The Pale Ale is the baby of the Pikes core range, entering the frame in the middle of 2016 and slotting in somewhere between the Sparkling Ale and the Stout, with the gap between the stout and the sparkling felt to be too vast, style wise, hence the decision to add a pale ale. It's an all Australian drop, combining local hops Galaxy and Melba with a variety of specialty malts used to obtain the caramel hue.
In the glass, the pale has a soft burnt amber colour with a gentle carbonation on the pour. The hop aromas are delicate and are only really present as the first sip is taken. Instead, easy toffee tones mixed with a little caramel take over, with the beer ending with a refined hop bitterness. Registering just 4 percent ABV, the Pikes Pale Ale is clearly designed with a long session in mind too.