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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - 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?


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle from the mixed pack. Pours medium amber brown, clear, nice head. Sweet caramel malt focused aroma. Flavor is rich caramel malts, a hint of toast and very faint raisin. Finish is very faintly floral hops, mostly consumed by the malts, with drying bitterness. Enjoyable brew in a style I don’t have very often. Liked it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2016
On tap at ballast point little Italy. Nice looking caramel beer. Aroma fairly heavy on the dishrag side for me. Bready malts dominate. A little thin.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1791) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Bomber from Julio’s. Pours out a rich deep amber color. Pillowy tan head settles to almost nothing. Well balanced sweet malty notes. Easy drinking and very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quick3Beers (883) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Pours a rich leathery brown from a bottle. Don’t get me wrong, the aroma and flavor aren’t leathery. Just the color. The aroma is very slightly of caramel and toffee. Flavor is kind of like a very dry cream soda or something. But absolutely no leather. Good no-leather beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (664) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from One Stop Market. Aroma is caramel, light fruit. Appearance is mainly clear (light haze), reddish dark amber with consistent trace sparkle, fizzy ephemeral finger-width light brown head (like a soda) and no lacing. Taste is moderately sweet caramel, English hops. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with thick, sticky texture, average carbonation and mildly sweet caramel finish. Overall, a straightforward Scottish ale without tremendously bold aroma/taste--especially for the heavy palate--and a pour more resembling a soda. Kinda weird.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grimreaperguru (263) - santee, California, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany color with a short lived light tan head. The aroma was of sweet caramel. The flavor of was of a sweet caramel that was a little on the medium side. The body was full with a light bitter aftertaste. Overall a good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerowulf (89) - , Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle poured into English pint. Aroma of malt and slightly metallic. Tastes of coffee and malt. Slight carbonation. Little to no lacing on glass. An average session able ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3971) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2016
tap - Pours dark amber with a slightly smoky, caramel malt aroma. It has a sweet caramel malt flavor with a hint of smoke. This is an enjoyable medium bodied beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffbot (340) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Pour is a semi-tan brown with a small creamy head and small lacing. Smell is caramel, roasty, and some nice sweet aromas. Taste is mild caramel, nice calm coffee and a balance of malt. Long lasting caramel and a drying presence

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2548) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2016
not overly full of whiskey and peat. that my friends is a plus. moderate body with a touch of oil. balanced with sweetness rare for a Scots ale. refreshing and as might gather not overpowering yet genuine. the piper may be down you Bastard but he’s not out!!!


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