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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2258) - 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 (2701) - 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 (199) - 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 (11004) - 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 (5464) - 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 (476) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1590) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Deep copper/bronze with a dense one-finger tan head and nice lace. Aromas of brown sugar, caramel, biscuits and toffee. Caramel sweetness with biscuity malt and toffee, just a hint of grassy hops. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, sticky mouthfeel and a lingering sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (5413) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Kibble nose. Tea colored, clear, thick tan head, decent lace. Kibble, dried leaves. Fantastic treacle and coffee finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Really great take on the style, not cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5499) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Aroma is fruit/dark fruit, malts and a good hint of sweetness. The flavor is fruit/dark fruit, malts, a hint of tobacco and a mix of sweet and nutty in the finish.

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