RATINGS: 264   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 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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3.6
jsmerig (1590) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Pours a clear mahogany with a white foamy head. Cinnamon notes in the aroma along with maple syrup Malts. Taste is malt forward with a smoky note that blends well with the bitterness as the finish dries up nicely. Thick mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
WillemsUrenkel (1877) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2016
22 fl oz bottle bought at the brewery. Clear bright copper in the glass, small light beige head. Fine malty nose. Taste starts malty, light toasted, caramell, some hop in the background. Low fruityness in the second row. Low bitterness in the aftertaste. That kind of easy to drink and enjoy it beer.

2.2
DocJitsu (1979) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Pours a clear brown-copper with a smooth caramel colored head. Not much of a nose. Bland. Thicker mouthfeel than a dark lager, but the flavor profile is not much of a departure. Very disappointed.

3.4
nickd717 (4691) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Draft at Ballast Point Little Italy. Clear chestnut brown with a small white head. Aroma is big caramel, toffee, a little nutty. Sweet flavor, big caramel and toffee malt notes, light smoke, slight bitter. Medium bodied and slick feel. A good Scottish.

3.4
Ron (3963) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear brown color with a smallish off white head on there. Nose has some caramel to it as well as a bit of bread coming through. Taste is bready and a bit sweet, though it drinks rather smoothly.

3.3
rougeau13 (3015) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Dark clear reddish brown with a thin layer of khaki bubbles. Aroma of toast, caramel, and a hint of dark fruit. Taste is toasty and slightly sweet. Medium bodied and pretty much perfectly carbonated.

3.4
drjay44 (3713) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2016
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, poorly retained light beige head, over a clear, dark copper (SRM 18) body.....nose is moderate caramel, light fruits including raisin, plum, no hops......taste is very mildly sweet with caramel tones, light dried fruits, finishing almost dry with minimal hop bitterness......mouth feel, light of medium body, no alcohol, high carbonation with moderate acid. This is a mid level Scottish ale in the spectrum, known as export. The malts, while present are quite simple, minimally sweet, but appropriately caramelly, with minimal hop presence. It meets the export style quite nicely, but is not a terribly interesting beer to drink. BJCP 8/3/15/5/8

3.5
markas101 (2455) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2016
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Amber brown, metallic caramel aroma with some brown sugar. Bright flavour, then more brown sugar and sharp citrus caramel finish.

4.1
martjoobolut (4387) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 17, 2016
Bottle (from firma bier). Pours dark brown with beige brownish head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, caramel, bread, malt. Flavor is sweet and bready, caramel, malt. Feels a bit like proper "strong" kvass, it has so nice malty breadiness. Overall: very nice beverage, i can session this.

3.4
mdgraber64 (36) - Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Piper down is a Scottish ale with lots of malts and very little hops. Has a sweet toffee aroma and flavor. Enjoying! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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