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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

369 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 26 | 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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jmccraney

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-04-2013 00:44:28 | More by jmccraney
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drinkAK

Alaska

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-21-2013 07:47:44 | More by drinkAK
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Murrhey

Montana

2.91/5  rDev -18.7%

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.

04-09-2013 05:56:27 | More by Murrhey
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Uncle_Jimmy

California

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.

04-07-2013 17:39:10 | More by Uncle_Jimmy
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-04-2013 06:32:36 | More by Falcone
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Asics

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-02-2013 11:57:32 | More by Asics
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-23-2013 16:15:57 | More by yancot
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olsonv

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-13-2013 20:27:33 | More by olsonv
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estlinska

Arkansas

3.64/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured on tap at the tasting room into a shaker (everything it seems comes in a shaker here). Poured a deep ruby orange toffee color with a fair off-white head. Leaves some runny lacing with minimal sustainability through the glass. The nose was roasted malt and toffee with an overwhelming burnt sugar smell. If you've ever gotten sugar on a stove eye before, you know the smell. It was hard to get past. However, the taste was very pleasant overall. Had a nice fruity hop background to a huge malt bill. It was full of caramel and brown bread. Very heavy mouthfeel. Good beer, but not the best "Scotch Ale" I've had.

03-13-2013 02:52:33 | More by estlinska
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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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cwblack1212

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

02-26-2013 17:51:26 | More by cwblack1212
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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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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

02-24-2013 05:25:55 | More by MaddDogg84
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Lazaro

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-20-2013 22:59:36 | More by Lazaro
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.7%

Poured into a MacAndrew's thistle glass. Pours a reddish copper amber with a fine one finger very light tan head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, apple cider, tea and a hint of peat. Smooth flavor of caramel malt, light grassy hops, slight fruit juice and a hint of peat. So well balanced that no flavors really stand out. Medium bodied with great creaminess. A very nicely integrated and easy to drink Scotch ale. I wouldn't mind a bit more aggressive peat, but very nicely made.

02-14-2013 03:07:35 | More by LiquidAmber
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jordanmckell

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-10-2013 22:20:25 | More by jordanmckell
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powdersoldier

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-05-2013 22:32:01 | More by powdersoldier
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Braz

Washington

3.83/5  rDev +7%

Had a pint at TK Irish Pub. Brownish amber hazy in color. Small creamy head. Pretty malty and mildly hopped. Ever so slightly syrup feel. Good flavor. Alcohol takes effect in this one quickly which is a little suprising at 6.50%. I like this beer, but I'm unsure about the style it's under. I found it more comparable to something like Fat Tire or even Alaskan Amber. Anyways, enjoyed it and will have again.

01-29-2013 08:09:29 | More by Braz
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thehead92

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-24-2013 04:50:47 | More by thehead92
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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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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-25-2012 05:52:44 | More by MacStinson
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-24-2012 04:44:46 | More by NickThePyro
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-08-2012 22:00:26 | More by t0rin0
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stript

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-01-2012 18:47:34 | More by stript
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

12-01-2012 18:24:29 | More by irishgreensoda
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.