Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale | The Pike Brewing Company

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81
good
475 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
475
Reviews:
216
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
13.76%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
74
For Trade:
0
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Photo of delta490
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orangey-ruby, cloudy with short-lived fizzy off-white head. There's a little bit of lacing. The aroma is fairly simple, with just nondescript malt sweetness. The taste is about the same. There's not a lot to either. It does have a decent weight to the body, though. A surprising miss from Pike.

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Photo of SeaAle
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of PonyUp
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

I had this in a borrowed thistle.
The color was a super dark red close to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing sticking and then sliding down into the beer.
The smell had some peaty/smokiness to an indulgent chocolatey goodness.
The taste was mainly the same in a sweet smoky way.
The mouthfeel was smoky smooth as it rolled over my tongue. Probably about a medium on the body.
Overall, good Scotch Ale I would have again.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of damndirtyape
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, no date, served in a Shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Bright clear copper. Little to no head except for a very thin ring at the edge. Some strands of lacing.

Smell: Not a lot. Some caramel malt and very little else.

Taste: What it lacks in aroma it makes up for in taste. Deep toasted malt and caramel sweetness. Solid malt backbone. Some mild bitter finishes mixing in with toffee and English bitter / mild citrus hop finish. Not amazing or wow in flavor, but compared to the lackluster aroma, definitely full flavor.

Mouthfeel: Definitely full bodied, not watery, but otherwise nothing special. A hint of some stickiness on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Not an amazing scotch ale/wee heavy, just ok. Does go well with food though (beef burger sliders and deviled eggs in this case). While not very remarkable, this does not mean it's bland, just that I've had better examples of the style. Of final note, it's actually quite drinkable - a very good beer to drink in quantity and wash down food with as a complement. Just enough flavor to complement and be enjoyable, not too much to overwhelm or clash with a meal. So I'll give it higher marks on drinkability than on being a good scotch ale.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from The Pike Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 475 ratings.
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