on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 226   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theOptimator (357) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Aroma is raisin, sweet malt, plum, stone fruit, floral hopping. Appearance is orange copper crystal clear with medium frothy off white head that retains well. Taste is rich malt forward, raisin, plum, stone fruits, hint of darker malt adds to malt complexity without becoming roasty. Hop flavor almost nonexistent. Just enough darker malt and light hop bitterness to keep from being cloying. Palate is medium but crisp. Chewy for such a small beer. Bright minerally aftertaste. Overall a nice scottish. A hard to find style that is done nicely here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10029) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle. Nutty caramel malt and straw aroma. Dark chestnut brown with small head. Sweet cherry caramel malt and mildly bitter hay flavor. Nice body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5723) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle: Clear, deep red-brown with a thick beige head. Nutty, caramel malt aroma. Sweet, mild, creamy caramel malt, milk chocolate, a little buttery....toasty....a bit of cola. Very pleasant and sessionable. Points for a nice reference to "So I Married An Axe-Murderer"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6086) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ Ballast Point Miramar, San Diego, CA

Pours reddish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of berries, caramely malts and toffee. Taste is smooth, malty and caramely with hints of berries and syrup. Finish is caramely, malty and sweet with notes of toffee and berries. Quite sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ Ballast Point (Miramar), San Diego, CA. Pours a mahogany colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of English toffee, grassy hops and some spiciness. Flavour of crisp grassy bitterness, rather heavy sweetness, mild herbal notes and berries. Medium bodied. Sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (8807) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Tap @ Ballast Point Miramar, San Diego.
Pours clear amber color with a small head. Stuffy caramel malt aroma, some nutty notes and bread. Flavor is nutty with some berry notes, malty amygdala bready, faint died fruits. Smooth palate with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7894) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ the brewpub, Miramar. Aroma has butterscotch, toffee and sweet malt. Flavour has toffee, caramel, butterscotch and sweet malty tones. Too sticky, drinkability is not that great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlandersNed (392) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2015
22 oz bottle. Lightly sweet start w/ hints of caramel & brown sugar. Malty middle & drier finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (6858) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Light peat malt and some hint of whiskey. Pours hazy brown with good head. Light sour finish. Good balance and easy drinking. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (2665) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
Pours clear caramel with a medium frothy off white head. Aromas of rye bread, butterscotch, caramel and toffee. Taste is butterscotch, rye bread, caramel and toffee. Moutfeel is medium bodied with med carbonation.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4  5  6 7 8 » 23

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50