Piper Down Scottish Ale | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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82
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391 Ratings
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Piper Down Scottish AlePiper Down Scottish Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-15-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
391
Reviews:
85
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
9.94%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
119
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 391 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of tekstr1der
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Style is a fave and this does not disappoint. Pours dark mahogany with fast-disappeared head, leaving a ring. Aroma is sweet malty caramel and a touch of smoke. Flavor is malty too, maybe a little one-dimensional, but really tasty. Smooth and clean finish make this very enjoyable. Only complaints are this is a little on the light side and not as complex as some better style offerings.

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Photo of darkfruits
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gawz
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gunnark1ng
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walleybeer
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of martinpfal
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A really good Scottish ale. Ba scored 82. I would bump it up another 9 points. Ballast point has yet to disappoint me. They clearly know how to brew good quality

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Photo of Stevenw7474
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrsqc7
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Great head
Not as good looking as young pan grier
Red in colour not that great dark brown
Hops are more prevalent than expected for the style but it doesn't taste bad
Could use more malt

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Photo of Bulabeers
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

L: reddish brown colored beer with a finger and a half of off white head. some lacing as you drink
S: caramel
T: Sweet malts balanced by a slightly piney hop finish. decent balance here just nothing really jumping out
F: Lighter than I'd like
O: This is okay beer.

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Photo of Marvicsin
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tracker83
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nyrblue2
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davidstan
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can't beleive the low reviews here on this ale. I like it a lot. Peppery up front with a crisp finish. This is probably the beer Killians Red always wanted to be. BP does well again.

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Photo of scootny
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A ruddy light brown brew. Deep rich malty sweet nose. Some caramel and light earthy hoppiness. Taste follows suit. Malty grains and caramel sweeteness. Tea leaf bitterness. Lighty tingling carbonation with a medium weight. Lighter and easy drinking. Good solid Scotch Ale.

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Photo of Quafftastic
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nobodywonder
2.88/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of the lightest scottish ales I've ever had. That's a good thing for me because I'm not generally a fan of scottish ales. Poured a deep crimson red. Hardly carbonated..almost flat..which led to a very very thin layer of foam. Smell and taste are malty caramels with a touch of hoppiness. Mouthfeel is light but wide-bodied. Overall not a bad beer but not the best from BP.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattknueven
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Piper Down Scottish Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 391 ratings.
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