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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
cafgen (154) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4994) - 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 (7369) - 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 (7832) - 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 (7517) - 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 (50) - , 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 (5464) - 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 (2028) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle-Purchased at Kelleys Liquors in Las Cruces, NM Pours dark amber hue with a small soapy off-white head and sparse lacing. nose is big sweet caramel malts, light fruity notes, mostly sweet caramel malt here. a pinch of earthy hops. rich malty flavors with a tad of very earthy hops. No bitterness really to speak of minus a tad of husky malt maybe. very solid brew if you ask me. not a style im very interested in however, this works very well. I dig it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Great Scottish, malty some smoke and burnt toast. Taste of medium to dark roast with well balanced malty richness. Classic to style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2936) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 29, 2015
on tap @ BrewRiver / Cincinnati OH --- Clear amber brown, off-white head cover, blobs of lace. Taste is semi-sweet caramel malt that has mild carbonation on the swallow, followed by modest hops. A light, but easy-drinking, brew with good flavor. Balanced toward sweet.

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