KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a hazy caramel brown with a small (1 finger or less) light brown frothy head that diminished down to a thin cap with good spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a sweet light bread malt, floral hops and a light soapy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (orange) and a light fruity ester.
The taste was a malty bitter-sweet and had a touch of caramel throughout, with a light fruity hoppiness and a smidgen of citrus at the end. The flavor lasted an average time with a slightly fruity citrus peel bitterness left behind.
Mouthfeel was just beyond light in body and dry in texture with a medium carbonation.
Overall a pretty decent Pale Ale with a slight fruity appeal and a mildly bitter hoppiness...
gnoff (8795) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On June 25, 2015. At Pike Pub & Brewery in Seattle, Washington.
Clear deep amber to brown color, teal to tan head. Malty, toasty taste. Toasty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Malty, fruity scent.
JMCtime (76) - Washington, USA - APR 26, 2015
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
A little bit of nuttiness and citrus in the aroma and some bitterness in the flavor but overall this brew was rather bland.
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice; very solid. Quity nutty. Great malt backbone, and super flavorful.
VastActiv (4002) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pike Brewing, Seattle. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, hops and malts. Very malty pale ale.
WABeerFiend (327) - - JAN 16, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.09.14.
A: See through rust color. No head. Some opaqueness at top.
S: Sweet malt. Caramel. Picking up black olive too.
T: Caramel, burnt toast, black olive.
O: The black olive flavor prompted a drain pour. Almost every beer that I’ve had from Pike has ended the same way and they’re local to me. Maybe they have QC issues.
furthur (464) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sampler, golden Amber, little head. Aroma faint metal and malt. Taste slightl metal, light malt, caramel, hops bitter. Palate light, carbonation food.
decaturstevo (5492) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is malty and citrus hops. Flavor is semi sweet malt with a good citrus bitter. Medium body with good carbonation. solid @bp
slowrunner77 (7295) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
fully amber in color and flavor profile. nice fresh maltiness to it with a touch of hops to balance. not very complex, but nice enough."
beastiefan2k (2870) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the brewpub. Darker golden color, clear. Earthy musty hops on nose. British musty mold yeast character. Hops brighter on palate. I would prefer less mustiness and cleaner, brighter flavor.
Luvystypotables (1131) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of hops, caramel color with a lasting well laced head. Chalky taste with a hint of hops, creamy feel chalky finish.