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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

357 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | 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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pkalix

California

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

nice caramel color, some carbonation and bubbles rising to the top. nothing really there in the smell (maybe a cereal/corn kind of aroma) and the taste is rather generic, but easy-going and sessionable. slight hop bitterness one-ups the malts but my kilt isn't lifting.
overall, a very general kind of brew. easy to drink with a decent abv, but like the others from this brewery, not terribly memorable. probably very nice fresh out of the tap at the brewery...

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 20:20:42 | More by pkalix
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strangebrew1981

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-12-2013 20:57:51 | More by strangebrew1981
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vkv822

Oregon

3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz : tulip

Slightly hazy, amber red with a thin, light toffee colored head.

Huge caramel malt notes for the most part, some light floral notes.

Medium+ body. Low, foamy carbonation.

Nothing offensive, but also nothing particularly exciting either.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 08:52:24 | More by vkv822
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RHVC59

Oregon

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

10-27-2013 00:42:18 | More by Corburk
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casapy

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-22-2013 04:54:41 | More by casapy
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-22-2013 01:50:54 | More by BillRoth
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Zach122

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-21-2013 05:14:13 | More by Zach122
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up a fair amount of head which looks to have okay retention. The head is almost pure cotton white (it has the slightest hint of beige) while the body is a medium to dark amber that appears medium in the light. Good amount of lacing which tends toward sheeting.

Nose- Very low key and subtle but not in a good way. I get a little bit of caramel, brown sugar, and brown bread from the bottle but almost nothing from the glass. A tiny bit of caramel, slight toastiness. This leads me to believe that this is going to be a rather weak scotch ale. Shows some cereal and grain after swirling. Even a little bit of cornflakes.

Taste- Reflective of the aroma but with a bit more presence. Caramel, slight oak and wood bitterness with notes of molasses and brown sugar. Some brown sugar. Light oak on the finish. A bit thin and watery. No flaws but it is pretty boring at the moment. Some raisins on the front of the flavor profile. Just above average. It is representative of the style; it's simply a weak representation. Shows a little more presence as it opens up. Grain and cereal way in the background.

Mouthfeel- A little below medium bodied with an appropriate amount of carbonation. Slight creaminess.

Drinkability- Pretty easygoing with enough flavor notes to keep it from being boring. Still pretty average.

Overall- Above average. I would give it a try if you aren't expecting a very heavy scotch ale. Fairly accessible for the style- could be good for drinkers new to it.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 05:30:34 | More by artoolemomo
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vermilcj

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

10-11-2013 20:04:13 | More by vermilcj
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bef126

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

10-04-2013 02:26:28 | More by bef126
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CWVegas

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

09-27-2013 01:37:15 | More by CWVegas
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-25-2013 02:48:20 | More by Jame515
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

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

Pike Kilt Lifter has a thick, cream-colored head, a murky, light brown appearance, some bubble streams, and a few lacing rings left behind. The aroma is of slightly fruity, sweet brown bread crust, and light brown sugar. Taste is of sweet & sour sauce, brown bread crust, light brown sugar, moderate hop bitterness, and toffee. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and a bit velvety, and Pike Kilt Lifter finishes semi-dry, decently refreshing, and rather rich. Overall, this is tasty and interesting.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 21:19:17 | More by RonaldTheriot
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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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MorSlaught

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.7%

09-04-2013 01:13:27 | More by MorSlaught
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hickmancase

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-02-2013 18:32:26 | More by hickmancase
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Living in Seattle during the early 2000s, this was one of my gateways to the craft beer world. I probably drank more of this beer than any other (save Alaskan Amber), but I only got really into beer after I left the Pacific northwest. It was also my entry to Scotch ales, which remain one of my favored styles. It's been on my short list to revisit and review, and I'm finally taking the time to do so. Tasted 26 May 2013, reviewed from recently found notes taken at the time.

Pours a deep, clear, slightly reddish amber. About 2 fingers of yellowish off-white head. Good retention and lacing. Dark enough that I can barely see through it, but clear enough that I can. Quite nice, but not stunning.

Smell is quite sweet, with a lot of caramel malts. Also has lightly peaty and a little toasty aromas, an interesting combination. I like it. And I can see exactly why I liked it back then. Varied enough to be intriguing, but not so crazy or complex as to overwhelm the naive drinker.

Taste is a little dull. Just not all that much to it, coming and going without making me think much of it. Peaty-earthy in the finish, but in the middle I think "Hmm, this is beer. What does it taste like? Doesn't taste bad, but doesn't taste like very much."

Medium to medium-heavy body. Mid-level fluttery carbonation - not fizzy but much more rapid up-down-up-down.

It's tasty, and it has the scotch ale characters, but they're more like scotch ale light. Mildly peaty and toasty, easy enough to drink. Needs more flavor. It gets a little boost from my nostalgic appreciation.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 02:00:27 | More by zeledonia
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Adamah_Adonai

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-17-2013 01:20:17 | More by Adamah_Adonai
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-14-2013 14:54:28 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-13-2013 16:10:51 | More by JTomczak
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-30-2013 14:05:35 | More by AnitaBrewski
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TwoTrees

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-25-2013 20:30:16 | More by TwoTrees
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RockinRob925

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-22-2013 16:51:27 | More by RockinRob925
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krome

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-18-2013 13:22:20 | More by krome
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.