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Scape Goat Pale Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

411 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 12
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-02-2002

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.
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i always admire when simple ingredients and processes yield spectacular beers, and this is a great example of that. an english pale ale thats real hoppy, and not with tropical new world varietals, but with the classics. these beers are traditional for a reason, and i think the aggressive use of these hops make this beer awesome. the english ale yeast profile is minimal, and the grain base, while sturdy and appropriate, is not overly flavorful. it lets the hops do the majority of the work in the flavor, which i think is right on for the style, but also lets me taste these hops in higher doses than we usually get them. its bitter sure, but there is also a pear-like fruitiness to it in the finish, and a really clean aspect where they go away really quick for how flavorful they are. just a touch more honey sweetness from the grain than i need, and maybe a little more body too than i need for a beer i want to consume by the six pack, but the high carbonation and clean finish both help with drinkability. simple beer made right, i always appreciate that, and this is a good take on the style with that mentality. drink it close to freezing though, it loses some of its pop as it warms up.

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Scape Goat Pale Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.