissolves to an 1/8 inch head with a heavy sheet of foam on the surface. A healthy amount of hop/yeast sediment clings to the glass that's accompanied by sticky lacing. Obviously bottle conditioned.

S- Sweet, malty initial aroma that's backed by an earthy hop presence. Combined, it kind of smells hearty yet, at the same time, a bit astringent if that makes sense. Interesting.

T- Cereal grain sweetness in the front reminds me of fresh wort, which I love. The hops follow closely behind and reinforce the previously detected earthy undertones. Absolutely delicious.

M- Full and viscous. I feel that, the more sediment in a bottle conditioned beer, the more substance and body it possesses. Medium-high carbonation does a lot to confirm this as well as complement the brew as a whole.

O- An amazing beer. I've always seen this brewery's beers at different stores but hesitated to buy their offerings simply because I'd never heard of them. But now that I live near a Total Wine & More, Pike's beers are offered at discount prices through their Brewery Direct program and I thought "What the hell?" and bought one. Man am I glad I did that.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap poured into a sampling glass.

Pours a very clear amber with a small white head with lots of what lacing. Nose is tame without much going for it.

Taste is well balanced, malty with a light hop bite but not over he top, fairly earthy with a smooth finish. Carbonation is light.

Pike India Pale Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.