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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

360 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 10
Gots: 20 | 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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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-11-2014 22:04:29 | More by Georgiabeer
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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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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-16-2012 00:09:16 | More by Coastal_Brew
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beer-me-please

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-27-2014 03:09:57 | More by beer-me-please
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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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powdersoldier

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-05-2013 22:32:01 | More by powdersoldier
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jordanmckell

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-10-2013 22:20:25 | More by jordanmckell
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DaveRinn

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-13-2014 05:20:41 | More by DaveRinn
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A 12 oz. bottle poured to a pint glass.

A: Murky tan copper with abundant bubbles but almost no head after the pour. Within minutes, there is no head, none whatsoever.

S: Sweet herbal malts. A slight tangy smokiness. Brown sugar sweetness. Hints of alcohol (6.7% abv.).

T: Tastes like spiced oatmeal. Grains and sweet malt predominate. Very likable, malty flavors

M: Medium to light body but with a prickly carbonation and some spiciness. A little too light/weak IMO for a scotch ale.

D: Good enough to drink again. Yes. Worth seeking out. Maybe. Not the pick of the litter but not a bad beer at all...worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2006 02:11:05 | More by msubulldog25
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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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olsonv

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-01-2012 18:47:34 | More by stript
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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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PthPndr

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-18-2012 20:39:20 | More by PthPndr
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ToddKehoe


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-16-2014 02:37:16 | More by ToddKehoe
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-10-2014 01:22:54 | More by dmorgan310
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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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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-17-2013 17:32:28 | More by MarkyMOD
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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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jasonjlewis

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice 1 1/2 finger headw ith good retention that stays for a while down the glass. Nice ruby/brown cloudy color.

Smell is of toffee and toasted malts. A little bit of apple and plum fruitiness lie underneath.

Toated malts with tofee are first noticed with a sort of sweet green apple undertone that is only noticeable when paying close attention. This is finished with a dry hop bitterness and a green apple sweetness aftertaste. I had a 3.5-4.0 on nose and taste, but I will take points on taste as the beer is slightly astringent from the alcohol with a little bit of dry tannins producing very mild off flavors.

The sweetness of the apple really sticks to the palate. The mouthfeel is a dry and I feel that the beer gets slightly cloying because of this.

I like this beer and I think it is well done. I think the apple sweetness may bother some, but I like it. I think it mixes well with the malts and provides for a sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2008 06:30:26 | More by jasonjlewis
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Vancer

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, murky cola brown in the ol' Corsendonk tulip. Darn nice tan head floating about the top. It gives a go at some ring lacing, but gives up without a lot of fight.

Subtle aroma of caramel and toasted malts. Sharp and tangy quaff of caramel, chocolate and an underlying hint of piney hops. Darn tasty brew, mid-strength alcohol of 6.5% never surfaces. Lite bodied brew, for a scotch-style ruby ale, which only adds to the enjoyment.

Glad I was able to sample this one - bottle muled back by my son working in Seattle - atta go!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2008 23:11:29 | More by Vancer
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Floydster

California

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle drank tonight, came as an extra in a trade with SuzyGreenberg, thanks Ben for the opportunity, this bottle says 6.5% ABV so it might vary by batch, poured into my Arrogant Bastard pint glass, color is on the darker spectrum of an amber, 1/8 inch bubbly off white head, practically not there, no lacing or retention, smell has a big malt presence, peat, caramel, floral hoppiness, smokiness, and maple syrup, taste was much the same with an enjoyable dry finish, definitely on the lighter side for a wee heavy, also some esters and a fruity earthiness later on once this warms up, mouthfeel is dry, chewy, and sweet, medium bodied, thinner for this style, above average level of carbonation, could drink a few bottles of this for sure, light on the stomach, easy drinking scotch ale, barely can detect a drop of alcohol, nice introduction from this brewery, interesting presentation of this style with a much lower ABV than usual, would drink again, recommended

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2008 04:34:47 | More by Floydster
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice dark amber color with red and gold hues peeking through in the light. No head, no real cap and not much lacing to speak of, maybe just a hint of tan and white floating in there. The smell is a sweet caramel-like scent. Not too complex. Some smokey tones linger there too. The taste was very much on the sweet side, but had a nice little spicey, smokey bite to it. Again though, not too complex. Light to medium bodied with a mildly carbonated mouthfeel. Goes good with the food at the pub, but I wouldn't necessarily be looking for this one otherwise.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2007 05:29:41 | More by barleywinefiend
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tonistruth

Nevada

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- orange and red tints on a bronze brew, with a thin 1 finger white head up top for a decent hold, lace is quick to fade

S- rich caramel, dried dark fruits, smells like a scotch ale, strong aromas

T- malty sweet, toasted caramel malts, slightly roasted malt flavors, molasses, dates, figs , raisins, and some unfermented sugars

M- smooth medium body with excellent carbonation and a semi dry finish that features some alcoholic heat

D- strong aromas, tasty brew, and great mouth feel, give this brew a whirl if you are into scotch ales

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2007 03:52:28 | More by tonistruth
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
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