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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Prepare to get your kilt all twisted up! A big, hoppy, malty, seriously delicious ale. Cheers! Brewed with Northern Brewer, US Goldings, Chinook, Simcoe, Fuggle and Willamette hops.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Decent beer. First sip was nice and chocolately but I dont get that after a few sips, too bad. Has a kind of soapy/astrigent aroma. Somewhat bitter aftertaste. I think I prefer my scotch ales straight up, malty and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (12447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Certainly not hop forward but more like a scotch ale with a smatterin of c hops. Its good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Deep amber with a medium off-white crown. Aroma of toffee and citrus with bready malt and mild caramel. Taste is sweet but balanced with toffee, toasted malt, citrus with a mild bitter citrusy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark amber. Huge frothy head. Mild Peat aroma. Peat and sweet malt in flavor. Not getting the hops in this one. This was a good beer and I do like this brewery a lot, but I would have expected a bit more flavor a in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1547) - Northville, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours an orange amber with an off-white head. Toasty caramel toffee aroma. Toasted biscuit and caramel flavors with some aged hoppiness, toffee, earthy, red apple hints. Its pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (681) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle pour to pint. Mildly sweet caramel malt and mild hoppiness. Smooth and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (5398) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2013
12 ounce bottle into snifter, best before 6/3/2013. Pours slightly hazy ruby red color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, raisin, pine, grapefruit, orange zest, toast, floral, bread, light peat, and floral earthiness; some slight phenols, but not much. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop and malt complexity. Taste of caramel, raisin, grapefruit, orange zest, pine, toast, brown sugar, floral, light chocolate, bread, and floral earthiness. Slight pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, raisin, citrus, pine, floral, toast, brown sugar, light chocolate, and floral earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and hop flavors; with a great balance of moderate hop bitterness and malt sweetness; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good hoppy scotch ale. Nice complexity of hop and malt flavors with great balance; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b33f (23) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2013
Pours a dark reddish amber with about 1 finger of off white head which disappears quickly. The smell is faint malts, not too much going on. The taste is not very hoppy at all for a beer with the word hop in the title. The scotch ale flavor is there, but its not as pleasant as Founders Dirty Bastard for example. The palate is good, its about as thick as youd want a scotch ale to be, slightly smooth and creamy. I was expecting something more along the lines of Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale, so this was disappointment. Not a bad beer, but not what I was hoping for.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Krej (223) - USA - APR 6, 2013
Ive been searching for this beer for months and I was always disappointed when I saw the box but the bottles werent hopscotch. Today I finally found it and started drinking it as soon as I could. It has a nice creamy head and is a translucent amber color. It smells and tastes a bit scotchy but not very hoppy. It has a sweet caramel maltyish taste that is very good. Ill definitely be getting this again as its very good and not that expensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (377) - - APR 6, 2013
I had this at a tasting a while ago before it was released. I was blown away then and I am definitely not disappointed now. This is a great beer malty with enough hops to be noticed. I could see how you would be disappointed if you were looking for a very hoppy beer, because this is not that. What you get instead is a caramelly sweet malty beer with a slight hoppy presence. This is a great beer, but if you were expecting something bitter look elsewhere.

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