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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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393 Ratings

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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 10
Gots: 33 | 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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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

bram325, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

8kcab, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Kiltlifter, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Mizorie, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

NoCurse2012, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a mild crystal malt scent with a bit of peated malt aroma. The taste is good, although I'm not sure it really nails the style too well. It has a nice and light malty core with a smokey feel and a rather bitter hop aftertaste . It goes down smooth and has a grainy bisquit malt and hop finish. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a fine brew. It is certainly unique and quite flavorful; a good drinker.

WesWes, Feb 02, 2005
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Donkster46, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

MacStinson, Dec 25, 2012
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kjkinsey, Dec 06, 2011
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mac1381, Sep 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 1/2" cream coloured head over murky dark brown liquid.

S: Smoked malt, dark crystal malt, and some cascade type pleasant citrusy hop presence.

T: Smoked malt, chocolate, dark caramel malt, and some grass, lemon and grapefruit hop presence on the back end.

M: Medium to thick viscosity and a medium level of carbonation. Some bite at the back end.

O: A solid offering that is a must try for fans of malty beers.

DaftCaskBC, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pike kilt lifter is a scotch ale / wee heavy? this was one of the first beers i had on my trip to the states (the first of many reviews from notes), but the whole time i was thinking it was a scottish ale.

the beer pours out a very nice color, a pretty dark amber. big, creamy head with good retention. i love beers with this look, i can't give this beer anything less than a 4 for appearance as i automatically enjoy a beer more if it looks like this. smells good too. solid scotch ale smells, big caramelly maltiness. the smell really opens up as the beer warms, though it wasn't at first, eventually the little higher abv becomes obvious.

but that 6.6% abv isn't noticeable in the taste. flavorful, malty, very smooth mouthfeel and dangerously drinkable. it's not nearly as big or complex as fat bastard, the wee heavy i am most familiar with. but when i was thinking it was a scottish ale i was happy with it, and i'm not going to change my score. i like both styles, can't really tell much of a difference anyway. i liked it, and it's available at just about every store around the seattle area, so i recommend it and will definitely get it again.

davidchollar, Aug 29, 2006
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

t0rin0, Dec 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

chuckgfk, Jun 14, 2013
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.