KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium orange with a slight brownish hue and an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head, which did allow for some fair streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a light grain malt, floral hops and a sweaty yeast with notes of citrus (orange), apricot and a mild peppery spice.
The taste a tad malty with a mild apricot sweetness from the start but quickly progressed into a hoppy bitter taste with a note of citrus peel and a slight peppery finish. The flavor stuck around for quite a long time with a mildly hoppy fruity taste left to linger.
Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a prickly carbonation.
Overall a nice crisp, hoppy Organic Ale that had just enough fruity sweetness to take the harsh bite out of the hoppy citrus peel ending...
swillguzzler99 (146) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bomber (650mL to my metric friends). Translucent gold with slight head and mild carbonation. Fruity nose evident. Taste is weak. Slightly sweet that fizzles quickly. Coats the tongue and fades faster than cheap bubble gum. Hard to believe it contains EtOH. Drink this on a hot summer day mowing the lawn; average at best.
JMCtime (73) - Washington, USA - APR 26, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Rather bitter with some fruit and grain undertones. Drinkable but nothing impressive.
VastActiv (3868) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pike Brewing, Seattle. Colour is clear light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, grain, sweetness and malts.
jspronck (148) - BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold color, short white head, aromas of honey, citrus, short dry finish, lively carbonation, good balance
WABeerFiend (321) - - JAN 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 12 oz into a tumbler on 01.01.14.
A: Gold. Somewhat opaque. Head retains well.
S: Pine, citrus.
T: Pine, citrus, some roasty malt.
M: Crisp. Felt somewhat flat.
O: This tastes like an APA. There’s a little bit of nice bitterness on the back end, but the malt balances it out. This is an ok beer, but not overly impressive.
furthur (400) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampler, Medium Amberlittle head, God lace. Aroma pale malt Taste light spruce, malt, hops bitter finish. Palate good, carbonation good.
Darkmagus82 (1980) - - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep golden amber color with a small fizzy white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving only a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is strong of some lighter fruits of peach and pear along with some smells of caramel. Other bready aromas and a hint of grass and floral hops are there as well creating a rather pleasant smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a nice smooth and sweet bready taste with the sweet being mostly of lighter fruits of apricot, peach and pear. There is a little bit of a brown sugar upfront as well, with this flavor getting slightly stronger as the taste advances. Some orange and grapefruit hop then later develop further along in the taste, and in the end, with just a hint of a floral flavor, one is left with a rather clean and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. For the style a little higher carbonation may have been slightly more appropriate, but even said, the thicker body did do a nice job accentuating the mix of fruit and lighter hop , so overall the feel was pretty decent.
Overall – A tasty brew with a great level of flavor and an easy drinking feel. A good session like style brew.
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"brewer’s description is pretty accurate here. not the most compelling style, but within it’s class, it’s one of the best i’ve had. a fresh summer session beer. great balance and refreshing."
beastiefan2k (2811) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at brewpub. Dark gold color. Fruity hop centric beer. Cleanish malt with light fruit yeast. A vehicle for fruity hops with a ight malt backbone. A ncie clean easy drinking beer at under 5%, nice.
skoisirius (1838) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Meh. Not one of Pike’s better offerings, but it serves it’s place to hit the first gen craft beer drinkers.