Blind tasting review
Pike Pale
Pike Pale

Family Pale Ale Style English Pale Ale
Country USA (WA) ABV 5.0%
Price $$ Packaging 12oz/355ml, 22oz/650ml bottle
Characteristics Bitter, malty

Overview Pike Pale is a “heritage amber ale,” which we read as code for “somewhat English in style.” That’s a fair description of the beer to us.

Flavors and aromas A rich malty nose and low, effervescent carbonation hint that this beer is from England, but there are some resiny hops in there as well. The palate is malty and crisp, with a bubbly bitterness that sneaks just past being balanced. It’s a well-built ESB that straddles two brewing traditions with ease and grace.
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