beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apple spice, hoppy aroma, unique and exciting. Transparent copper body with a white head. Fruity malt start to the taste, with a sweetness that carries through over the mild hop bitterness that balances out the taste.
slimweebs (162) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2006 This beer was very nice. I probably rate it higher than most because I am partial to the nutty malt flavor of this beer. It had a nice thick mouthfeel, and a smooth, sweet, nutty taste. The finish wasn’t too strong.. nice and gentle.. matched the flavor of the beer quite well. Tastes similar to the Rogue Hazelnut beer, but not quite as good. But, its cheaper, so its a good compromise!
shrubber85 (10675) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice brew with a well-balanced flavor. A fairly unique malt flavor - a nice ale.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright amber hue. Malts were bready and sweet (toffee and some caramel). Hops were earthy and perfumey. Some curious musk aromas. Overall, not bad, but not necessarily the flavors I seek out in a pale.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours firey amber, small white dishwater like head, sticky lacing, with low carbonation.   Rather low hop profile on this one, but moreso a malty nutty aroma.   Extreme nutty and malty flavor, very unusual for a Pale Ale.   Doesn’t seem to me to be very hoppy at all.   Finish yields some of the hoppiness, but its very light.   Overall its not bad, but a bit too nutty/malty for my tastes.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap@Pike. A fairly easy going pale ale. Aromatic hops of course. Some toast and toffee, with a lemony finish, a bit more English than American? Pretty spot on as far as pale ales go, just not overly interesting.
MrDick (371) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap "soft malt character" - this is lightly hopped and gives a subtle impression of the type of pale ale that I am accustomed to. Not too interesting but easy to drink.
GoldenCrown (18) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weak aroma. A cloudy dark amber. The taste is listless with a sharp alcoholic/metallic bite at the end. The aftertaste lasts 10 secs. Both the bite and the aftertaste are rather unpleasant.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a ruddy topaz color with particulate floaters. White lacy head evaporates quickly. Mellow aroma hinting at maltyness. Nice smooth flavor that comes on with a even malt sweetness and is followed up by the roasted nutty flavors, and the gentle hoppy finish.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a lot of hop aroma. Ome good crystal malt character, but sort of mired in the same undercarbonated blandness as the rest of the Pike beers.