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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

409 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 11
Gots: 40 | 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

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3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think I remember liking this a bit more on tap up in Seattle but out of the bottle is only a notch down. This is a good looking beer, a nice deep reddish orange color with a 1 inch head that lasted a bit. The bubbles in the head weren't particularly small but they held up well. Not any noticeable carbonation to be seen.

The smell is a whiff of marmalade and not much else. Not overpowering, that is for sure, but decent. I really didn't get much else out of it.

This is a slightly dry beer, not very hoppy, and the carbonation is just barely there, enough to let you know. It is a nicely sweet beer, the maltiness sticking out a bit to smooth it out. It does have a smoky aftertaste but I don't think I noticed the peat mentioned on the bottle.

It sits well in the mouth, asking for another hit or, even better, a visit to Pike's itself. Well done.

Photo of Earthling28
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Pike Street Original. Can drink all night kind of beer.

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Photo of jasonjlewis
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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

This is my favorite style, so of course I'm going to be a bit picky. To start, I take issue with this being called a Scotch-Style Ale, since it's only 6.5%. This should be listed as a Scottish Ale. Just saying...

A: Brown-amber hue, thin head.

S: Malty aroma, very little in the way of hops. Looking good so far.

T: Smoky / peaty! Pushes the smokiness to the limit of what I consider OK, but holds back just at the edge. Balanced nicely by the malty, almost chewy body.

M: Great mouthfeel, excellent body, as a Scottish ale should be.

D: Quasi-drinkable, only because of the smokiness. Rein in the smokiness vs maltiness, and you've got yourself a Scottish ale worthy of a session.

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Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.