Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale | Pike Brewing Company

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Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale
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Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style AlePike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale

Brewed by:
Pike Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

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Photo of RedBiddy
4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Almost an orange appearance in sunlight. Lacing was weak. Sweet aroma and sweet on the palate but not over the top. Terrific mouth feel...I was reluctant to swallow. Pleasant carbonation and exemplary taste. For a Scotch style ale it exceeded my expectations.

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Photo of Fillllll
4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a MacAndrew's thistle glass. Pours a reddish copper amber with a fine one finger very light tan head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, apple cider, tea and a hint of peat. Smooth flavor of caramel malt, light grassy hops, slight fruit juice and a hint of peat. So well balanced that no flavors really stand out. Medium bodied with great creaminess. A very nicely integrated and easy to drink Scotch ale. I wouldn't mind a bit more aggressive peat, but very nicely made.

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Photo of MorSlaught
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pike Kilt Lifter has a thick, cream-colored head, a murky, light brown appearance, some bubble streams, and a few lacing rings left behind. The aroma is of slightly fruity, sweet brown bread crust, and light brown sugar. Taste is of sweet & sour sauce, brown bread crust, light brown sugar, moderate hop bitterness, and toffee. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and a bit velvety, and Pike Kilt Lifter finishes semi-dry, decently refreshing, and rather rich. Overall, this is tasty and interesting.


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Photo of rrock44
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of mattmaples
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Daniel's point on the hops is well taken. But I dissagree with him on the body being too light. Kiltlifter does have a lighter body but not every Scotch ale is a Wee-heavy. I think if you were to put this beer in a 60 shilling (or light) catagory then the body fit just fine. The malt profile is supurb and could not be better. I did take off a point for too much hop for the style but in their defense it is brewed in the middle of hop country so extra hops are hard to resist.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of gshak
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of RHVC59
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of simonmoyse
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of bram325
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of 8kcab
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Kiltlifter
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Mizorie
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a mild crystal malt scent with a bit of peated malt aroma. The taste is good, although I'm not sure it really nails the style too well. It has a nice and light malty core with a smokey feel and a rather bitter hop aftertaste . It goes down smooth and has a grainy bisquit malt and hop finish. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a fine brew. It is certainly unique and quite flavorful; a good drinker.

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Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale from Pike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 481 ratings