RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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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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?


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzy70 (916) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Poured copper, foamy off white head. Aroma was sweet malts, bread, brown sugar. Taste was medium sweet, malty, bread, nutty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Troupis (227) - - JAN 15, 2017
A solid Scottish ale without some of the artificial flavors that often plague this genre. If you're looking for a solid no-nonsense Scottish this is a winner. Had this after 12 mile run so possible it tastes like piss but everything tastes good right now. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (4319) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2016
A very nice Scottish Ale. Nice and malty. Caramel, sweet bread, raisins and brown sugar. Thick mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PugUglyBrewer (323) - - 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 (1510) - 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 (251) - - 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 (26658) - 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 (2991) - 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 (62) - 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 (263) - 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.


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