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Pike Auld Acquaintance Hoppy Holiday Ale | The Pike Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.66/5
Good
132 Ratings
Pike Auld Acquaintance Hoppy Holiday AlePike Auld Acquaintance Hoppy Holiday Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 11-18-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,090
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
132
pDev:
10.38%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Photo of VashonGuy
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pike calls this a "Hoppy Holiday Ale", and that's spot-on. You get pretty much a standard winter warmer, malty, slightly spicy, and a bit of caramel, together with a real shot of hops. Not citrusy, juicy hops, not something with the bitterness missing, but a real honest-to-goodness blast of classic bitterness. Not a great beer, but pretty good, and give it points for hitting its description on the nose.

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Photo of gandres
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22 ounce bottle poured to wine glass
dark yellow, amber hazy big off white foam that disappear slowly
not a lot of aroma
medium bitterness, not too good"
not a lot of follow through and aftertaste
good beer, can be repeat, but not something to look forward to
Drank: February 1, 2015 9:03 PM

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Photo of vladdswrath
2.83/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours beer bottle brown with a nice, but brief bubble show. The head is tall and sudsy, lacing the glass nicely as you drink. Aroma is what you'd expect from a holiday brew but faint, winter spices and malt, hop scents are barely detectable. Taste is a little funky, like drinking pumpkin spice without the pumpkin. I think I might even call it gross. This is going to be a tough one to get down, since I'm not a big pumpkin mocha guy. Mouthfeel is nice, I just wish the flavor was more pleasant. It's a nice brew as far as color and texture go, but man...this taste is definitely not for me.

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Photo of Noooddle
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from notes

Appearance: red orange, nice lacing, one inch head

Nose: dried fruit, malty with a spicy hop character

Taste: mellow, dried fruits, hop bitterness, complex and malty sweetness

More of a spice character than a hop one. Very nice.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IPAchris
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tim007007
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fatehunter
3.11/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a half finger of head on a dirty dark straw body.
The aroma is grain and wet hay, a little barnyard.
The taste is mildly sweet: plum and apricot; then some mild bitterness. A bit mushed in flavor.
The texture is softer.

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Photo of EXScotT
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cts309
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kevlee722
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ncherf
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aaryah
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.12/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of MikeDAdams
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BigBry
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of HCGS89
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of LakerLeith
3/5  rDev -18%

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Pike Auld Acquaintance Hoppy Holiday Ale from The Pike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 132 ratings
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