RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 brews sweet complexity build over a three-hour boil. Full of roasted caramel flavor, its a pub classic with Ballast Point personality.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PugUglyBrewer (372) - - DEC 25, 2016
A dialed in Scottish ale. Perfectly engineered with a raisiny, sweet bread pairing with a smooth caramel malt in the aroma and flavor make this extremely enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (1555) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Clear Hamilton shaker pint plastic glass From: N/A; Found at in-laws Price: N/A Purchased: Nov. 23, 2016 Consumed: Nov. 23, 2016 Reviewed as: Scottish Ale Misc.: No bottled on date Couldnt believe that I had never tried this, let along reviewed it. I like the style, but do not like that Ballast Point sold out like a bunch of chumps (I would have done the same thing for $1 billion. Will try to review fairly. Poured a red-brown amber clear color with two fingers of khaki frothy head. Some bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Decent spotty lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.25) Smelled toffee, roasted nuts, caramel, toasted oak, hints of ashtray, dark fruits and biter black coffee. (Smell - 3.75) Rather let down on the taste initially. Toasted toffee, dirty oak, roastiness, caramel, dark fruits, brown bread, plum hints of char wood and grain. (Taste - 3.75) Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, roasty finish. (Feel - 4.00) Not a bad beer, especially for the style. But still #CraftAdjace. (Overall - 3.75) 3.81 86 B+

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehaak26 (305) - - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Aroma of roasted malt and cinnamon. Taste is sweet with a nice finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (26787) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2016
Draught at Bishops Arms Gustav. Clear ruby colored with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hay and dried fruits. Fruity flavor of caramel, bread and dried fruits. Fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (3084) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2016
Fat @ Bishops Arms GA, Malm. Konjaksfrgad l med ett vitt skum. Dofter av malt, karamell, nt och mjlkchoklad. Smakinslag av ekfat, nt, karamell och malt. Ngot tunn i kroppen. Mjuk munknsla. Ntig och st eftersmak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sirzekel (64) - Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Really good. Doesn't have a Scottish ale feel, more if a strong read ale. Will have again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (286) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Huge cinnamon nose. Pours red brown and clear with a tight tan head. Big lacing. Cinnamon and run in the taste but balanced with a base, bitter-like mouthfeel and sharp sour finish. Super interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MetalNHopHead (1696) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Youd be hard-pressed to dock any points from Piper Down when it comes to style guidelines. This looks/tastes/feels like a Scottish Ale. Reddish brown shade with a cream-colored head. Malty toasted aroma - biscuit. Rich taste with a fat caramel note. Some subtle herbal hoppiness but hardly any bitterness to speak of. Extremely smooth with a short finish. Not especially complex but its the kind of thing I could drink almost endlessly.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (1879) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle. A- Malty, cereal, subtle caramel. A- Dark garnet color, clear liquid, beige head. T- Malty, bread dough, caramel, cereal. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- Not a favorite style and while this seemed well done, it still wasnt too my liking.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (453) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Style is a fave and this does not disappoint. Pours dark mahogany with fast-disappeared head, leaving a ring. Aroma is sweet malty caramel and a touch of smoke. Flavor is malty too, maybe a little one-dimensional, but really tasty. Smooth and clean finish make this very enjoyable. Only complaints are this is a little on the light side and not as complex as some better style offerings.


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