Ballast Point Piper Down

Published On July 21, 2015 | By Stephen Rubke | Anything Beer, Beer Reviews

From the self proclaimed Mecca of craft beer, San Diego brewers Ballast Point give us Piper Down. It’s a scotch ale that follows the apparent tradition of giving these beers hilarious names like Sheep Shagger and Kilt Lifter. And what is a Scotch Ale exactly? A less-hopped beer that boils longer to achieve a sweeter, maltier taste.

Piper Down meets these straight forward characteristics quite adequately; and I wouldn’t expect anything less from this brewery. A fairly smooth and drinkable beer that occupies a beautiful spot between heavy, complex beers and lighter ales and lagers.
The very nature of this beer really prevents it from being a profoundly original or life-altering. But it’s a solid choice to bring to a party that might be attended by a few casual drinkers. Yes, a Corona fan could enjoy this as much as an imperial stout devotee. 3.5/5 definitely give it a try.

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Stephen Rubke
i, I'm Stephen. I'm an airline pilot and reformed beer drinker. Born and raised in southern California and lived the last half of my life in the SF Bay Area. I like sports cars with clutch pedals, airplanes, and both college and pro football. I spent most of my 20's drinking High Life and Rolling Rock, but was shamed into beer snobbery by the woman who would become my wife. Currently I enjoy travelling around the country and searching out the local beers. Cheers!

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