Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale - Pike Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by xymyl:
3.98/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Color is a slightly hazy deep amber. Head is a thin ring but remains present and easily stirred to life again due to good carbonation.
Aroma is rich caramel malt and spicy/citrus hops, with a background of smoke and alcohol.
The taste is lighter and simpler than expected but still quite good. Good interplay between spicy hops, smoke and alcohol. A very nice balancing act. The smoke shows up more as it warms but never quite holds your attention. I would have left the hops where they are and added more of everything else to create my perfect Scotch ale.
Body and other notes: Medium to medium/light body, with a dry finish. The label clearly says " Scotch Style PIKE KILTLIFTER ruby ale", And the addition of "ruby" completes a very good description, I just somehow expected it to taste more Scottish than (stereotypically) Irish. It is right down the middle in my estimation, still a great beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2007 04:12:51 | More by xymyl
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3.2/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Pours two fingers on a hazy dark straw colored body.
The aroma is fruity: apricot, apple and pear. A touch too ripe though.
The taste is ripe apricot, bitter grapefruit, with a sweet finish. Unbalanced.
The texture is heavy, a little sticky with moderate carbonation.
This one never gets it all together at the same time. Individual elements were okay, but...
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2014 01:05:12 | More by Fatehunter
3.91/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On tap at the Daily Grill in downtown Seattle. I've lived in the area for 20+ years all told and have never sampled Pike Pub profferings, but a day on my feet with the Black Friday throngs convinced me that I needed a little more.
This beer delivered the goods. Appearance was consistently opaque, almost sultry - this ale would indeed be seductive. Mouth feel is crisp and velvety. Two or three of these and you will be on your way.
Serving type: on-tap
11-30-2013 19:21:24 | More by bondjedi
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
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