bigaddie (75) - - MAY 22, 2013
Pours a dark ale, a small head with little lacing. Good clear look. Aromas of pumpkin, molasses and a touch of citrusy sourness.
Taste is mild in pumpkin and is overall quite dilute in flavor. A bit of a hoppy finish but wish it was stronger like the rest of the beer.
A good drinking beer but nothing that rocks my socks.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mnmike (1091) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
On tap with a killer dinner in Seattle. Tastes include pumpkin, nutmeg, and dry darkness. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Dark black in color, thick head. Thick flavors with the molasses and added pumpkin flavors. Big strong flavored beer. dfearnley (2317) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
650 bottle to taster
Motor oil, pumpkin, nutmeg, malt. Deep reddish amber with a tan head. Light alcohol, nutmeg and late bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, silky, and there's a small late alcohol burn.
Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Sampled with Kristen down at the beach. Semi Clear brownish amber with small tan head. Aroma and flavor is just lacking, all the notes that you expect with a pumpkin beer just sort of hide in the background. Not much pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon ,etc. There is lots of caramel and toast. Pumpking... it aint. but it’s not that bad either. But the label and the name are pretty sweet ;)
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bomber from Total Wine Virginia Beach. Pours a hazy red color with a medium sized foamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of pumpkin, pumpkin spice, toasted and herbal notes. Faint earthiness. The taste is pumpkins, toasted malts, caramel and a weird canned tomato thing. Medium bodied. Disappointing. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Pumpkin pie spice clove spicy yeast esters.brown sugar and caramel. Dark brownish pour off white head. Flavors ofbrown sugar caramel spicy belgian yeast brown bread pumpkin pie spice and alittle little warming alcohol. Lingering sweet spice. Interesting take on boring style. raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2012
My second "Pike" beer and its one of my favorite styles so I had high expectations! It pours darker than I would have expected and smells more like raw pumpkin than pie. That being said the balance is unbelievable for the ABV similar to the double IPA of theirs I tried. Overall it is really well done because it is not sweet but the pumpkin flavor is in balance the profile and the alcohol is masked. TRY IT fall beer lovers. troopie (2439) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Not all that pumpkin-y. More spice in the aroma. Very malty aroma and flavour with some sweetness. Tasted lower in alcohol than it is. Very sweet, rather too sweet finish. trujahwarrior (515) - Monroe, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a red tint with a medium tan head that fades and leaves ok lacing. Smells of pumpkin,spices, and caramel. Tastes of pumpkin, molasses, caramel and nutmeg with a touch of cinnamon. Moutheel is medium bodied and creamy with decent carbonation. Overall this is a pretty good beer for Pike. I like that its a little different from a lot of the pumpkin beers around and they did a good job masking the abv.