Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale | Pike Brewing Company

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3.58/5
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Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pike Brewing Company
Washington, United States
pikebrewing.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,489
Reviews:
220
Ratings:
484
pDev:
13.69%
Bros Score:
3.43
 
 
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14
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of Holderness
3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L -- Pours a clarified amber body with a 1.5-finger off-white head. Good retention and lacing
S -- Brown sugar, molasses, caramel, touch of herbal hops and smoke
T -- Herbal hops, honey, molasses, caramel
F -- Semi-sweet, interesting interplay between hops and molasses. Medium- mouthfeel, medium+ carb.

62/100

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Photo of kemoarps
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep rich honey coloured body. Small off white head quickly settles into the ring around the collar and perhaps some webbing across the liquid.

Nose is earthy and spicy sweet malts. Hints of caramel and faint toffee to meet with soda-bread.

Same on the tongue. Starts with a light sweet caramel with some toasted biscuits. Short up front, then brings the earthy bitter/spicy tone and rolls through an indecisive stretch before settling deeply into an almost vegetal bitter finish fleshed out with more of the toasty malts.

Crisp and sharply carbonated. Fairly thin, but not watery. Finishes more dry. Goes down easy.

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Photo of Kailuakoko
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drews240
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rab53
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BorisNorris
3.01/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours dirty brown with ruby-ish highlights; thin tan head. Rich malt aroma, toffee, plums. Sweet, rich toffee flavor to start, dark fruit, plum-esque flavor finishes it off. Hop flavor and bitterness is very low. Noticeable alcohol, but not overpowering or unpleasant. Medium-full body that engulfs the palate and then floats away into a dry, earthy mild bitterness.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chossboss
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a thistle, the appearance was a dark amber to red/brown color with a finger and a half's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Not much lace, somewhat stringy, yet sliding.
The aroma had a nice blend of red delicious apples, light herbal to earthy sweetness, caramel/toffee malts, light biscuits, and ended with some raisins.
The flavor did a decent job of melding all of those prior mentioned aromas together to nurture the same sort of aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, seemed to sit just a touch under and had a nice and low carbonation about it as it should. ABV did feel appropriate.
Overall, as a Scotch ale, it works, the herbal/earthiness was there with some other aromas and flavors that I didn't mind that seemed a bit different. I'd still have again.

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Photo of Aisha
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of gandres
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint Glass during happy hour at the Issian Stonegrill at Wallingford, Seattle on Monday after New Year
amber hazy big off white foam that disappear slowly
not a lot of aroma
very good bitterness
long follow through, bitter aftertaste
very good beer, can be repeat, but not something to look forward to
drank: January 2, 2017 5:03 PM

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Photo of goopy
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Libeertarian
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 07/08/16:

Clear at first, quite hazy and nearly opaque with last bit of pour. Deep copper. Quite a bit darker than brandy, but still lighter than ruby. Fine, cream-foam head, biscuity-tan with moderate retention. Surprising lacing for how small the head is. Caramel, toffee, booze, dark fruit on the nose. All of these same qualities in flavor, balanced somewhat by toastiness, and finished with hops that are lightly metallic, and just barely more earthy. Aftertaste is soapy but thankfully not strong. Medium-bodied, velvety cream to pure cream.

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Photo of BeerMe8
2.59/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of cunning_stunt
4.26/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkarimi
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matty_higgins
4.22/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taylorxmade
3.14/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Lewarcher1949
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pored into an English-style pub glass.

Look: Very nice copper color. Thin head. Kinda limp, though

Smell: Balanced. Malts are prominent. Not too boozy (a quality I appreciate with this style).

Taste: Again, very balanced. No one character overwhelms any other, but not bland. I've tasted better examples of this style, but still, pretty tasty.

Feel: Subtantial, but not heavy. The alcohol content belies an easy finish.

Overall: A solid entry of this tricky style. Not the best, but judging by these reviews, somewhat underrated. I recommend it.

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Photo of johnnyminor
4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 484 ratings