Scape Goat Pale Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

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81
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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%
 
 
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14
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32
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i always admire when simple ingredients and processes yield spectacular beers, and this is a great example of that. an english pale ale thats real hoppy, and not with tropical new world varietals, but with the classics. these beers are traditional for a reason, and i think the aggressive use of these hops make this beer awesome. the english ale yeast profile is minimal, and the grain base, while sturdy and appropriate, is not overly flavorful. it lets the hops do the majority of the work in the flavor, which i think is right on for the style, but also lets me taste these hops in higher doses than we usually get them. its bitter sure, but there is also a pear-like fruitiness to it in the finish, and a really clean aspect where they go away really quick for how flavorful they are. just a touch more honey sweetness from the grain than i need, and maybe a little more body too than i need for a beer i want to consume by the six pack, but the high carbonation and clean finish both help with drinkability. simple beer made right, i always appreciate that, and this is a good take on the style with that mentality. drink it close to freezing though, it loses some of its pop as it warms up.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed to full phone notes while at Mather Campground, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ. Probably the 4th or 5th can out of the six pack for the review.

A- Can poured to a goblet with a mid range golden body that is mostly clear. A white head forms to above a finger high with a foamy and frothy texture. The cap recedes to a thick ring leaving spotty lace at first with small sheets and webs as well.

S- Citrus hops come in with medium strength and are met by slight pale malt hints as well as yeast bread and light fruit notes. Balanced all around with perhaps a slight edge to the zesty hops.

T- Just enough hops to call this hoppy I would say. They stand out just above the other flavors with notes of orange citrus, grapefruit, floral and slight pine. Fresh cracked pale malts, cereal grains, biscuit, yeast bread and just a tiny bit of fruit esters provide a balance to the hops.

MF- Light to medium bodied for an APA with a crisp, frothy consistency. Carbonation is fairly high and provides a bit of a bite that pushes the hops. Moderately bitter finish.

Definitely reminds me a bit of SNPA but not quite as Cascade citrus driven. A nice balance is struck with hops taking a slight edge.

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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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