Tater Ridge: Scottish Ale (Beer Camp Across America)
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Tater Ridge: Scottish Ale (Beer Camp Across America)Tater Ridge: Scottish Ale (Beer Camp Across America)
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Scottish Ale
3.62 | pDev: 11.05%
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Tater Ridge: Scottish Ale (Beer Camp Across America)Tater Ridge: Scottish Ale (Beer Camp Across America)
Notes: The Asheville area is a brewing hotspot nestled in the mountains of North Carolina. Tater Ridge was brewed by something of a craft beer super group made up of members of the Asheville Brewers Alliance. We’re fortunate to call these passionate and talented brewers our neighbors, and we hope this unique ale will be the first of many collaborations to come.

We’ve made plenty of new friends in the nearly 30-strong Asheville Brewers Alliance (ABA) since we started brewing in North Carolina. Two of whom—John Stuart of Green Man Brewery and Luke Dickinson of Wicked Weed Brewing—led this collaboration recipe and work tirelessly to bring creativity and a deep-seated love of locally made craft beer to the Appalachian Mountains.
Reviews: 168 | Ratings: 1,195 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Nicolette10895:
Photo of Nicolette10895
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%

More User Reviews:
Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark, hazy reddish color with a finger with foamy head. Head retention is good. Lacing is mild. The aroma was good at first pour but was hard to decipher after starting to drink. There was a mildly boozy, sweet aroma. Some caramel. Possible sweet potato. Smooth caramel malty taste with sweet potato at the end and aftertaste, mild bitterness. The beer is actually tasty. I just wish there was a little more of a hop bitterness to it. Not very strong for a scottish ale either.

 493 characters

Photo of BEERchitect
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Home sweet home with the Asheville brewers, Sierra Nevada's collaboration is a bit of a peace offering with the taste of down home cookin'. With the malty-sweet "Wee Heavy" base and sweet potato additions, a sense of tradition and invention gives the taste as much charm as it does quirkiness.

Its garnet-brown austere preludes a sweet toffee scent and a creamy taste. With peps of toasted pecan, chocolate and molasses, the malt character is front and center on the early palate.

With the slightest tinge of starchy sweetness, any vegetable additions are easily dismissed as true malt texture and sweetness. Light blackcurrant and cherry weave into the toasted sweetness for mild vinous complexity along with the slight earthen peat of scotch ale.

Medium-dry to close, the beer's sweetness and rich textures are persistent and the beer squimishly develops the complex dryness of authentic versions. Its light warmth is accompanied by mild evergreen and rye bite in a long-lasting finish.

 991 characters

Photo of ClePaul
4.42/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look 9/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 36/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 90/100

Real nice Scottish ale, brewed with Sweet potatoes, honestly I cant pull much of them out. It really tastes like a nice Octoberfest to me. Has the perfect balance of flavor and a nice light body. Overll, I would definitely like to see this brewed for mass distribution one day~

 439 characters

Photo of Tucquan
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2014-07-28 in Columbia, PA

A - Reasonably clear mahogany with a 1-finger tan head and nice lace.

S - Fairly mild. Dark fruit, caramel, light grain, touch of roasted sweet potato.

T - Toasted sourdough bread, caramel, nutty. a bit of cherry, earthy spice. The sweetness lingers a bit into the finish but yields to an herbal/medicinal and somewhat-surprisingly mild-moderate bitterness.

M - Medium-heavy body and light-medium carbonation. Substantial. Almost-goopy. Very nice.

O - I enjoyed this. It's not the Scottish Ale flavor I expected. It's got a characteristic Sierra Nevada malt profile (that I quite like) with a twist of some cherry and spice that works. Don't expect much sweet potato though.

 720 characters

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at a Beer Camp tap takeover, the beer was served in a shaker pint. The beer was a crystal clear, ruby-blood coloring with a dense, frothy, clingy, cream colored head. Nose of rich caramel, earthy notes, and subtle floral highlights. Favors are earthy and sweet forward, with scotch notes, caramel candy, sugar, thistle, and subtle bitter characteristics. Smooth and mid-bodied, with a tangy, richly sweet aftertaste. Smooth finish. This beer was a nice drinker, with very decent flavors coming off of those sweet potatoes.

 536 characters

Photo of Thedrizzle
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of dataylor21
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of StephOparka
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of campfirebrew
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Goldndomer
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jason_nwx
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ChrisMyhre
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of 5Solas
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of twelveinches
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of chalkda01
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of tabhill
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hootie159
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of pkalix
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of drewkennedy
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of swimfire
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of th3d1ck
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Tater Ridge: Scottish Ale (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 1195 ratings