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Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale - Pike Pub & Brewery

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Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

360 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 10
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001)
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RHVC59

Oregon

4/5  rDev +11.7%

10-31-2013 05:04:09 | More by RHVC59
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simonmoyse

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.7%

09-02-2012 21:57:03 | More by simonmoyse
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bram325

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-28-2014 16:09:06 | More by bram325
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8kcab


4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-17-2014 05:41:01 | More by 8kcab
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Kiltlifter


4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-19-2012 22:13:56 | More by Kiltlifter
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Mizorie

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-06-2012 21:12:48 | More by Mizorie
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-12-2013 22:43:07 | More by NoCurse2012
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WesWes

New York

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a mild crystal malt scent with a bit of peated malt aroma. The taste is good, although I'm not sure it really nails the style too well. It has a nice and light malty core with a smokey feel and a rather bitter hop aftertaste . It goes down smooth and has a grainy bisquit malt and hop finish. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a fine brew. It is certainly unique and quite flavorful; a good drinker.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2005 18:09:44 | More by WesWes
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-25-2012 05:52:44 | More by MacStinson
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-06-2011 18:54:13 | More by kjkinsey
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.7%

09-02-2012 01:59:12 | More by mac1381
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-07-2013 02:20:31 | More by trytoketchup
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edwardkersh

Oregon

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-18-2012 04:30:27 | More by edwardkersh
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drinkAK

Alaska

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-21-2013 07:47:44 | More by drinkAK
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Nebraska

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 1/2" cream coloured head over murky dark brown liquid.

S: Smoked malt, dark crystal malt, and some cascade type pleasant citrusy hop presence.

T: Smoked malt, chocolate, dark caramel malt, and some grass, lemon and grapefruit hop presence on the back end.

M: Medium to thick viscosity and a medium level of carbonation. Some bite at the back end.

O: A solid offering that is a must try for fans of malty beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 05:22:06 | More by DaftCaskBC
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davidchollar

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pike kilt lifter is a scotch ale / wee heavy? this was one of the first beers i had on my trip to the states (the first of many reviews from notes), but the whole time i was thinking it was a scottish ale.

the beer pours out a very nice color, a pretty dark amber. big, creamy head with good retention. i love beers with this look, i can't give this beer anything less than a 4 for appearance as i automatically enjoy a beer more if it looks like this. smells good too. solid scotch ale smells, big caramelly maltiness. the smell really opens up as the beer warms, though it wasn't at first, eventually the little higher abv becomes obvious.

but that 6.6% abv isn't noticeable in the taste. flavorful, malty, very smooth mouthfeel and dangerously drinkable. it's not nearly as big or complex as fat bastard, the wee heavy i am most familiar with. but when i was thinking it was a scottish ale i was happy with it, and i'm not going to change my score. i like both styles, can't really tell much of a difference anyway. i liked it, and it's available at just about every store around the seattle area, so i recommend it and will definitely get it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2006 10:42:03 | More by davidchollar
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-08-2012 22:00:26 | More by t0rin0
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chuckgfk

Alaska

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-14-2013 03:00:46 | More by chuckgfk
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jcanddr

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-08-2011 17:48:52 | More by jcanddr
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sharpski

Oregon

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-15-2012 20:53:52 | More by sharpski
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BrienVoll

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-02-2012 17:41:30 | More by BrienVoll
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rocklibster

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-16-2012 15:39:39 | More by rocklibster
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fattyre

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a red/gold color with a medium off-white dissipating head. The smell was breadlike with a slight smokey hint. This beer had a toasted bread and slight peat like flavor with peppery alcohol and somewhat piney finish. It also had a pretty firm mouthfeel. A good and tasty scottish ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2003 16:18:18 | More by fattyre
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Gusler

Arizona

3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think I have sampled at least 4 or 5 beers that call themselves “Kilt Lifters”, well in my humble opinion, Pike’s is the best. Also why is it so hard to find a “Good” Scotch Style Ale?

A beauteous orange to amber color, the head prodigious in size, creamy in texture, a nice light tan in color and the residual lace a thick and sticky sheet to meld with the glass. Sweet malt is the nose, fresh and inviting, the start ambrosial, malt laden, and the top rich in its feel to the palate. Finish has a delectable acidity, the hops spicy and pleasant, dry aftertaste and a real treat.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2003 14:01:59 | More by Gusler
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.