GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange/amber body, thin, off white head. Clean, citrucy and a hint of flowers. Pale malts, fruity, some caramel. Pretty sticky yet clean malt character. Nice and toasty, and nutty. A bit astringent, very clean and dry, bubbly palate. Some dry, bready warmth.
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark copper color and hoppy citrus malt aroma, with a critrus hopy taste and a good carbonation.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Whilst in Seattle, I was fortunate enough to visit Pikes Pub and tried a Pale Ale. Deep golden colour, good head, Hoppy flavour with slight malt balance.
Suttree (5130) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden Orange with a white head. Hops pop up forst, and it is rather well balanced. Sour to tart finish. At this point, I'm noticing a Pike characteristic - the is a tart/sour flavor seemingly in all their beers. Not neccessarily a bad thing, but Kinda makes all their beers seem the same.
jsquire (3433) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with a thin off-white head when poured out of the bottle. There is an odd pungent sweetness that I associate with underdone homebrew. Nice body and good with food, but not the best pale ale for drinking.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pretty dark for an apa but that's about the only thing that stands out, light hop flavors with minimal hop bitterness
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just another northwest Pale ale. Rich dark red brown color with a nice rocky head. Malt aroma manages to come through the abundant hops. Malt and hops are in a very powerful balance the hops win. The flavor ends as fast as it comes. Ya this beer has changed over the years but it is still winner
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A staple on draught and from the bottle throughout the Pacific Northwest, this one has sadly changed siginificantly in the past few years. While its still exceptionally characteristic of a traditional pale ale, featuring a rich golden hue, striking balance of hops and malts, and a spritzy and pungent kick on the palette, its not the stalwart classic it once used to be.
I've recently become a litlte more accustomed to their Scotch style ale -- Kilt Lifter -- as a better replacement, albeit slightly different style.
Having said that, this Pike is still a clear winner. Always consistent visually, aromatically, and tastewise. Its an easy drinking beer, and thanks to its bitter kick, is a super accompaniment with good food.
Crit (3339) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Still good, but not like it used to be.Good hop nose. Lots of hops in the flavor
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapefruit aroma with a little caramel and roasted malt. Semi sweet start with a slight bitter finish. Above average for a pale ale.