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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
82
good

402 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 12
Gots: 34 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to DHGranstrand for sending this one.

Pours a dusty coppery orange color. Decent head settles down to patchy froth and a ring of suds.

Nose is malty rich, with some earthy notes and a background sugary sweetness. Some reddish smelling notes come out of hibiscus and cherry pie filling. Some alcohol fumes present as overtones.

A little tart and tea like on the tongue up front. Maltier middle notes settle in expanding the palate a little, then becoming a bit more coarse with only a touch of sweetness. Finishes with a very mild alcohol spice and bready grains. Has an overall decent flavor, but really lacks malty depth for me. Not enough bottom end to fill this one out, leaving it kind of high and dry.

Feel is medium bodied with a lighter but still sharp carbonation. Finishes with a touch of dryness, and a mild sticky coating.

Overall it's not too bad, but seems to be lacking some depth of flavor for me. Pretty drinkable though, as it is milder than some other Scotch Ales.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Pike brewpub, Seattle, WA

With not many other choices on the menu that were appealing to me, I ordered up this Scotch ale. Poured a clear amber color with a small white head that didn't stick around too long; not much lacing to speak of. Mostly caramel maltiness in the nose. Nutty caramel in the taste, some sugar and peat, and a mild fruit flavor. Not too strong, but pretty smooth and drinkable.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nearly no head. Orange-amber color. No lace. Small amount of haze.

The aroma is sweeter than I expected, but there is a faint hop smell that was also unexpected. If blindfolded, I might think light brown ale or pale ale.

Stronger malt than hop, but this could be described as a hoppy Scotch Ale. Good body, with a solid level of carbonation. Very short aftertaste. Not very complex.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orangy copper, some fine sediment, a light tan cap with little retention but decent spotty lacing. The aroma is pretty solid in its power, toated and caramel malts, almonds and slight fruit. Lots of toasted caramel taste, a bit almond, interesting sweetness, slight spicy burn. I enjoyed how this tasted but not enough to get any more. Medium bodied, light fizz in the mouth. Smoothness that seems syrupy but is not. Decent middle but it fades to quickly on the finish. Chewy and mild spice meet the bitterness in a lingering after taste.

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Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.