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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Pike Auld Acquaintance is a dark, toasty amber ale seasoned with orange peel, Yakima Valley hops, and spices. When first brewed, Pike brewers complained of bruised knuckles from zesting orange peel, but since then, they have thankfully been able to source extraordinary dried orange peel. To achieve more aromatic orange notes, head brewer, Dean Mochizuki, used two varieties of orange peel: Curacao and sweet orange peel, along with coriander, cassia bark, and nutmeg. It is a refined, finely balanced, subtly spiced winter warmer- delicious with holiday foods. ABV 6.5% · IBU 32 · OG 1.062


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fatehunter (1951) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2016
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.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
donandres (127) - , Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2016
22 ounce bomber bottle to wine glass Appearance: Orange- brown color(held against light, hazy, minimal off white head, minimal lacing Smell: not a lot of aroma, slight toasted grain smell, hint of alcohol Taste: slight bitterness Mouth feel: Overall Good Beer but will not buy again

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9510) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Draught at the Pike Brewing Co, Seattle, WA. Slightly cloudy red brown color with a mid-size creamy tan head. Darkish sweet malt, mild hops and some dryness in the aroma. The flavor is dark hops, moderate bitterness and dry dark malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (17487) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
Draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WA
Hazy dark amber color. Some caramel, very light biscuity malts, ordinary bitterness, tiny nuttiness in the final.
Not much effort, but at least it’s clean.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2015
From bottle. Dark amber color. Aroma is light spice, citrus, and caramel malt. Taste is similar, with some coriander and slight bitterness. Lingering spice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beastiefan2k (3045) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2015
22oz bomber, this is the 3rd time I am buying this beer just to rate it. And you know I really want to rate it because its not a very positive review. Dark orange amber color. Head fades quickly. Aroma is sweet fruity and toasty. Nothing about that is fun or good. There are some poor spices, just a mix of bad stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5561) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bomber at Eugene’s - nose is heavy with ginger and orange peel - touches of coriander - taste is fairly heavy on the spiciness - medium sweet, moderate orange flavor, spicy notes of ginger - peppery spiciness, nutmeg - lingering strong spiciness and candied orange sweetness - interesting, but not all that great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (656) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle at share. Body cloudy medium amber, little head. Aroma is light malt and light fruit, orange, dry cider. Taste is subtle, light fruit and malt, finish slightly bitter sour. Palate is light, carbonation moderate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnnyJ (5200) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
On draft at the brewpub in Seattle. Slightly cloudy amber pour, with an off white head. Caramel malt, moderate bitterness, light grapefruit, and notes of orange peel, and mulling spices. Meh.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (3165) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - DEC 29, 2014
For some odd reason, I caved and took my mason jar to a local establishment called Percy’s. Since it was just a mason jar ’ s worth, honestly I wasn’t too worried since I was planning on having this in a whole session. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a nice hazy burnt brown to orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a good thirty seconds. No lacing was left. The smell had a weird cooked wheat with a light sugary content to it. Light spice but not exactly comprehensible to what it exactly is. The taste is sweet with a nice honey and caramel malt, it’s sticky sweet on the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a semi-sessionable quality about it but a certain smooth rolling honey sweet running across my tongue. Overall, eh, not bad, interesting to say the least, pretty sure I’d seek out other winter warmers before this or have this again through another vessel.


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