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Piper Down Scottish Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Piper Down Scottish AlePiper Down Scottish Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-15-2003)
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mhaugo

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

05-18-2014 06:18:35 | More by mhaugo
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Soto

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

09-06-2013 23:48:48 | More by Soto
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kojevergas

Texas

2.54/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Served on-draught into a 4 oz taster at Ballast Point in San Diego. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a half finger beige floater. Body colour is a rich clear copper-amber/chestnut (for extra pretension). No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Caramel, vague hints of oak, and malt. A very restrained aroma.

T: Caramel, amber malts, a hint of oak, and malty sweetness. Simply built. Underwhelming. Lacks complexity and subtlety.

Mf: Smooth. Dry, especially on the finish. Poorly executed; it doesn't suit the flavour profile at all. Decent thickness. Overcarbonated.

Dr: Downable but pedestrian. I wouldn't have it again, but it's not awful for the style. I expect better from Ballast Point.

Low C-

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2013 21:24:43 | More by kojevergas
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mscudder

Georgia

2.86/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a snifter.

A - Deep ruby hue with a fair head. Below average retention.

S - Light dark fruits, caramel malt and brown sugar.

T - A bland aggregation of amber malts, caramel, prune and light smoke flavor. Everything seems unpronounced.

M - Lively carbonation. Far too thin to support it all.

O - Some qualities of this beer show promise, but it just does not come together for me. Perhaps my least favorite BP brew I've picked up.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 03:29:05 | More by mscudder
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Murrhey

Montana

2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap in a taster at Ballast Point in San Diego, Calif. Reviewed from notes.

A- Half a finger white head. Low retention. Some filmy white lacing. Bourbon brown color.

S- Caramel and sugar, malty. Subtle smell.

T- Sugary and malty, caramel and toffee. Not a lot going for it.

M- Smooth and crisp with a wet feel. Not great.

O- Mediocre beer. Unfortunate.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2012 00:15:38 | More by Murrhey
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Zonian1

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-28-2014 03:48:59 | More by Zonian1
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Tuckersmth

California

3/5  rDev -16.7%

04-17-2014 20:33:17 | More by Tuckersmth
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-19-2014 08:09:53 | More by dertyd
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-28-2012 18:22:42 | More by Bouleboubier
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-12-2014 19:40:54 | More by ncstateplaya
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GClas

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-20-2014 00:51:43 | More by GClas
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Bloodbuzz99

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.7%

05-18-2014 02:21:48 | More by Bloodbuzz99
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-25-2014 23:34:51 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-25-2013 10:47:38 | More by beernads
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-25-2013 11:22:46 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-25-2013 23:49:24 | More by hellhammermario
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Westsidethreat

California

3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Thin looking rootbeer colored brew. Head is thin, color of moth balls.

S: Red berries, caramel with a hint of peat.

T: Starts bland with hints of minerals. Really basic chocolate flavors move in leaning towards the powdered cocoa side. Next comes some boring dark berries. Finishes bland and somewhat boring.

M: Thin and Fizzy.

D: A simple and straight forward scotch ale.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2007 04:15:02 | More by Westsidethreat
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AlexChillton

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-23-2014 07:21:45 | More by AlexChillton
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-20-2014 01:13:40 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-17-2014 15:37:04 | More by MonkeyBread
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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

11-02-2013 21:58:23 | More by sisterthelonious
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cd_beer_disapear

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

03-28-2014 02:31:11 | More by cd_beer_disapear
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KidsDoc

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

03-12-2013 04:22:34 | More by KidsDoc
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ChuckS

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

03-10-2014 10:47:14 | More by ChuckS
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CelticAleMan

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-29-2012 15:53:28 | More by CelticAleMan
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Piper Down Scottish Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.