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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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395 Ratings

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Ratings: 395
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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Photo of Fatehunter
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours two fingers on a hazy dark straw colored body.
The aroma is fruity: apricot, apple and pear. A touch too ripe though.
The taste is ripe apricot, bitter grapefruit, with a sweet finish. Unbalanced.
The texture is heavy, a little sticky with moderate carbonation.
This one never gets it all together at the same time. Individual elements were okay, but...

Fatehunter, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of DaveRinn
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

DaveRinn, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of Tommers207
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Tommers207, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of foxyaardvark27
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

foxyaardvark27, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Musineer
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Musineer, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jaydoc, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Kappakoosh
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Kappakoosh, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

MarkyMOD, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of seyton
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

seyton, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of trytoketchup
4/5  rDev +11.7%

trytoketchup, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of jwg782
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

jwg782, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of bondjedi
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the Daily Grill in downtown Seattle. I've lived in the area for 20+ years all told and have never sampled Pike Pub profferings, but a day on my feet with the Black Friday throngs convinced me that I needed a little more.

This beer delivered the goods. Appearance was consistently opaque, almost sultry - this ale would indeed be seductive. Mouth feel is crisp and velvety. Two or three of these and you will be on your way.

bondjedi, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of NOLTERN
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

NOLTERN, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of pkalix
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

nice caramel color, some carbonation and bubbles rising to the top. nothing really there in the smell (maybe a cereal/corn kind of aroma) and the taste is rather generic, but easy-going and sessionable. slight hop bitterness one-ups the malts but my kilt isn't lifting.
overall, a very general kind of brew. easy to drink with a decent abv, but like the others from this brewery, not terribly memorable. probably very nice fresh out of the tap at the brewery...

pkalix, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of strangebrew1981
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

strangebrew1981, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of vkv822
3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz : tulip

Slightly hazy, amber red with a thin, light toffee colored head.

Huge caramel malt notes for the most part, some light floral notes.

Medium+ body. Low, foamy carbonation.

Nothing offensive, but also nothing particularly exciting either.

vkv822, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of RHVC59
4/5  rDev +11.7%

RHVC59, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Corburk
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Corburk, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of casapy
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

casapy, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

BillRoth, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Zach122
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Zach122, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of artoolemomo
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up a fair amount of head which looks to have okay retention. The head is almost pure cotton white (it has the slightest hint of beige) while the body is a medium to dark amber that appears medium in the light. Good amount of lacing which tends toward sheeting.

Nose- Very low key and subtle but not in a good way. I get a little bit of caramel, brown sugar, and brown bread from the bottle but almost nothing from the glass. A tiny bit of caramel, slight toastiness. This leads me to believe that this is going to be a rather weak scotch ale. Shows some cereal and grain after swirling. Even a little bit of cornflakes.

Taste- Reflective of the aroma but with a bit more presence. Caramel, slight oak and wood bitterness with notes of molasses and brown sugar. Some brown sugar. Light oak on the finish. A bit thin and watery. No flaws but it is pretty boring at the moment. Some raisins on the front of the flavor profile. Just above average. It is representative of the style; it's simply a weak representation. Shows a little more presence as it opens up. Grain and cereal way in the background.

Mouthfeel- A little below medium bodied with an appropriate amount of carbonation. Slight creaminess.

Drinkability- Pretty easygoing with enough flavor notes to keep it from being boring. Still pretty average.

Overall- Above average. I would give it a try if you aren't expecting a very heavy scotch ale. Fairly accessible for the style- could be good for drinkers new to it.

artoolemomo, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of vermilcj
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

vermilcj, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of bef126
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

bef126, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of CWVegas
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

CWVegas, Sep 27, 2013
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.