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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (561) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer and Taproom Ballast Point tap takeover, very smokey aroma and taste, not as sweet as most Scotch ales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9423) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
A lightly hazed copper amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with dark fruits, alcohol, light butterscotch. In mouth, a nice fruity malt with dark fruits, plums, butterscotch candy, a bit of wood, decent.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
Draught at the Yard House, Honolulu, HI
Cloudy dark amber color with creamy head. The aroma is strangely fruity. Malt and caramel flavor, smooth and lean mouthfeel, with some acidity and fruitiness; ordinary bitterness.
Something is wrong here.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Not a big fan of this either, malty, like a malt but no where near a milkshake ya know?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3210) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Poured an amber brown, aromas of toast, caramel, and light nuts. Flavors are the same, decent caramel flavor, nice beer overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Pale amber pour thin beige head and decent amount of sticky lacing ... Aroma of caramel malts and lightly roasted ... Taste is of chewy caramel malts, light roasted malts and a light dry bitter hop ... Finish is dry and malty .. Decent simple and tasty

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3910) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Tap at Tylers Apex. Dark garnet amber with a small ring of cream colored lace. Nose shows light roast, toasted bread, light dark fruits. Flavor is similar, I guessed a mild scotch ale. Scottish ale! Of course. Light smokiness, light malt sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jnkor (312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Malty and toasty in the nose, with some sweet hints. Taste is also sweet and toasted. Color is a dark brown with a thickish white/brown head. Finish is sweet, malty, and again toasted. Very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nightsky (175) - Lutz, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Aroma is malty. Dark hazy brown color. Medium head. Malty flavor finishes sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2477) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Pint at Tyler’s Apex. Ok aroma. Sweet. Caramel, minor citrus. Clean brownish orange color, ok head minor lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel. Sweet finish. It’s.good, not anything outstanding flavor best part. Nice nutty sweet flavor.


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