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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

386 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 386
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%

AnitaBrewski, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

TwoTrees, Jul 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

RockinRob925, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

krome, Jul 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of Pinch
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Pinch, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of archyquaffer
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a long neck bottle into a Shaker pint. A moderate pour yields about 1/2 inch of off-white head that quickly retreats. A little bit of sticky lace clings to the glass. Carbonation is fairly low. The beer is a yellowish-brown with ruby highlights.

I perceive a faint scent of earthy hops, and a very distinctive caramel malt and maybe a burnt sugar or brown sugar aroma. The flavor is pretty unique with a definite sweetness that is quite appealing- it tastes and smells very much like a caramel roll. Maybe also some molasses, and a bit of honey. Just enough bitterness on the tongue to balance the sweetness a tad. The beer is malty and sweet, but also has a subtleness and complexity that make it stand out. Perhaps also a bit lighter in body than most examples of the style.

This beer was pretty expensive, at nearly $10 a six pack, but I figure it's good to splurge on some good beer on occasion. This was enough of a taste treat to make it worthwhile.

archyquaffer, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

chuckgfk, Jun 14, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.1%

TommyLiam, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

NoCurse2012, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Geno206, May 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

KStark, May 16, 2013
Photo of Preiliboy
4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I like this beer it has a good malty flavor . The smell is average. I like the taste and mouthfeel this beer is a must try . It is an above average beer not to bitter at all . Try this out when you see it. You will not be dissappointed you may actually even like it its a great session beer with the buds no doubt.

Preiliboy, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

drrone, May 15, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

thegerm87, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

ericj551, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

curtismontcalm, May 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jmccraney, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

drinkAK, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
2.91/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a conic pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. No best-by date. Reviewed live.

A- Quarter-inch sliver of fluffy off-white head. Quickly erodes to a shimmering top over an amber body with medium clarity. Semi-hazy. Not very impressive.

S- Caramel malts, slightly grassy, eggy (?).

T- Spicy, caramel malts and grassy. It's interesting in flavor. Not great though.

M- Kind of grainy. Dry finish.

O- Well below average. I enjoy this style, but this beer misses it.

Murrhey, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Falcone, Apr 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Asics, Apr 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

yancot, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

olsonv, Mar 13, 2013
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.