1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale - Pike Pub & Brewery

Not Rated.
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

412 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 412
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 11
Gots: 41 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 412 | Reviews: 207
Photo of olsonv
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of estlinska
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of cwblack1212
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Lazaro
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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

Poured into a MacAndrew's thistle glass. Pours a reddish copper amber with a fine one finger very light tan head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, apple cider, tea and a hint of peat. Smooth flavor of caramel malt, light grassy hops, slight fruit juice and a hint of peat. So well balanced that no flavors really stand out. Medium bodied with great creaminess. A very nicely integrated and easy to drink Scotch ale. I wouldn't mind a bit more aggressive peat, but very nicely made.

Photo of jordanmckell
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of powdersoldier
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Braz
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a pint at TK Irish Pub. Brownish amber hazy in color. Small creamy head. Pretty malty and mildly hopped. Ever so slightly syrup feel. Good flavor. Alcohol takes effect in this one quickly which is a little suprising at 6.50%. I like this beer, but I'm unsure about the style it's under. I found it more comparable to something like Fat Tire or even Alaskan Amber. Anyways, enjoyed it and will have again.

Photo of thehead92
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MacStinson
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of stript
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of irishgreensoda
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of dkw0063
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Kiltlifter
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of tastymug
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of BrienVoll
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of dunix
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mactrail
3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Photo of adkieffer
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.