Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale
Pike Brewing Company

Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale
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From:
Pike Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Style:
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Ranked #171
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,651
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 13.69%
Ratings:
505
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 10, 2021
Added:
Aug 28, 2001
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  79
SCORE
81
Good
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale
Notes: None
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Photo of stevoj
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by stevoj from Idaho

Dark amber ale with elements of peat, wood, caramel and smoky malt. Skin of a beige head, medium weight, tangy palate with a slow, mild alcohol burn. Nice sipper for a fall day.

Nov 10, 2021
 
3.44 by chrishiker1409 from New York on Aug 11, 2021
Photo of darkbeerpub
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by darkbeerpub from Washington

solid wee heavy

Jan 09, 2020
 
3.83 by evergreen_machine from Washington on Dec 22, 2019
 
4.1 by AmitC from New York on Oct 27, 2019
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3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

Draft: Poured a clear burgundy color ale with a medium off-white foamy head with OK retention and light carbonation. Aroma of caramelized malt with light toffee notes is enjoyable. Taste is also a mix of caramelized malt notes, some toffee with some residual sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not the most complex offering from the style but enjoyable nonetheless.

Oct 13, 2019
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3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Mrbob558 from New York

This is my first scotch ale, so I have nothing similar to contrast it to, but I was not very impressed with this beer. I go along with the mouth puckering taste and feel comment of another reviewer. The smell was fine, similar to a scotch whiskey. Color was ok. All in all ok, but nothing gry.

Sep 17, 2019
 
3.81 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland on Jul 29, 2019
 
4.02 by GaryColeman from California on Jul 12, 2019
Photo of Chrisamr
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Chrisamr from California

Not much aroma but a very nice flavor. Very smooth. Reminds me of a barrel aged quad in a way.

Jul 10, 2019
 
4.65 by Vylo from New Jersey on Jun 06, 2019
 
3.75 by paulish from New York on May 10, 2019
 
3.49 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 09, 2019
 
3.33 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey on Sep 08, 2018
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3.09/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by JarMills from Canada (BC)

Had a bottle. Tatse was sour, acidic and slightly hoppy tones. It pours a nice ruby red, and smells decent, but the taste and mouth feel are puckering.

Aug 23, 2018
 
3.49 by Nunya from Ohio on Jul 07, 2018
 
3.56 by Kdouble from Tennessee on Jun 17, 2018
 
3.98 by Rileford from Washington on Jun 15, 2018
 
3.97 by Skibum61 from Pennsylvania on Jun 11, 2018
Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by zeff80 from Missouri

On tap. Poured a dark brown color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of smoked malt, peat and toffee. Good earthy tasting beer with a smokiness and roasted malt taste.

Jun 01, 2018
 
3.5 by csfcmitchell from Texas on May 29, 2018
Photo of Holderness
3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Holderness from Massachusetts

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

Apr 15, 2018
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3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by kemoarps from Washington

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.

Apr 14, 2018
 
3.84 by Kailuakoko from Hawaii on Apr 13, 2018
 
3.73 by drews240 from Rhode Island on Mar 07, 2018
 
3.41 by rab53 from Washington on Jan 31, 2018
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3.01/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by BorisNorris from Idaho

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.

Jan 19, 2018
 
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 02, 2018
 
3.53 by chossboss from Oregon on Aug 13, 2017
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.

Aug 12, 2017
 
2.5 by Aisha from Massachusetts on May 27, 2017
 
3.75 by elglueckert from Montana on Jan 08, 2017
Photo of gandres
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by gandres from Philippines

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

Jan 03, 2017
 
3.91 by goopy from California on Dec 21, 2016
 
3.98 by BlueSpader from Washington on Nov 24, 2016
Photo of Libeertarian
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Libeertarian from Montana

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.

Oct 20, 2016
 
2.59 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Sep 09, 2016
 
3.75 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida on Aug 06, 2016
 
4.26 by cunning_stunt from Indiana on Jul 21, 2016
 
3.57 by kkarimi from Texas on Jul 19, 2016
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 505 ratings