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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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82
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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
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cd_beer_disapear

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-28-2014 02:31:11 | More by cd_beer_disapear
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-24-2014 03:04:03 | More by ricecracker420
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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-22-2014 04:49:46 | More by oso
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Bonsall_Phil

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-21-2014 06:42:34 | More by Bonsall_Phil
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zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-17-2014 04:48:45 | More by zestar
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ralphw56

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-16-2014 00:24:42 | More by ralphw56
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brmachine

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-15-2014 03:22:38 | More by brmachine
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Undated bottle at cellar temp into standard pint glass
Aroma of malt, perhaps a hint of peat
Head average (4 cm), rocky, light brown, rapidly diminishing
Few clots of lacing
Body red-copper, clear
Flavor begins and ends sweet with a distinct malt taste; no hops, no alcohol, perhaps a trace of diacetyl.
Palate medium to full, creamy, soft carbonation.

While this meets the criteria for a scotch ale, I’m not sure whether the slight diacetyl flavor and faint peaty are really there, or whether I’m just being hopeful. Unexceptional.

03-12-2014 11:39:18 | More by Ozzylizard
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ChuckS

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-10-2014 10:47:14 | More by ChuckS
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Zonian1

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-19-2014 14:20:01 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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QuakeAttack

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-13-2014 06:34:22 | More by QuakeAttack
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-09-2014 20:15:27 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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t420o

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-08-2014 05:49:38 | More by t420o
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-04-2014 02:51:01 | More by Smarty_Pints
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-02-2014 04:46:27 | More by lupercmda
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-25-2014 06:01:15 | More by Kelp
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AlexChillton

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-07-2014 20:44:24 | More by Griffith
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lsummers

California

3.61/5  rDev -0.6%

Pours a deep amber that's close to a dark cola color. Smells of some sweet tablet and some brown sugar syrup. Subtle dark fruits and a touch of some roasted caramel malts. Taste has tons of caramel sweetness, with notes close to that of some Scottish tablet. Very light on the tongue and leaves a bit of body behind. Carbonation is a little on the lower side. The smell definitely compliments the subtle roasted malts and dark fruits. Overall, I was really excited to try it and I'm glad I did! It's a solid, very drinkable Scottish style ale that won't leave you feeling overly imbibed or full. If I were in the mood for this style on a summer day, this one might be my first pick. Otherwise, it might not hold up to the body of others in it's style on those cold dark days.

01-02-2014 21:50:40 | More by lsummers
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-15-2013 08:39:41 | More by MickeyHops
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oberon

North Carolina

3.49/5  rDev -3.9%

Pours a rich clear amber with a half finger light tan colored atop that settled into a frothy mass.Aromas are on the sweet side with alot of caramel and brown sugar,light toast lingers.Caramel and vanilla malty flavors dominate the flavor profile from beiginning to end with just a hint of toastiness.Not bad but one of the more one dimensional Scottish ales I have had in its sweetness.

12-07-2013 15:17:40 | More by oberon
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fox227

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-07-2013 03:16:19 | More by fox227
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Berto66

Colorado

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-19-2013 05:19:20 | More by Berto66
Piper Down Scottish Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.