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Pike India Pale Ale | The Pike Brewing Company

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Pike India Pale AlePike India Pale Ale
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3.75/5
Very Good
445 Ratings
Pike India Pale AlePike India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,288
Reviews:
215
Ratings:
445
pDev:
11.47%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
45
Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnBradSC
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpkrippner
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Seattle Airport; Dungeness Seafood House; S Gates

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a semi-hazy burnt orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a mild pace. Slight lace ran here and there.
The aroma settles in on some floral hop notes with some orange blossom, lavender and dogwood qualities flowing over a nice smooth "West coast" styled malt backbone of the caramel/toffee to biscuit character.
The flavor presented a gentle sweetness gripping the bitterness in to want to blend but seemed to move with the ebb and flow of my sips. Aftertaste was somewhat gentle with the malts trying to blend with the hops, and it somewhat did.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty nice as a West coast styled American IPA. I'd have again if offered.

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Photo of Eddiehop
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hendrick24
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noooddle
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerMe8
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of keeping_track_of_beers
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skrumpy
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep orange amber in color, mostly hazy. A beautiful off white head that leaves a thin film across the top & streaky lacing. Smell is light citrus, like orange blossom, honey, and caramel malt. The flavor is excellent. Nice blend of citrus hops, grapefruit, orange, pine and herbal notes as well. Perfect blend with the malt, making it quite smooth and drinkable. A resinous mouthfeel, and slightly hoppy bitter aftertaste. Great beer!

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VashonGuy
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwc215
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle:

Pours slightly hazed orange-tinted copper/amber with a creamy/bubbly white head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of citrus (tangerine) with caramelized bread.

The taste is of citrus (tangerine, going towards grapefruit) with caramelized bread weaving in and out. Piney/herbal notes in the dry finish.

It is smooth. Pretty chewy. Nice, lingering soft bitterness in the long finish.

A nice traditional IPA - citrus and some pine balanced by caramel.

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3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A review of one of the oldest ipas around. I remember these back in the 90s (college).

Was somewhat revolutionary in its place as one of the first orange ipas to begin to emerge back then. Seemed like they dry hopped with c hops. Was floral and nice.

Substantial malt bill to it, caramel, wood, toffee notes, pine, grapefruit like hop mouthfeel. Was one of the more bitter beers to come around at the time too.

Back when this and Bert Grant's were OG's of the Washington and US ipa beer scene. Can't believe its been that long already. . .

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3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of neenerzig
4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got a glass of this on-tap at a Thai restaurant called Bahn Thai that my wife and I are having dinner at that's almost across the street from our hotel. Good food here too! Served in a pint glass this beer is a clear, medium to dark amber color with a white head that's about 2/3 of an inch thick when first served. Settles eventually to a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass along with some bits of small squatters of surface foam on the beer's surface. Aromas of slightly toasted, fairly bready and biscuity, caramel malts along with a nice citrus and piney, slightly resinous hop presence. The taste is pretty much the same, as it also consists of a bready, biscuity caramel malt sweetness along that gives way to a fairly citrusy, piney and resinous hop bitterness. Has a crisp, yet smooth, and frothy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish. A very solid beer here that complimented my spicy Thai food quite nicely indeed.

Eric

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Too hoppy for me.
On the "1001" list, but many other better IPAs are not on the list.

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Pike India Pale Ale from The Pike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 445 ratings
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