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Piper Down Scottish Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

155 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-15-2003)
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

fuzzbalz, Yesterday at 12:37 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

PBRmeasap1980, Monday at 12:44 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

retry4z, Sunday at 10:45 PM
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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

cultclassic89, Sunday at 03:48 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Mlawrence, Sunday at 03:04 PM
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4.57/5  rDev +25.5%

Ldgrem, Oct 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

n2pux, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

This has a big malty nose with kettle sugars and a hint of smoke.
It pours a brilliant chestnut under a 1” quickly dissipating off-white foam cap.
Piper Down attacks the palate with rich British malt spiciness, a touch of malty tartness, and some caramel to toffee kettle sugars. A touch of earthy herbal hops balances a light sweetness throughout.
The beer is chewy with medium carbonation and a touch too sweet.

pat61, Oct 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

abex44, Oct 14, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +15.4%

Domvan, Oct 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

JennApple, Oct 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

JohnBender, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

_morandi_, Oct 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

sendbeer, Oct 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

kew, Sep 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

BitterPatrick, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Texasfan549, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

A: Burgundy brown with light shining through.

S: Peat and malt.

T: Like the nose: Peat, malt, caramel and toffee, scotch, raisin bread, and brown sugar. Awesome flavor.

M: Right at medium with a lot of carb. It would be slightly better with a fuller mouth feel I think, but then again this is nice and refreshing.

O: I really like this brew. Not sure why the BA score is so low. It has a nice set of flavors and isn't overpowering.

titty_mcbitty, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

cdwil, Sep 22, 2014
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2.9/5  rDev -20.3%

Beer really needs to warm up before the nose gets released and the flavors show themselves, and by then the mouthfeel is thin, pushing watery. Very soft nose begrudgingly gives up caramel and a hint of peat. Taste is quite muted and muddled, with the caramels darker, almost burnt. Meh.

BuckeyeSlim, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

calcutron, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

tommyguz, Sep 10, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours a deep/dark wood color with a hint of red. Spotty bubbles in the middle of the glass, really limited head to speak of, 1/4 finger or less.

Taste of malt with a few of the darker fruit notes but nothing overpowering. Overall, fairly good drinker. This beer style is not near the top of my list, but I'm a huge fan of Ballast Point. I think its a well done brew.

As another reviewer indicated, its not incredibly complex, but it does have a nice taste.

Eddiehop, Sep 06, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +3.3%

Jeremy23, Aug 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

malfunxion, Aug 27, 2014
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Piper Down Scottish Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.