Scape Goat Pale Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

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3.57/5
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439 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company
Montana, United States
bigskybrew.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Scape Goat is our award-winning Pale Ale. It is a very smooth brew, refreshing and well-balanced. Scape Goat took home the Gold Medal from the North American Brewers' Association competitions as the best English-style pale ale brewed west of the Mississippi, but only because it is the best. Scape Goat is brewed with pale, crystal malts, and Kent Goldings and Crystal hops.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,512
Reviews:
241
Ratings:
439
pDev:
12.61%
Bros Score:
3.74
 
 
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice pale golden color with a fingernail of fluffy head.

Fresh aroma of mosaic hops and baby powder.

Flavor is bitter pine, orange rind, grapefruit rind, and a touch of woodiness. There's a freshness underneath it all, perhaps a hint of mint.

Feel is stabbing and very carbonated, but has a nice parch on the finish.

Overall, a decent Pale Ale I was expecting to be a bummer, but it's not!

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardTarget
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Chill haze in a gold amber glass that holds a solid white cover of foam which leaves some lacing.

Aroma: Some toffee sweetness, a citric edge, and a mild under attenuated malt note.

Taste: Fairly clean, hops are citric and pine, the malt stays in the background until a little sweetness in the finish. Mild white bread taste as well.

Mouthfeel: Light medium body, firm carbonation makes it a little fizzy. Clean finish.

Overall: Not bad! Not a style I often care for, but this is a solid lawn mower or session beer. Clean, well made, just a lighter style than I care for.

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Photo of beergoot
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, golden body; thick, rocky head; some rings and globs of foam adhering to the sides of the glass. Cereal grain aroma blended with some sweet grass. Mild esters give a decent fruity flavor offset with a decent hop bitterness. Medium body; glassy and smooth; mostly dry finish.

This pale ale hits the spot. It doesn't stand out in the crowd for any particular reason but is satisfying overall.

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Photo of robebo44
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rossracing
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle. Smells of pine and nice pot resin. This is an average pale ale. There’s nothing unique here. It’s drinkable, nothing more.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jodio
4.16/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a yellow and light amber appearance, filtered appearance with good clarity, 1/2" white head, average retention. Aroma hit some hops and lightly toasted caramel notes.

Kept the caramel coming, the hops in the background. Cascades. Grapefruity. Super sessionable but its not light per se, there is plenty of caramel heavier malt notes to it despite its low abv.

Not bad representation of the English style pale with a little bit of American flair.

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Photo of Idrankthat
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
2.88/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Run of the mill APA, very faint hoppy aroma, taste is initial hops, then nothing. Body borders on watery. Might be a good gateway beer for a lager drinker.

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Photo of nuebs
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Woodling
3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Flathead_Monster
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of casapy
3.34/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of z_taylor
3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Decent beer but nothing special. Good session beer

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Photo of Sixpoint
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fly4awhiteguy
2.63/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A good day time beer especially in the summer time if you want to session drink due to the very low ABV. This is a tasty beer for how light it is but I wouldn't go great distances to seek out. I view this as like a camping or boating beer in place of American Light Lagers.

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Photo of Kmat10
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrob21
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Scape Goat Pale Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 439 ratings