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Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale - Pike Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

399 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 11
Gots: 35 | 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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Ratings: 399 | Reviews: 205 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

MacStinson, Dec 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

t0rin0, Dec 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

stript, Dec 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

irishgreensoda, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of dkw0063
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

dkw0063, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of Kiltlifter
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Kiltlifter, Nov 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

tastymug, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

BrienVoll, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of dunix
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Attractive dark amber with a frothy head. Lots of lacking in the Duvel tulip. Quite a bit of fizziness on the tongue. Uninspiring smell of scorched malt.

First sip tastes kind of sourish. It grows on you after some sipping, but the malt flavors seem a little dirty. Some modest malty pleasures but very little sweetness. Touch of spoiled fruit and a hint of what might be smoke. Ends on a bitterish note with something like potatoes. Quite dry finish.

For a beer that's been around forever, this is pretty anemic. But it's not too offensive and maybe that's what keeps it selling at the brewpub. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Total Wine in Huntington Beach, California, where you'll find all sorts of oddities regardless of quality.

mactrail, Oct 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

adkieffer, Oct 05, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

jnjander, Oct 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Stizz19, Sep 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

simonmoyse, Sep 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

mac1381, Sep 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of timtwoface
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is easily my favourite of all the offerings that Pike has to offer. Nothing exceptional, but it is a tasty, malty (but not overly so) beer that drinks very smoothly. I definitely would buy again and the price point isn't bad either. This is the first scotch style ruby ale I've tried and it's made me interested to try other offerings in this vein.

timtwoface, Aug 26, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

LandWorld, Aug 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

bkrbdan, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a deep amber color with a foamy one finger head on top. Sporadic lacing.

S: Nice malty aroma, some caramel, some brown sugar, and toasted malt.

T: It is slightly scotchy with more caramel and smoky peat. Some bready malt and faint fruitiness.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

O: A decent scotch ale, again nothing really special.

mdaschaf, Aug 20, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

kew, Aug 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

cdwil, Aug 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

Entropy, Aug 08, 2012
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.