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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Dry and floral, with the beautiful aroma of fresh hops and a sublime maltiness from gently roasted barley.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1374) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Pike IPA has a medium, creamy, cream-colored head, an opaque, orange appearance, some visible bubbles stuck to the side of the glass, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of musty, piney hops, hop oil, some citrus, and malt. Taste is of alcohol, piney oil, dank, wet hay, white bread and white bread crust, lots of hop bitterness, especially in the aftertaste, and a bit of citrus peel. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and soft, and Pike IPA finishes wet, heavy, sloshy, and drinkable. Overall, this is one of those heavy, mushy Indian Pale Ales. It’s still remarkable and worth trying. RJT


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (6433) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Toffee sweet malts, light floral and earthy hops, and light bitterness. Blech.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (278) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Draft sampler, golden Amber little head, good lacing. Aroma malt, spruce and fruit. Taste spruce and lychee, some pineapple, hops bitter finish. Palate smooth, carbonation good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4446) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Aside: I was presented with my original bottle of this nearly 20 years back by Mr. Belmont. I didn’t drink craft beer at the time and left it on my office shelf as a momento. Poor decision. Good label and logo on the bomber. Hazy, maplewood or caramel colored brew. Aroma is malt forward, a little honeyish, a little vanilla and toffee up front with a sprucey hoppiness and slightly toasted tones following. Pleasant. Drier than it smells, vanilla tones on the lips, some slight tin, almost-juniper tones towards the back. A little wood, a little toast, enough hops to keep you interested, but not enough to put you in the hospital. Medium heavy mouthfeel. Woody, dry toffee finish. Enjoyable. Habersham’s Beverage Warehouse, Abercorn, Savannah. On fire sale - $2/bomber, what a deal!

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
beastmaster (342) - Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Nice head on this pour on tap in Seattle. Amber red. Not much for a nose. This beer is more on the maltier side. Well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6164) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
a nice IPA and one of their better brews. citrusy and floral hop aroma and taste, but not overdone...not that i’d mind that...but this one is balanced nicely. not enough there to be a phenomenal beer, but a solid IPA by any standard."

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2582) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Sampler at the brewpub. Dark golden color, clear. More hop assertive than the other beers in the regular lineup. However, its too grassy for me. Bitter and grass flavor. Clean malt character, just wish hops were different, not my thang for the hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11854) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
On tap @ Pike’s. Clear golden orange pour with white foam. Fruity, jammy nose. Some peach and apricot, a fair amount of orange as well. Some caramel and a lot of bread. Flavor is a bit too sweet for me. Too much caramel and bready malt. Peach preserves and some orange marmalade. Some citrus peel and a bit of pine bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3509) - Vadum, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2014
Clear copper of color with a nice huge off white head. An aroma of pines, citrus, caramel, grapefruit, bitter and amlty. A flavor of hops, citrus, grapefruit, toffee, malt, bread and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
penstemon (168) - - JUL 12, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours light amber with an off-white head. Ridiculously foamy, took forever to pour. Aroma is crisp grapefruit, tangerine, peach. Really nice tropical-edged fruitiness. Pine, hint of caramel and toast, yeast. Taste is grapefruit, peach, white grape, a bit of alcohol, some pine, malt, medium+ resinous mouth coating bitterness. Medium body, a little watery, foamy overly carbonated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (841) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Aroma of citrus and hops, amber color with a lasting well laced head. Taste of fruit, citrus, hops with a creamy feel and a bitter finish.


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