improvjock (296) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep honey amber with medium off-white head. Aroma of cinnamon and freshly baked bread. Flavor is malty and a bit spicy. A departure from most winter seasonals. Me likey!
obguthr (3234) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cinnamon and overripe orange aroma. Cloudy copper, thick sticky yellow head. Orange and nutmeg flavor, tangy. Alcohol not noticeable, no moving parts, only mildy enjoyable. IMVHO,the common pitfall of spiced ales is the overuse of nutmeg. This beer is an example of that.Then again, maybe Iím overly sensitive to nutmeg.
cmonster (909) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Clear, watery orange with a medium sized off white head. Bright aromatics of tea, spices, and light malt. Light bitter flavor. Light body, good carbonation, oily texture, and a tea dry finish.
SSSteve (3392) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. 5.5%. hazy orange with a small white head. not much aroma. maybe some honey sweetness with a hint of spicy cinnamon. flavor is malty with moderate sweetness. light notes of spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. a mild holiday beer.
Drake (6594) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Total Wine West Richmond. Pours a hazy dark orange color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted and toffee malts, citrus, spice, tea. The taste is citrus, toasted malts and a spice bouquet finish. Medium bodied.
CampesinoTino (618) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a light copper color with off-white head. The aroma is mostly orange citrus, malt, brown sugar and allspice. The flavor starts out with a heavy dose of nutmeg, coriander and orange peel followed by some bready malt, clove, herbal hops and cinnamon notes. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with strong carbonation and a mildly sweet and spicy finish. The overall flavor offers a pretty good balance between the holiday dessert spices with the malt and hops.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, super thick light tan head. Orange and spice aroma. Taste is lots of caramel and light on the spices. Finish is more buttery caramel. It might be one of my favorite winter/holiday beers.
nick76 (4086) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is malty and more than a bit hoppy with spice and citrus. The appearance is deep orange/amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall a better than average beer but not that special.
Palidor19 (2742) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
there are many faults to this beer. its slightly thin and has a astringent to the taste. but its got a nice slight pumpkin taste. nice malts and hops decent, not great but very drinkable.
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours brownish almost amber color. light off white head. aroma wasnt much to pull, slight malt blended scent, but not overwhelming. tasted malts on the tounge, but couldnt extract more flavors or tastes. disappointed as Pike has produced some great brews and doesnt hurt I work 3 blocks from the brewery downtown.