raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My second "Pike" beer and its one of my favorite styles so I had high expectations! It pours darker than I would have expected and smells more like raw pumpkin than pie. That being said the balance is unbelievable for the ABV similar to the double IPA of theirs I tried. Overall it is really well done because it is not sweet but the pumpkin flavor is in balance the profile and the alcohol is masked. TRY IT fall beer lovers.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not all that pumpkin-y. More spice in the aroma. Very malty aroma and flavour with some sweetness. Tasted lower in alcohol than it is. Very sweet, rather too sweet finish.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a red tint with a medium tan head that fades and leaves ok lacing. Smells of pumpkin,spices, and caramel. Tastes of pumpkin, molasses, caramel and nutmeg with a touch of cinnamon. Moutheel is medium bodied and creamy with decent carbonation. Overall this is a pretty good beer for Pike. I like that its a little different from a lot of the pumpkin beers around and they did a good job masking the abv.
Beerdrinker79 (1811) - Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown to red with a way too thin head that reduces to a thin collar of big ugly bubbles. The aroma is pumpkin spice, not much else. The taste is creamy, smooth, pumpkin spices and real pumpkin. Body is medium, to almost kind of thin, was hoping for a fuller body, carbonation is somewhat high. Overall a straight up good pumpkin beer. Very similar to most of the other beers in this style. Unfortunately the appearance kind of killed the score, kind of an ugly beer.
poisoneddwarf (2025) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Charles Finkel, you devil! The woman on the label has nice gourds, but she’s pretty homely. Pours dark brown with red highlights and a collapsing beige head. Aroma is full of pumpkin pie spice. Taste is sweet and savory with lots of that aforementioned spice conglomeration; seems especially savory compared to a lot of the pumpkin beers I’ve been drinking lately, which seems like a lot. Overall, a great pumpkin beer.
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a murky very dark red to brown with a beige head. Aroma was light roasted malts, and spices. Flavor was light chocolate, bark, and spices. Not too bad.
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Dark reddish brown colored with light khaki foam. Aroma is mostly pumpkin spice, toasted malt and toffee. The taste starts with a mild pumpkin pie and brown sugar flavor followed by some cinnamon, clove and caramel malt. Also a little bit of raisin and fig in the background. The body is closer to a Belgian Strong Dark Ale than a Pumpkin Ale with its slightly syrupy, silky mouthfeel and dark sugar finish. The pumpkin presence isn’t too prominent but it blends nicely with the other flavors.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle: pours a clear dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty dark malty nose with some pumpkin notes. Starts with decent fullness and a lightly toasted dark malty nose with some mild pumpkin character and nutmeg and ginger spice before a drier bittersweet finish. Could use a touch more sweetness and pumpkin flavor.
ChainGangGuy (4602) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a very dark brown body with an inch of struggling to sustain, light beige foam.
Smell: Dark, toasty malts (toasted nuts, toasted bread) with brown sugar, earthy prickly spices, fruity esters, mashed squash, alcohol. OK.
Taste: Dark brown maltiness, with tastes of crusty dark bread, brown sugar, molasses. Medium-light sweetness. Slight estery raisin fruitiness. Allspice, clove, something a little earthy, and the faux-heated ginger. Squashy pumpkin character is fairly light. Lightly bitter. Remains malty, spicy, and, if you’re lucky, it reminds that, yes, there is some pumpkin in this thing until the end. Finishes fairly smooth, with some alcohol warmth exacerbated by the warming nature of some of the spices in the spice mix.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Great? No, but it’s good enough, and it’s always nice to see a pumpkin ale that doesn’t follow same tired, old, trodden path.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep burnt brown sugar, mild to moderate off-white head, little lacing.   Soft spicy nose, a bit of fruity breadiness.   Combination spicy tongue of cinnamon, nutmeg, with some Christmas fruitcake like flavors.   Has a bit of heavy/dark breadiness to it.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Warm spices on the finish, cinnamon, nutmeg, with the aformentioned fruitcake like flavors.   A bit more advanced than your standard every day Pumpkin Ale.   Pretty respectable.