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Scape Goat Pale Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

Scape Goat Pale AleScape Goat Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

372 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 372
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%


Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Scape Goat is our award-winning Pale Ale. It is a very smooth brew, refreshing and well-balanced. Scape Goat took home the Gold Medal from the North American Brewers' Association competitions as the best English-style pale ale brewed west of the Mississippi, but only because it is the best. Scape Goat is brewed with pale, crystal malts, and Kent Goldings and Crystal hops.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-02-2002)
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Reviews by stangski83:
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stangski83

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another tasty offering from Big Sky. A very drinkable APA with a manageable 4.7% alc to keep it from getting out of line. Like Trout Slayer, this is a very good session beer with a light, but lasting hop flavor that is sure to satisfy if you are in the mood for a lighter IPA/APA flavor that won't overwhelm the food on the grill/menu for that night. Light lacing and a mild hop note that are very friendly for the non-craft drinker (I feel like this is my favorite style lately - brews to recruit my family and friends to the world of craft!!!)

I really like this beer but I know that it is a rare find in Chicagoland. My local liquor store knows how to hook it up...thank god! Definitely a solid beginner beer in the APA style. Not the worst, not the best, but an excellent representation of everything that I want from an APA - and the hop character is not overwhelmed with a pine flavor - so it definitely will be a good "recruit" beer. Enjoy if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2010 22:09:43 | More by stangski83
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A: Clear body with a decent white head.

S: Clear pils malts, crisp grain and a little bit of bready sweetness; hops are underlying and a bit pungent, definitely grassy and possibly earthy. Hint of toast.

T: Hint of lemon peel, grassy and earthy again. Grain, maybe faint caramel? Possible toasted malt as well; lower sweetness and lower bitterness levels.

MF: Lighter bodied, moderately bitter.

O: OK. This longneck was from a friends variety pack, and I'm not sure how long those packs sit around? Tastes...not so fresh? This is in the English vein, but you expect more fruity yeast characters, a stronger malt base, and more appropriate hop levels. Meh.

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A: Orangish, translucent golden with a white head.

S: Orange, tangerine, mango in a deliciously citric nose.

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On the front of the can below the goat stamped in black, it says "122713." Its been a while since I've had some Big Sky, so I think its born on. Ok, let's go:

Into a pint glass:

A: semi-clear/somewhat hazy looking golden brown colored body with a two finger white foamy head that lasts for about thirty seconds; once the head starts to die, somewhat thick spider web lacing clings to the sides of the glass; carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace

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Scape Goat Pale Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
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