N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís winter now and that means dry air in the house. Dry air means sore throats and sore throats mean going to sleep with a lozenge in my mouth. For various biological and parental reasons, I lack the ability to unconsciously consume a lozenge while I sleep. Flash forward two hours later and I startle awake with cotton mouth and a dry stone lozenge against my sticky cheek. And that is what I think of with this beer. Itís a bit of sweet toffee with mild flavors and more balance towards the hops than Iíd have thought.
Luvystypotables (532) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild aroma of malt and hops, ruby color with a nice head. Wonderful complex taste, of scotch, malt, fruit and a hint of hops. Creamy feel with a mild fruity finish.
furthur (124) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange amber body under a bubbly white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, peachy fruity. Taste is bright fruity, caramel and vanilla, mild bitter sweet finish. Body is viscous, but not heavy, with fine carbonation.
DocJitsu (826) - Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a but if a cloudy orange-golden with a large, eggshell colored head. The nose is somewhere in the middle of apple, green grapes, and honeydew melow. Some caramel notes float beneath. A bit puffy in the mouthfeel. More caramel in the flavor than in the aroma. Quite weak though.
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear slightly dark amber under a thin light tan ring of head. The aroma is dark and biscuity with a light touch of molasses and earthy nuttiness. Big rich nutty flavor with some sweet earthy molasses and rich dark toast. But still quaffable, not too sweet or cloy. Just right in the middle and nutty and bready and dark.
slang14 (22) - - MAY 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great color west coast twist on a scotch ale refreshing hops are there but not taking away from the flavor
hockeybeerguy (1474) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a bright amber/copper color with a one and a half finger white foamy head. Adequate foamy lacing clings nicely to the glass.
The smell had the typical meaty/peatiness is pretty scaled back in this one, but I do get it slightly with a decent Caramel maltiness lends a decent aroma.
The taste was mainly sweet with a decent balanced cararmel maltiness coming out leading to the same flavored aftertaste but leaves a watery finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium to show a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation is super smooth and is decent for the style wow.
Overall, this is a good drinking Scotch ale well worthy of coming back to and well worthy of having with its respected meal.
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a clear copper to amber body with a frothy one finger off-white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is sweet and malty with some toasted and grainy malt. The flavor is pretty nice, sweet but not over bearing. The toasty malt dries it out a bit towards the back end. Lingering huskiness. A slightly sweet candy-like caramel finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, a bit clingy and sticky, with soft fizzy carbonation. Serviceable enough, but nothing that sticks out.
oregontarheel (42) - - MAR 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
IBU 27. Poured into a frozen mug. Beautiful appearance. Copper red. Tiny bubbles. Medium head. No real aroma that stands out at all. Taste lightly hopped, malty and sweet. Average beer at best. Pike makes a much better IPA
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ajmkendrick (23) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Pikeís Kilt Lifter was one of the first beers that I drank when I moved out here to the Seattle area. Since there are so many beers to try and so little time, I havenít tried the same beer twice since Iíve been out here, but since I hadnít done a quick review on this one and It was so good, I had to try it again.
The Kilt Lifter pours a nice reddish amber color with a thick tan head.It smells a little like a sweet yeast bread. It tastes mildly of a smoke and orange with a hint of sweet malt. It is nicely carbonated, itís like a peach on the palate. It is easy to drink and went well with a spicy meal.
FrankBrew (43) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Don't really know Scottish ales but this it's a stout to me. Carmel flavors and aromas. Nice and smooth but that's about it
Rated by CEO of Frankbrewco