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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
82
good

399 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 11
Gots: 35 | 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 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
Photo of drrone
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

drrone, May 15, 2013
Photo of thegerm87
2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

thegerm87, May 10, 2013
Photo of ericj551
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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

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

jmccraney, May 04, 2013
Photo of drinkAK
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
Photo of Falcone
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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

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

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

olsonv, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of estlinska
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

estlinska, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of cwblack1212
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

cwblack1212, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

johnnyboy76, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

MaddDogg84, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Lazaro
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Lazaro, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

LiquidAmber, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of jordanmckell
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

jordanmckell, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of powdersoldier
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

powdersoldier, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of Braz
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Braz, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of thehead92
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

thehead92, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

FLBeerGuy, Jan 24, 2013
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Pub & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.