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Ballast Point Piper Down Scottish Ale



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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A Scottish ale with San Diego spirit. Our Piper Down Scottish Ale hits all the right notes for the Ballast Point Bagpipe Corps that inspired it. We created this very low hopped, malty ale for the band to enjoy using UK Maris Otter malt, roasted barley, UK hops and low fermentation temperatures. Then we let the brew’s sweet complexity build over a three-hour boil. Full of roasted caramel flavor, it’s a pub classic with Ballast Point personality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19167) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2015
Draft @ Taproom, Malmö. Pours a clear dark amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish with weak hints of dark fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottled, dark orange with a good looking foam, aroma and flavor is quite bland, some maltiness and not much else

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5801) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2015
On tap at Churchkey pours a mostly clear, ruby amber with some thin, creamy white head. Nose has wet malts, some baked apple, brown sugar, a bit earthy. Flavor follows, nothing jumps, soggy brown bread, some caramel, baked apple, pear too., Watery finish. More of an amber ale than a scotch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5916) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
Draught at BrewDog Bar, Göteborg, Sweden. Clear copper, medium tan head. Nutty, caramelly, piney hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turtles (377) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
Tap @ Bishops Arms Hornsgatan. Deep ruby red/brown, compact off-white head. The aroma is sweet, caramel, toffee, bread, malt, peat. Smooth mouthfeel, medium body, gentle carbonation. The taste is balanced and stays long, malt, caramel, toffee, dark dried fruit, oak, mild smoke. Well made with multiple flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4957) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Bar cons 2016-06-26 Göteborg AR: wee butter fudge, red fruits AP: amber/red clear, frothy ofwhite head F: wee cherry, caramel, almost watery feeling, soft carbonation, medium bitterness,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (4005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Reddish pour. Off white head. Draft pour at ballast point in little Italy. Carmel and malty. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2679) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 14, 2015
This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a slightly dark amber to ruddy brown color with a one and a half finger white foamy rocky head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light speckled and messy lacing roamed about the glass. The smell started off with a slight baked apple leading into a light caramel malt and then a slightly roasty nuttiness rolling about. The taste was matly sweet carrying the light apple into the caramel and having a slight roastiness about it. Rolling nuttiness combined with the caramel and apple leads into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the palate with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation seems fairly refined but still good for a Scottish ale and for me as it leads to a slight creamy texture. Overall, as a Scottish ale, I dig it. Its good and has some good aspects going on and this would be great with its respected food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (146) - - MAY 21, 2015
Served on tap at Bailey's. Dark red Amber color with a medium tan head. Light body fairly smooth. Sweet fruit with a weak finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
two7offsuit (355) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Pouts a reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of caramel and brown sugar. Flavor is caramel, toffee, and malt.

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