Pike Post Alley Porter | The Pike Brewing Company

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85
very good
41 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by hopwave on 05-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
8.71%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of Arithmeticus
2.97/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had chilled from a bomber, chez White

A: solid black; little head; not much carbonation or lacing
S: stout aroma; dark roast malt dominates
T: powered by dark roast malt; hops are subdued; very flavorful, but really this is more a stout than a porter

It's not a bad beer, but expect just expect more of a stout

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of beertunes
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in nonic. Poured a nearly solid black color, very stoutish, with well over an inch of brown head that had moderate retention and lacing.

The aroma had some slightly sweet malts, but was dominated by a very notable roasted scent, just shy of coffeeish. The flavors were nearly identical, light malts and mostly roast.

The body was smooth and even, reasonably full, and had a slightly dry finish. Drinkability was good. Overall, a nice, solid, unspectacular brew. I thought it was more of a stout, but it was still enjoyable. Worth a shot if you see it.

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Photo of chinchill
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours dark brown but looks near black and opaque in the glass. The small head soon reduces to a durable ring, leaving just a few spots of lacing.

Aroma: a mix of pleasant dark roasted grains and mildly unpleasant but very faint note of something akin to balsamic vinegar.

Flavor: better than the aroma. Very good and near equal bitter-sweet balance but lacks complexity.

Feel: Medium-light carbonation; medium-light body.

O: improves with warming.

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Photo of rogerthegill
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Braz
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of powdersoldier
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of scalffd
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of DamienI
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PorterLambic
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer pours a very dark, blackish brown coloring with a splash of light, filmy, tan colored surface head. Aromas of bitter coffee, hints of chocolate and toffee, and some earthy notes, all on a roasted backbone. Flavors are heavily roasted forward, with an extremely strong coffee backbone. Bitter and bitter, with bittersweet chocolate highlights throughout. Smooth bodied, slightly dry, with a bitter coffee aftertaste. The finish is dry, with a subtle bitter linger. This is for the coffee drinkers of the world, and that completely fits being from Seattle. Solid flavor profiles and easy to drink.

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Photo of delta490
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a deep nearly-black shade of brown. A fizzy medium tan head settles down to a thin disc that provide nice small lacing. The aroma is almost non-existent. The flavor has a nice deep roasted malt flavor with a hint of chocolate on the finish. There's a little bit of fizziness on the palate but the body isn't too heavy. All-in-all a good-to-very good porter.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mpalestino
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of kemoarps
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dunix
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of KalanM
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of arizcards
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from Total Wine a week and a half ago for $3.99.

Beer poured dark brown with a nice tan head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose has hints of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate.

Taste is roasted coffee beans, light chocolate with a decent amount of hops to keep it perfectly balanced.

Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than hoped and not overly smooth.

Overall a very tasty brew.

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Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Pike Post Alley Porter from The Pike Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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