BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark black in color, thick head. Thick flavors with the molasses and added pumpkin flavors. Big strong flavored beer.
dfearnley (1850) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 (12433) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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 (6215) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 (2300) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Beerdrinker79 (2084) - Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown to red with a way too thin head that reduces to a thin collar of big ugly bubbles. The aroma is pumpkin spice, not much else. The taste is creamy, smooth, pumpkin spices and real pumpkin. Body is medium, to almost kind of thin, was hoping for a fuller body, carbonation is somewhat high. Overall a straight up good pumpkin beer. Very similar to most of the other beers in this style. Unfortunately the appearance kind of killed the score, kind of an ugly beer.
poisoneddwarf (2328) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Charles Finkel, you devil! The woman on the label has nice gourds, but she’s pretty homely. Pours dark brown with red highlights and a collapsing beige head. Aroma is full of pumpkin pie spice. Taste is sweet and savory with lots of that aforementioned spice conglomeration; seems especially savory compared to a lot of the pumpkin beers I’ve been drinking lately, which seems like a lot. Overall, a great pumpkin beer.