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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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396 Ratings

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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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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

evilkorova, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

rogerthegill, Jun 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

dcisco44, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jaydoc, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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

richbrew, Jan 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

FLBeerGuy, Jan 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

BigBry, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

PonyUp, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of lightindarkness
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to DHGranstrand for sending this one.

Pours a dusty coppery orange color. Decent head settles down to patchy froth and a ring of suds.

Nose is malty rich, with some earthy notes and a background sugary sweetness. Some reddish smelling notes come out of hibiscus and cherry pie filling. Some alcohol fumes present as overtones.

A little tart and tea like on the tongue up front. Maltier middle notes settle in expanding the palate a little, then becoming a bit more coarse with only a touch of sweetness. Finishes with a very mild alcohol spice and bready grains. Has an overall decent flavor, but really lacks malty depth for me. Not enough bottom end to fill this one out, leaving it kind of high and dry.

Feel is medium bodied with a lighter but still sharp carbonation. Finishes with a touch of dryness, and a mild sticky coating.

Overall it's not too bad, but seems to be lacking some depth of flavor for me. Pretty drinkable though, as it is milder than some other Scotch Ales.

lightindarkness, Jul 26, 2008
Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Pike brewpub, Seattle, WA

With not many other choices on the menu that were appealing to me, I ordered up this Scotch ale. Poured a clear amber color with a small white head that didn't stick around too long; not much lacing to speak of. Mostly caramel maltiness in the nose. Nutty caramel in the taste, some sugar and peat, and a mild fruit flavor. Not too strong, but pretty smooth and drinkable.

Rifugium, May 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

amnesia85, Apr 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

krome, Jul 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

mtrain237, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of smcolw
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nearly no head. Orange-amber color. No lace. Small amount of haze.

The aroma is sweeter than I expected, but there is a faint hop smell that was also unexpected. If blindfolded, I might think light brown ale or pale ale.

Stronger malt than hop, but this could be described as a hoppy Scotch Ale. Good body, with a solid level of carbonation. Very short aftertaste. Not very complex.

smcolw, Jun 21, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

cdwil, Aug 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orangy copper, some fine sediment, a light tan cap with little retention but decent spotty lacing. The aroma is pretty solid in its power, toated and caramel malts, almonds and slight fruit. Lots of toasted caramel taste, a bit almond, interesting sweetness, slight spicy burn. I enjoyed how this tasted but not enough to get any more. Medium bodied, light fizz in the mouth. Smoothness that seems syrupy but is not. Decent middle but it fades to quickly on the finish. Chewy and mild spice meet the bitterness in a lingering after taste.

CuriousMonk, Feb 04, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

avaldivia, Mar 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Jame515, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Boone757, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

johnnyboy76, Feb 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a cloudy brown/amber color, some carbonation, tiny head, some lacing afterwards.

S - Scents of malts and a little smokiness.

T - The taste is sweet malty with a clean finish.

M - Light-Medium body, nicely balanced brew.

D - Drinkable. This brew surprised me, I thought that I would not like it, but it's really not that bad. Would buy again.

Wasatch, Mar 19, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Stizz19, Sep 14, 2012
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.