Scape Goat Pale Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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81
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418 Ratings
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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 12
Gots: 19 | 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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Ratings: 418 | Reviews: 236
Photo of beerguy101
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Orange Gold color, with a medium head. Aroma is a nice floral hop nose . A medium bodied pale ale. Maltd are nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are spicy and slightly bitter. A nice hop balance. Full taste. Good flavor. Mouthfeel is full. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nice beer

Photo of Reidrover
3.04/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

OK I bit the bullet and bought this beer..I had bought Moose Drool from the same company a while back and hated it so here's a chance for them to get back in my good books ( as though they cared)
Ok comes in the 12 oz long neck( brown)..with a rather imposing mountain goat on the label.
When poured into my mug this actually looked a pretty impressive brew..nice darkish honey colour topped by a good sized pure white head , that shrunk but stayed around for a while..good lacing.
Im rather stumped about the smell though..I can smell some nice slightly roasted maltiness..but there's something else that is not pleasant I cant put my finger ( or nose) on it, but it puts me off..sorta cheesy but sweet..not my style,.
Taste is pretty much hops with a quick finish..not too bad..for some reason reminds me of Redhooks IPA ( should be a bitter).
Pretty average on the palate quick dryish finish.
Pretty drinkable..I just didnt like that aroma I got.

Photo of Morris729
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish amber color with a creamy off-white head that fades into a sticky lace. Nose has a touch of malt but is dominated by floral hops and fresh citrus. Medium in body with a nice amount of carbonation that is spritzy and zesty in the mouth. Taste is a bit of sweet malts and grains up front quickly replaced by strong notes of bitter and acidic grapefruit and citrus rind leading to a dry and crisp finish. A quite enjoyable American pale ale. Purchased from Liquid Solutions.

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is typical for an American pale ale: a clear dark amber color, a thick, creamy white head. When approaching the nose, the aromas lift out and delight the senses: fresh and fruity, zesty ctrus, grapefruit, peach and apricot notes, and maybe just a touch of spice. Great use of hops, but still light and uplifting.
The initial blitz of carries through the very tasty finish. Malt is mightily subdued, though, creating a bit of an off-balanced atmosphere. Hops continue their wild ride, unassisted by malt, leaving the body a bit thin. Know that I am a card-carrying hophead, but I have to note these slight imperfections.
Finish resolves crisply and dryly, leaving a coppery tang in the mouth.

Photo of Jason
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown long neck with no freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Appealing bubbly white lace on top of the brassy amber coloured brew. Clarity is fine even with the fine sediment that made its way into the glass.

Smell: Big floral citric hop with a soft spiciness in the back. Some fruitiness, nutty yeast and malt sweetness make it to the nose as well.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Level crisp moderate body that shows some smoothness, a bit dry in the mouth and that make the heavy hand of hops more pronounced. Waves of citrus rind and a soft floral-like oil show that a substantial amount of flavouring hops was used. Maltiness just stands there with a lightly toasted flavour, yeast jumps in at the same time with a nutty note. Clean finish with a drying graininess and lingering hop flavour.

Notes: This is your standard American brewed pale ale, light on the malt with an obvious citric hop. One thing going for this beer is that the brewers did a good job at keeping it balanced and making it quite drinkable.

Photo of budgood1
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

scape goat pours out a very clear bright copper color, a quarter inch head seems to want to stick around awhile. active carbonation apparent. a good deal of lace. aroma of piney hops with a detectable caramel malt undertone. this is a nice pale ale...sufficient malt base balances out the pine and resin hops quite nicely, although overall the hops seem to dominate on the taste buds. a medium but lively mouthfeel gives way to a semi-crisp finish. hoppy aftertaste lingers, and i quickly reach for more sips. semi-smooth, refreshingly hopped and pretty tasty. it would be quite easy to drink more than a few of these!

Photo of Gusler
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a translucent copper color, the head impressive, the texture frothy, and the color a very light tan, after erosion, the lace left behind a fine coating sheet upon the glass. The light aroma of hops hits your first, and then the sweet malt tones seal off this fresh and crisp nose. Start is malt and sweet and the top middling in feel, the finish cutting in its acidity, the hops apropos to the style, quite dry and a decent drinking beer.

Photo of Kwak
4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice head fluffy white and rich.
Golden / amber body.
Lively hoppy ale with sweet caramel and nut flavor.
A little bitter in the end. But not to bad for this style!

I recomend this pale ale , can't waite to go back to Montana!!

Photo of Bighuge
4.42/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear light copper. Decent bubbly white head that retains nicely. Nice citrus and floral tones on the nose. This beer is all about the hops. Citrus/grapefruit, piney, dry. There's a good enough malt backbone, but it is in the background. Refreshing and easy to drink. One of my favorite pale ales. Could throw some of these back.

Photo of beernut7
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not a bad respresentation of a pale. Easily drinkable with a good amount of carbonation and a good head. Nice hoppiness to the level of an american pale.

Photo of ADR
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty nice deep amber, head is persistent, lasts at 1/4-1/2 inch and sticks to the side of the pint glass. Aroma is pretty much of Pac Northwest-smelling hops, though English hops are also used. Medium-bodied mouthfeel, fairly good balance between a settled sweet malt and a fair hop zing. Leans toward the hop side. Flavor is relatively long lasting. Seems balanced and pretty drinkable, lacks major distinction though. This and "Moose Drool" are among the better of the Big Sky brews.

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Scape Goat Pale Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
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