Far be it for me to suggest that Sean Connery doesn’t wear anything under his kilt, but given the evidence on the internet it seems that most guys that are daring enough to actually don the tartan plaid do so commando style. To quote Kramer from Seinfeld…”I’m out there Jerry!” So when I had the Pikes Kilt Lifter I was expecting something, well…kinda in my face, but not in a gay way…not that there is anything wrong with that!
OK so this is uncomfortable; back to the beer. As some of you know I’ve fallen in love with Scotch Ales over this summer. Their malty goodness with hop bite and lighter mouthfeel is just what the doctor ordered for these hot summer days. Not too heavy but still full of flavor. So when I lifted up the kilt what did I get? Well it sure wasn’t what I expected…
So first you can see that this particular scotch ale is quite a few shades lighter than the others I’ve had. This almost looked ambery instead of having that nice dark brown, blackish look with a white head. No this was a light brown with a thin and wispy head. Not the look I was hoping for.
The nose was small too, and had just a touch of maltiness to it, and almost no hop presence at all. I was beginning to have my doubts and began to wish I had chosen the Black IPA on tap. I soon found out that it would have been a wiser choice.
See Pike’e Kilt Lifter is a 6.5% ABV brew and I was on my lunch hour, so having a second wasn’t really in the cards, and I had already gotten half way through when I had the idea to switch. If I was drinking this at home I would have poured it out, because life is too short to drink shitty beer, but I had paid for it, and frankly, the pizza I ordered was spicy and I needed a cool drink.
So it was thin and lacked body and flavor, and had a strange stale taste to it. I’ll never buy this again, and from what I’ve heard about Pike’s other products, I think I probably will pass them over for the foreseeable future.
So what was under the kilt?…Well in this case absolutely nothing. Kinda like peeking under the skirt of a Raggedy Ann doll. You always hope for something but what you get leaves you wanting a lot more. What, you never did that as a kid?…Well that is just how I roll.