Scape Goat Pale Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

405 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 11
Gots: 15 | 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:
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades super-fast leaving only a trace bit of fizzy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is very light overall with just a light level of caramel sweetness and a little bit of a bready and grainy smell. Along with these is a very light grassy smells as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather crisp and bready flavor with a good level of graininess right upfront. Along with these flavors are some flavors of a very light caramel and light fruit flavor of apricot and peach. The fruit flavors grow in flavor as the taste advances sweetening the brew as the taste moves on. Along with the sweeter fruit flavors some light grassy tastes to leave a clean and moderately crisp flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. A slightly higher carbonation level may have been slightly better for creating a greater level of crispness, but even with that side the feel was rather nice for the style and still made for a rather refreshing brew.

Overall – A very easy drinking pale ale, a good one to sip leisurely.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First off, I would NOT call this an English style pale ale. The label has changed, and I get the feeling that this used to be a very different tasting beer.

A: Orangish, translucent golden with a white head.

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

T: Not as much mango in the taste, but orange and tangerine are still present with some pine. It's delicious!

M: Medium-light bodied and smoothish.

O: This is a deliciously hoppy pale ale with nice orangey aromas and flavors. Definitely recommended.

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Scape Goat Pale Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.