Piper Down Scottish Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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3.36/5 rDev -7.4%
The look is a clear, dark amber with an off-white head which leaves some fairly nice lacing.
The aroma is caramely, seems to be bit of sugar and fruit in there.
The taste is slightly sweet, the flavor is solid roasted malt with a deep molasses finish, lacking any smokiness for the style.
The body is still medium heavy, with not overly done carbonation.
Very drinkable beer, a solid starter beer for someone looking to try out Scottish ales.
05-02-2013 14:50:58 | More by robbyc1
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
2.98/5 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
3.33/5 rDev -8.3%
Consumed June 19th, 2012 at Blue Palms.
Dark ruby color with caramel highlights. Nice ring of off-white foam that lasts all the way to the bottom of the glass, though not especially sticky.
Aroma is smoked peat, a melanoidin character and a touch of brown sugar.
Flavor is much like nose. Peaty, smoky, caramel, maybe rye as well? Melanoidiny. Unexpected citric zing in there, too.
Dry on the finish, medium bodied,
Not what I expected form a scotch ale, but not bad.
07-20-2012 22:03:38 | More by charlzm
Piper Down Scottish Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.