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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (954) - USA - MAY 13, 2014
Dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is light cocoa and peat. Flavor is light cocoa, some peat and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is a bit thin though. Wife: 3.4

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2014
On tap at Big Texas Beer Fest. Amber pour with little to no head. Aroma is sweet, maybe earthy, and grain. Taste is light moss, sweet grain, and caramel.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
cafgen (144) - California, USA - APR 20, 2014
Red color with a two finger tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel and a slight hoppiness. Caramel and sweetness is predominant in taste with a small bitterness. A good one but not my type of beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2014
Pours deep amber with a small tan head. Sweet caramel maltiness and bready grain. Nice Scottish ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11504) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Draught at Ballast Point Tasting Room. Clear deep amber beer with a decent beige head. Hoppy caramel aroma, chocolate, cocoa powder, licorice, hay, some dark bread. Roasted caramel flavor, fruity, hoppy bitter, citrus, cocoa powder, some hay. Decent beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3844) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2014
BTBF. Clear amber orange color. Light aroma, grass and grainn, lightly sweet. Sweet malts on the flavor, sugary, light grain. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2014
Copper pour, off white head. Smoke, peat, caramel, rich malts and sweet. Easy palate, heavy sweet caramel, peat faint smoke, nice finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
Draft at Capone’s. Poured hazy brown with tan head. Nose was earthy brown sugar, caramel malt, hops, with a dense finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (278) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
I really like me a Scottish ale. This one reminds me of a smooth Belhaven. Boozy and thick. Probably really good with some pancakes. Mmmm, pancakes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5904) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Draft sample although bottles are now in the area. Pours a clear deep amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malt, buttery toffee, toasted malts, a mild nutty character, but no real hops to speak of. Smooth and drinkable, but not overly complex.


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