Piper Down Scottish Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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2.54/5 rDev -30%
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.
02-06-2013 21:24:43 | More by kojevergas
2.86/5 rDev -21.2%
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.
05-15-2014 03:29:05 | More by mscudder
2.98/5 rDev -17.9%
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.
11-17-2012 00:15:38 | More by Murrhey
3.1/5 rDev -14.6%
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.
11-08-2007 04:15:02 | More by Westsidethreat
Piper Down Scottish Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.