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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

359 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 359
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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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
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-05-2013 17:42:39 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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Pinch

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-27-2013 21:25:50 | More by Pinch
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archyquaffer

Montana

3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a long neck bottle into a Shaker pint. A moderate pour yields about 1/2 inch of off-white head that quickly retreats. A little bit of sticky lace clings to the glass. Carbonation is fairly low. The beer is a yellowish-brown with ruby highlights.

I perceive a faint scent of earthy hops, and a very distinctive caramel malt and maybe a burnt sugar or brown sugar aroma. The flavor is pretty unique with a definite sweetness that is quite appealing- it tastes and smells very much like a caramel roll. Maybe also some molasses, and a bit of honey. Just enough bitterness on the tongue to balance the sweetness a tad. The beer is malty and sweet, but also has a subtleness and complexity that make it stand out. Perhaps also a bit lighter in body than most examples of the style.

This beer was pretty expensive, at nearly $10 a six pack, but I figure it's good to splurge on some good beer on occasion. This was enough of a taste treat to make it worthwhile.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 05:32:10 | More by archyquaffer
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chuckgfk

Alaska

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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

Arizona

2/5  rDev -44.1%

06-13-2013 23:31:59 | More by TommyLiam
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NoCurse2012

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-12-2013 22:43:07 | More by NoCurse2012
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Geno206

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-31-2013 05:00:18 | More by Geno206
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-16-2013 14:21:49 | More by KStark
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Preiliboy

Washington

4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I like this beer it has a good malty flavor . The smell is average. I like the taste and mouthfeel this beer is a must try . It is an above average beer not to bitter at all . Try this out when you see it. You will not be dissappointed you may actually even like it its a great session beer with the buds no doubt.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 08:06:44 | More by Preiliboy
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drrone

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-15-2013 05:31:47 | More by drrone
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

05-10-2013 10:08:05 | More by thegerm87
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-07-2013 04:12:54 | More by ericj551
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curtismontcalm

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.7%

05-06-2013 01:14:03 | More by curtismontcalm
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jmccraney

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-04-2013 00:44:28 | More by jmccraney
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drinkAK

Alaska

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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

Montana

2.91/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a conic pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. No best-by date. Reviewed live.

A- Quarter-inch sliver of fluffy off-white head. Quickly erodes to a shimmering top over an amber body with medium clarity. Semi-hazy. Not very impressive.

S- Caramel malts, slightly grassy, eggy (?).

T- Spicy, caramel malts and grassy. It's interesting in flavor. Not great though.

M- Kind of grainy. Dry finish.

O- Well below average. I enjoy this style, but this beer misses it.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 05:56:27 | More by Murrhey
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Uncle_Jimmy

California

3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance-slightly hazy reddish orange, 1/2 finger of off white foam that disappears immediately. It has a high alcohol or sugar content because it has legs like a wine.

Aroma- carmel , bandaids light apple and citrus fruit?!.

Taste- carmel butterscotch and band aids. I think a combination of high kettle caramelization and slightly vegetal tasting hop makes for and interesting and earthy ale. The hops more or less balance out there is a slight pine in the finish though.

Mouthfeel- seems right on a bit syrupy, but the booze is well disguised. Lower effervescence is spot on.

Overall- I think a decent representation of the style. It improves as it warms in the glass I think I would like to see it a touch clearer in the glass, and maybe a touch less boozy.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 17:39:10 | More by Uncle_Jimmy
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-04-2013 06:32:36 | More by Falcone
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Asics

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-02-2013 11:57:32 | More by Asics
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-23-2013 16:15:57 | More by yancot
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olsonv

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-13-2013 20:27:33 | More by olsonv
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estlinska

Arkansas

3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured on tap at the tasting room into a shaker (everything it seems comes in a shaker here). Poured a deep ruby orange toffee color with a fair off-white head. Leaves some runny lacing with minimal sustainability through the glass. The nose was roasted malt and toffee with an overwhelming burnt sugar smell. If you've ever gotten sugar on a stove eye before, you know the smell. It was hard to get past. However, the taste was very pleasant overall. Had a nice fruity hop background to a huge malt bill. It was full of caramel and brown bread. Very heavy mouthfeel. Good beer, but not the best "Scotch Ale" I've had.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2013 02:52:33 | More by estlinska
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-11-2013 04:28:06 | More by spycow
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.