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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

387 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 30 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Frankensteineken, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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M477, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

SeanPowell22, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Golden-light brown in color, comes out almost crystal clear, well-filtered. Small off-white colored head, not much lacing.

Smell is good, but it doesn't small particularly like a Scotch ale in my opinion. It has some characteristics that Scotch ales posses such as sweet malts. Caramelized roasted malts and it lacks hop and smokey aromas. It has a lot of fruity notes to it, almost like dark dehydrated fruits, figs maybe, a little musty. Smells more like a decent dopplebock in my opinion than a scotch ale, but still good.

Taste is pretty good too. Much like the smell it has more of the dopplebock. It has a little more of a hop presence, not too strong, earthy. Tea-like flavors and sweet grainy caramelized malts, almost a slight butterscotch. A little bit of smokiness, but, I don't think it's pete malts.

Mouthfeel is good, medium to full bodied. Creamy/buttery mouthfeel, like a decent Scottish Ale. Good overall feel that finishes clean, I like it. It's very drinkable.

All in all I like this beer, not your average Scotch Ale, but I guess they vary.

AndyAvalanche, Dec 28, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Zach122, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Smileitsfreetobehappy, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

thehead92, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

bkrbdan, Aug 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured this from a 22oz. bottle into a icy Pint glass. Color was a copper amber with a little head that didn't last long. The nose was sweet and toasty. I found almost no bitterness. Very balanced and drinkable, not as heavy or rich as other Scotch Ales I have tried. Overall a good drinkable ale, but nothing exceptional. I will buy this beer again.

Rumplemintz, Dec 15, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

ericj551, May 07, 2013
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Georgiabeer, May 11, 2014
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hickmancase, Sep 02, 2013
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yancot, Mar 23, 2013
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powdersoldier, Feb 05, 2013
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jordanmckell, Feb 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

DaveRinn, Jan 13, 2014
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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.

msubulldog25, Nov 30, 2006
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Pinch, Jun 27, 2013
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kgoings, Sep 17, 2014
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olsonv, Mar 13, 2013
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stript, Dec 01, 2012
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.