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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 brewís sweet complexity build over a three-hour boil. Full of roasted caramel flavor, itís a pub classic with Ballast Point personality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4323) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. The look is clear, beige color head, and reddish dirty brown. The smell is caramel, fruit, sweet, malty, and nice. The taste is malty, sweet, rich, caramel, and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4147) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
22 oz bottle. Brown with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of caramel, peat, light smoke, and earth. Taste is of peat, toast, caramel, toffee, and earth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonnyguns (1099) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at Ballast Point brewery. Pours murky deep red with small light brown head. Nose shows light malt, toffee and some honey/caramel. Taste is quite delicate. Light toffee, caramel and honey. Not much to it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7588) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 Sampled at ABR. Slightly murky amber pour. Small soapy white head. Caramel malt. Slightly sweet. Pretty yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Characteristic scotch ale appearance which is a plum brown with a watery body. The armoma is nice dark berry with minimized caramel. Very good for me who is not a big fan of sugary sweetness. The light caramel body has a liveliness and vitality to it. (Multi-hued with varying texture) Light bite. Cool, thinner body. Very light fruity taste dominates the caramel. The peat in the background has a medicinal flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiveacestx (718) - Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bomber - dark brown, medium head with some lacing. Malty, bready taste. Unimpressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crajun (1051) - , Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2014
big fan of this style and brewery but this was average. toasty malts plus some hops but not much really happening with this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (718) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Pours a dark, reddish-brown with minimal head. Aroma of malt and barley. Flavor is very muted for a Scottish ale--tastes more like a brown or nut brown ale. Some roasted malt, some sweetness. Itís easy to drink, but not especially memorable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6698) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
"if you like scotch ales, i canít see not diggin this. it smells exactly like a scotch ale should. Richly malty, with hints of peat and fruit and toffee. The flavor is much the same. Body lacking juuuuuust a tiny bit in richness, but thatís really nitpicking. A deal at $5 or so a bomber."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (279) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle pour. Dark amber with light brown head. Roasted malts and caramel aroma. Somewhat creamy with a light roasted malts taste. Very easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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