Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Pike Brewery Pike Pale heirloom amber ale

Pale Ale is made with using warm fermentation and using pale malt. They are many different types such as Amber Ale, American Pale Ale, Bière de Garde, Blonde, India Pale Ale, Burton Pale Ale, English Bitter, and Strong Pale Ale. Pale Ale such as American Pale Ale is a good gateway style to IPA (India Pale Ale), and Amber Ale or English Bitter is the gateway to American Pale Ale. So this one here is Pike Brewery in Seattle Washington Pike Pale heirloom amber ale, 5.0% ABV and 32 IBUs. I think that Pike is using heirloom hops in this Amber ale. Pike Pale pours a deep and dark amber color that is close with a thin tan like right of bubbly foam up top. The aroma is kind of like caramel and faint toffee with hints of some hops. Taste here is much like what you smell, with not a lot of hops are present but there is a caramel like taste than is faintly sweet. The mouth feel is medium with a slow finish of a faint but subtle finish of an earthy caramel. After taste is much to write home about, but it’s okay. There is a little hop flavor that fades out fast and that’s it. This is a C beer. This is just average Amber Ale and not much going on here. Good for a pint and that’s about as much as I would like to have. It is not bad but not great either. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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