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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3503) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear brown color with a smallish off white head on there. Nose has some caramel to it as well as a bit of bread coming through. Taste is bready and a bit sweet, though it drinks rather smoothly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2513) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Dark clear reddish brown with a thin layer of khaki bubbles. Aroma of toast, caramel, and a hint of dark fruit. Taste is toasty and slightly sweet. Medium bodied and pretty much perfectly carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3337) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2016
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, poorly retained light beige head, over a clear, dark copper (SRM 18) body.....nose is moderate caramel, light fruits including raisin, plum, no hops......taste is very mildly sweet with caramel tones, light dried fruits, finishing almost dry with minimal hop bitterness......mouth feel, light of medium body, no alcohol, high carbonation with moderate acid. This is a mid level Scottish ale in the spectrum, known as export. The malts, while present are quite simple, minimally sweet, but appropriately caramelly, with minimal hop presence. It meets the export style quite nicely, but is not a terribly interesting beer to drink. BJCP 8/3/15/5/8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2270) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2016
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Amber brown, metallic caramel aroma with some brown sugar. Bright flavour, then more brown sugar and sharp citrus caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (2799) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 17, 2016
Bottle (from firma bier). Pours dark brown with beige brownish head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, caramel, bread, malt. Flavor is sweet and bready, caramel, malt. Feels a bit like proper "strong" kvass, it has so nice malty breadiness. Overall: very nice beverage, i can session this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mdgraber64 (31) - Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Piper down is a Scottish ale with lots of malts and very little hops. Has a sweet toffee aroma and flavor. Enjoying! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanhunter_4 (209) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2016
12 oz bottle poured in hotel room. Pours red with an off white head. Smells like malt and roasted nuts. Tastes the same. Average but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2016
On tap @ the SD Wild Life Park. Poured a brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Caramel, some earthiness and nutty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5525) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2016
The beer pours deep bronze with a tan head. The aroma has dry toffee, caramel, toasted malt, a bit of chocolate and Scottish ale yeast. The beer has a medium/thin body with mild carbonation. The taste starts with toasty malt, crusty bread, dry caramel and has a nice authentic taste. The finish has light minerals added. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjohnny (481) - - MAR 22, 2016
Spice, malt, caramel. Pours dark iced tea brown with an off white head that fades pretty quickly. Soft mouthfeel with a bubbly sharp finish. Earthy. Sweet. Spice. Pretty good stuff.

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