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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

359 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | 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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richbrew

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-15-2012 23:43:14 | More by richbrew
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-24-2013 02:21:01 | More by FLBeerGuy
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-14-2013 14:54:28 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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PonyUp

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-14-2014 20:11:31 | More by PonyUp
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lightindarkness

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2008 17:48:45 | More by lightindarkness
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2011 17:27:52 | More by Rifugium
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amnesia85

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-01-2012 23:41:20 | More by amnesia85
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krome

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-18-2013 13:22:20 | More by krome
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mtrain237

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-01-2012 06:31:27 | More by mtrain237
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nearly no head. Orange-amber color. No lace. Small amount of haze.

The aroma is sweeter than I expected, but there is a faint hop smell that was also unexpected. If blindfolded, I might think light brown ale or pale ale.

Stronger malt than hop, but this could be described as a hoppy Scotch Ale. Good body, with a solid level of carbonation. Very short aftertaste. Not very complex.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 22:49:07 | More by smcolw
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-18-2012 13:25:40 | More by cdwil
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orangy copper, some fine sediment, a light tan cap with little retention but decent spotty lacing. The aroma is pretty solid in its power, toated and caramel malts, almonds and slight fruit. Lots of toasted caramel taste, a bit almond, interesting sweetness, slight spicy burn. I enjoyed how this tasted but not enough to get any more. Medium bodied, light fizz in the mouth. Smoothness that seems syrupy but is not. Decent middle but it fades to quickly on the finish. Chewy and mild spice meet the bitterness in a lingering after taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 16:02:32 | More by CuriousMonk
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avaldivia

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-29-2012 03:03:05 | More by avaldivia
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-25-2013 02:48:20 | More by Jame515
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-26-2013 02:20:06 | More by johnnyboy76
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beerpadawan

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-27-2012 00:10:34 | More by beerpadawan
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Wasatch

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a cloudy brown/amber color, some carbonation, tiny head, some lacing afterwards.

S - Scents of malts and a little smokiness.

T - The taste is sweet malty with a clean finish.

M - Light-Medium body, nicely balanced brew.

D - Drinkable. This brew surprised me, I thought that I would not like it, but it's really not that bad. Would buy again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2006 20:04:02 | More by Wasatch
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Stizz19


3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-14-2012 03:55:34 | More by Stizz19
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-11-2013 04:28:06 | More by spycow
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-25-2014 20:19:01 | More by rorjets
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bvermilion

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-31-2012 03:20:31 | More by bvermilion
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casapy

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-22-2013 04:54:41 | More by casapy
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seyton

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-14-2013 05:50:05 | More by seyton
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This has to be the lightest wee heavy I've seen ( OK I've seen two). Clear, Rye-Coke-Water in color. Vigorous pour yeilded a creamy off white head 3 fingers deep. Lacing clings to glass in a way that would make Spiderman blush.

Decent aroma, but quite understated. Earthy, with a hint of roasted malt and some floral, yet slightly citrus-like hop. Certainly no smokiness.

Ok, def. hint of smoke in the taste along with some smooth, slightly caramelized malt. Hop bitterness follows soon afterward. Slight alcohol warming toward to the end. Decently balanced

Quite creamy and smooth on the palate.

I would place this beer more in the camp of Scottish Ale vs. Wee Heavy. AS an ale it is quite nice and very drinkable even with the high ABV.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2009 01:31:33 | More by Shadman
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-24-2012 04:44:46 | More by NickThePyro
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.