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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

381 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 29 | 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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Photo of jdense
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%

On tap at EOU Faculty Lounge 9.13.2010, $4.00 a pint.

One finger very light tan head, medium-fast dissipation with minimal lacing. Clear amber body, a singular trail of carbonation. Nose is lightly roasted malt, pretty sweet, a bit of grassy hops. Taste mirrors nose, caramel sweet, slight bit of roast, just a hint of hops. Medium-light mouthfeel, not much effervescence. Not bad drinkability, close to style, but not sure I'd order one again.

jdense, Sep 14, 2010
Photo of delta490
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%

Pours an orangey-ruby, cloudy with short-lived fizzy off-white head. There's a little bit of lacing. The aroma is fairly simple, with just nondescript malt sweetness. The taste is about the same. There's not a lot to either. It does have a decent weight to the body, though. A surprising miss from Pike.

delta490, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of wordemupg
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%

355ml bottle poured into pint glass june9 2010

A clear copper with some very tiny suspended particles and a small amount of bubbles floating up to a fast falling fingers worth of head that left no lace

S some woody earth and candied cherry with toffee

T again some earthy wood but with a little spice and a fair bit of sweetness but not much for a Scotch ale

M thick enough to please with decent carbonation and it's just a tad sticky

D not lacking in and areas but not going to amaze you either worth trying but don't look too far for it

I don't mind this beer but at nearly 20$ for a 6er here in Alberta I doubt I'll be drinking much of this in the future

wordemupg, Jun 10, 2010
Photo of colts9016
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured into an English pint glass at about 45 degrees.

Appearance: A deep amber with a light copper hue. There was a one finger that dropped to a quarter inch ring whit ring. There is a lot of carbonation in the glass. The clarity of the beer is clear.

Nose: A nice roasted malt with caramel, earthiness, and fruity esters.

Taste: A nice roasted malt with caramelize flavor, there is some earthiness, some diacetyl and some peatiness.

Overall: The mouth feel is slight carbonate with a dryness. The finish has a hint of bitterness. The beer is overall just okay. There wasn't anything that stood out to make this beer pop.

colts9016, Jan 14, 2009
Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
3.51/5  rDev -2%

Appearance-slightly hazy reddish orange, 1/2 finger of off white foam that disappears immediately. It has a high alcohol or sugar content because it has legs like a wine.

Aroma- carmel , bandaids light apple and citrus fruit?!.

Taste- carmel butterscotch and band aids. I think a combination of high kettle caramelization and slightly vegetal tasting hop makes for and interesting and earthy ale. The hops more or less balance out there is a slight pine in the finish though.

Mouthfeel- seems right on a bit syrupy, but the booze is well disguised. Lower effervescence is spot on.

Overall- I think a decent representation of the style. It improves as it warms in the glass I think I would like to see it a touch clearer in the glass, and maybe a touch less boozy.

Uncle_Jimmy, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Cynic-ale, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of skillerified
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

skillerified, Feb 24, 2007
Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Review from notes.

A: Pours a deep amber color with a foamy one finger head on top. Sporadic lacing.

S: Nice malty aroma, some caramel, some brown sugar, and toasted malt.

T: It is slightly scotchy with more caramel and smoky peat. Some bready malt and faint fruitiness.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

O: A decent scotch ale, again nothing really special.

mdaschaf, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of Psberrier
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Psberrier, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of woodchip
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

woodchip, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jmccraney, May 04, 2013
Photo of richj1970
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

richj1970, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of jwerner23
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jwerner23, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of evilkorova
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

evilkorova, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of rogerthegill
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

rogerthegill, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of dcisco44
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

dcisco44, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jaydoc, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of foxyaardvark27
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

foxyaardvark27, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of richbrew
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

richbrew, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

FLBeerGuy, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

BigBry, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of PonyUp
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

PonyUp, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of lightindarkness
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

lightindarkness, Jul 26, 2008
Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

Rifugium, May 31, 2011
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.