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Piper Down Scottish Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-04-2013 16:53:30 | More by GraduatedCashew
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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

11-02-2013 21:58:23 | More by sisterthelonious
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-13-2013 22:10:34 | More by GJ40
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-08-2013 00:53:39 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Soto

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

09-06-2013 23:48:48 | More by Soto
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Jeff1121

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-29-2013 02:35:21 | More by Jeff1121
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Zorora

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-23-2013 21:40:18 | More by Zorora
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jds8411

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-22-2013 05:49:14 | More by jds8411
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-22-2013 03:27:21 | More by SocalKicks
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jbaakko

California

4.5/5  rDev +24%

06-27-2013 13:46:28 | More by jbaakko
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12packpoet

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-23-2013 01:17:32 | More by 12packpoet
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danwho

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-12-2013 00:58:38 | More by danwho
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robbyc1

Illinois

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
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KidsDoc

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Texas

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.

Low C-

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-25-2013 10:47:38 | More by beernads
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-13-2012 03:54:07 | More by pearljam118
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Amalak

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-02-2012 17:25:24 | More by Amalak
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hpthebull

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-02-2012 00:29:41 | More by hpthebull
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Murrhey

Montana

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
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-01-2012 21:03:46 | More by ste5venla
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-20-2012 02:48:45 | More by t0rin0
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-08-2012 00:39:46 | More by baybum
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charlzm

California

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.