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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
80
good

396 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 10
Gots: 34 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

CWVegas, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Jame515, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pike Kilt Lifter has a thick, cream-colored head, a murky, light brown appearance, some bubble streams, and a few lacing rings left behind. The aroma is of slightly fruity, sweet brown bread crust, and light brown sugar. Taste is of sweet & sour sauce, brown bread crust, light brown sugar, moderate hop bitterness, and toffee. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and a bit velvety, and Pike Kilt Lifter finishes semi-dry, decently refreshing, and rather rich. Overall, this is tasty and interesting.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of DaftCaskBC
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%

MorSlaught, Sep 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

hickmancase, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of zeledonia
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Living in Seattle during the early 2000s, this was one of my gateways to the craft beer world. I probably drank more of this beer than any other (save Alaskan Amber), but I only got really into beer after I left the Pacific northwest. It was also my entry to Scotch ales, which remain one of my favored styles. It's been on my short list to revisit and review, and I'm finally taking the time to do so. Tasted 26 May 2013, reviewed from recently found notes taken at the time.

Pours a deep, clear, slightly reddish amber. About 2 fingers of yellowish off-white head. Good retention and lacing. Dark enough that I can barely see through it, but clear enough that I can. Quite nice, but not stunning.

Smell is quite sweet, with a lot of caramel malts. Also has lightly peaty and a little toasty aromas, an interesting combination. I like it. And I can see exactly why I liked it back then. Varied enough to be intriguing, but not so crazy or complex as to overwhelm the naive drinker.

Taste is a little dull. Just not all that much to it, coming and going without making me think much of it. Peaty-earthy in the finish, but in the middle I think "Hmm, this is beer. What does it taste like? Doesn't taste bad, but doesn't taste like very much."

Medium to medium-heavy body. Mid-level fluttery carbonation - not fizzy but much more rapid up-down-up-down.

It's tasty, and it has the scotch ale characters, but they're more like scotch ale light. Mildly peaty and toasty, easy enough to drink. Needs more flavor. It gets a little boost from my nostalgic appreciation.

zeledonia, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Adamah_Adonai, Aug 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

JTomczak, Aug 13, 2013
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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
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.