Pike Pale Heirloom Amber Ale | The Pike Brewing Company

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Pike Pale Heirloom Amber AlePike Pale Heirloom Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Pike Brewing Company
Washington, United States
pikebrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RJLarse on 03-05-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
14.12%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of BeerMe8
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A pretty simple beer as it only has four listed ingredients (water, malt, hops & yeast) It's good but not that flavorful. Light bodied and easily drinkable.

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Photo of DrMullet
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brownish amber color.
Smell is sweet malt and dark fruits.
Taste is sweet caramel malt early, then dark fruits.
Bitter finish.

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Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of WAbeerfiend
2/5  rDev -42.4%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.09.14.

A: See through rust color. No head. Some opaqueness at top. Maybe sediment?

S: Sweet malt. Caramel. Picking up black olive too.

T: Caramel, burnt toast, black olive.

M: Crisp.

O: This could have been an old beer but there was no date. This is why Greg from Gregsbeerreviews always rants about this. I can guess that this beer was old, but I don't know for sure. Anyway, the black olive flavor prompted a drain pour. Almost every beer that I've had from Pike has ended the same way. Maybe they have QC issues.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of delta490
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a slightly clouded amber with an orange tint. The head is toward the creamy end with an off-white hue. The aroma is pretty mild, with some light hints of bread. The taste is a bit more forward, with a nice bready flavor with background notes of medium dark fruit and an earthiness to it from the hops. It has a nice weight to the body, a slight bite on the finish. Reminded me of some of the bitters from England. Not quite the same, but pretty close.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of RBorsato
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange, slight haze, 1.5 finger head, lacing not bad.

Aroma is a middle-ish pungent floral hops and earthy malts, not overpowering, but enjoyable.

Taste is a bit bolder, with the earthy aspects really coming out. IT's got a good chunk of crystal malts (I assume from the flavor and body), and some nice bready notes, and perhaps some fruity undertones.

Body is fairly easy drinking, medium to light, moderate carbonation, with a fairly dry, pungent earthy finish.

It's a tasty beer, another good one from Pike. Actually, I have liked everything I've gotten from Pike brewery so far, this one is no exception. Not sure which is my favorite, but I know I'll buy Pike again in the future. I also know that there's at least two more Pike beers available here that I haven't tried yet!

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Laklimell
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of eddiearmy
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of KajII
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Suggested Glassware: Shaker Glass]

The pour was a hazy caramel brown with a small (1 finger or less) light brown frothy head that diminished down to a thin cap with good spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a sweet light bread malt, floral hops and a light soapy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (orange) and a light fruity ester.

The taste was a malty bitter-sweet and had a touch of caramel throughout, with a light fruity hoppiness and a smidgen of citrus at the end. The flavor lasted an average time with a slightly fruity citrus peel bitterness left behind.

Mouthfeel was just beyond light in body and dry in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall a pretty decent Pale Ale with a slight fruity appeal and a mildly bitter hoppiness...

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Pike Pale Heirloom Amber Ale from The Pike Brewing Company
3.47 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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