Scape Goat Pale Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

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81
good
433 Ratings
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Scape Goat Pale AleScape Goat Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

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
Ratings:
433
Reviews:
238
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a slightly hazy light copper color. A fluffy pillow of an off-white head sits on top that eventually dissipates to a film of white bubbles. Nice sticky lacing appears all over the glass. The beer smells well balanced, but the bright hops come out the most. The taste is delicious, as it's so very well balanced. Hops abound, but it's the caramel-malt presence in there that adds just the right sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly dry finish.

Overall, another well-rounded beer from Big Sky. I really haven't had a bad beer yet from these folks, and this is just another well-done brew to add to the list.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of hustlesworth
4.41/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- nice lookin can. Mostly clear golden amber with a big rocky white head. Major sticky lace. Absolutely beautiful.

S- crisp American hops. Grapefruit, orange, lemon, passion fruit, mango, and a hint of resin. Pale bready malt backdrop.

T- rounded malt sweetness and tangy citrus. Not overly bitter but a very nice hop flavor. Herbs and fruits, wood and tobacco. Thyme, pineapple, a bit of toffee English flavor for good measure. Finish is pleasant and very well balanced.

MF- on the light end of medium bodied with active carbonation and very refreshing. Resinous feeling with a moderate dryness.

D- insanely drinkable and tasty. If I could get this here in Ohio, it would definitely be a go-to brew. Thanks drew and charlie from Montana do the hook up.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Medium copper color.
S: Very floral. Like a spring day.
T: Quite bitter. Close to smooth but a little off tasting on the finish.
M: very calm beer. Can certainly let it linger around.

Overall I wasn't very impressed with this beer. It was pretty smooth but the flavor wasn't very pleasing at it left a bitter off putting taste. Other beers from Big Sky show more promise than this one.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of josiahschlender
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm always supportive of canned craft brew, but Scape Goat couldn't overcome mediocrity for my taste buds.

It pours a fairly dark "pale" into my pint glass. Closer to orange or amber, but it's a pleasing color with a moderate off-white head that leaves just a few flecks of lace.

I am spoiled and used to the very hoppy aromas of most NW pales. The aromatic hops are subtle citrus, with some some bready malts detectible with some warmth.

Taste is a little more substantial, but nothing out of the ordinary. I like it more than a cheap lager, but just not much oomph or balance, especially considering the dark color of the beer. Not much sweetness in the malts, mostly bread with bittering hops being the most pronounced flavor.

Low carbonation, slick mouthfeel and moderate length on the palate.

Overall, just not impressed. Especially for what you have to pay for it around here. Too bad, I had higher hopes.

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3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle of this beer at the local liquor store in the pick your sixer section.

A - Poured from undated brown 12oz bottle to a pint glass. The beer pours a bright clear amber color with a 1 finger white head with decent retention and some lacing.

S - The beer is strong in malt character with a sweet biscuit aroma. Not a lot of hope aroma. A bit metallic.

T - Unlike the nose the hop character is more noticeable on the tongue. A bit of lemony citrus character with some floral to boot. The malt presence again is dominant with a lot of caramel malt throughout.

M - The beer is a bit overcarbonated in my opinion which makes for a sharp mouthfeel.

O - A decent beer but just a little better than average.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-20-2011 19:58:51

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can from scotchboy

A: Pours out light copper with real high carbonation. A big billowy head shoots up quickly and dissipates just as fast. Sticky lacing.

S: Mainly caramel and pale malts in the nose along with some sweet bread. Real malty for a pale ale, not in a bad way, in a flavorful but still easy drinking way. Grapefruit, earth, and assorted citrus are there albeit slightly distant. It smells sweet like honey.

T: Starts out with sweet malt, biscuit, and caramel. Vague fruit peaks through mid-drink. The finish is comprised of a palette-cleaning blast of fresh noble hops and citrus, just real crisp and clean. Things seem to work quite alright with each other. I like that they aren't trying to go too bitter with this

M: Light-medium body and zesty carbonation. Goes down very easy.

O: A solid, crisp & clean tasting pale ale. I'm glad to have this change-up from all of the heavy brews I've been drinking lately. I could have several of these in one sitting.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big Sky Scape Goat Pale Ale

Appearance: golden, medium head, and good lacing.

Smell: hops, fruit, and grain.

Taste: hops, malty grains, and a faint fruit.

Mouthfeel: medium.

Overall:
This is a really nice pale ale. It has a good amount of flavor that is well balanced and savory.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.09/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Glass - Pint

A - A nice golden colored brew with high clarity and moderate carbonation. It produced a 2-finger head that seemed to stick around well. I got a nice splash left on my glass.

S - Smells mostly hop forward. A semi bright rind, lemon and orange thing going on. Mild pine in there as well, with dry and floral notes. Subtle caramel, cracker and bread underneath the hops.

T - Hmm, well it tastes like a Pale Ale. Rind, pine and grapefruit bite the tongue upfront and throughout. Malts are soft and lend soft bread and caramel on the back of the tongue. Hops are definitely dominant and finish this brew with a lingering rind and floral flavor. It's a bit drying as well, and the bitterness is low-moderate.

M - It's pretty crisp, with a firm medium body.

O - This beer is kinda what I expected it to be. I think it's good, the hops are very refreshing along with the high carbonation. I would have liked a little more balancing to it though, a touch of toast, along those lines. The punch of citrus like hops could have been toned down as well. All in all I'd drink it again but I would prefer something else.

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Scape Goat Pale Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 433 ratings.
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