ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a dark black with a bit of ruby mixed in and a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted caramel malts and citrus hops. There are also some earthy hops and a bit of chocolate.
T - Starts off with some roasted caramel and light chocolate malts with some citrus and orange hops. Through the middle, some earthy and pine hops come through with some bitterness and a bit more chocolate flavor. The finish is a mix of roasted caramel and citrus hops with a bit of bitterness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, roasted, and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice dark IPA. A little bit malt forward, could have used a bit more hops.
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 8, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Looks okay, not much head. This doesnít smell all that hoppy, maybe even a bit buttery to me. I am reminded once again why Pyramid is my least favorite "big" west coast brewery. Some thickness to it, but the finish is very chalky, leaving a bad coating on my mouth and mostly has bittering hops that have been roasted. Discordant? yes. Good. No.
mintzmeet (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy aroma, strong bitter tones but not overwhelming, vaguely rootish. Dark cola color , similarly Bubbly mouth feel
rayOfBeer (670) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: Dark brown with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is citrus and pine hoppy with a whiff of malt. Flavor is thick with a pine and orange/grapefruit hop profile together with some creamy caramel and some toffee notes. Slight roast comes out in the aftertaste. Palate is bitter with a sprinkling of sweet malt throughout. Overall nice flavor with a good balance of malt to bitterness, I was hoping for a little more roast but still easy to drink.
improvjock (322) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with big tan fluffy head. It looks like I just poured a root beer float. Aroma of dark chocolate and malts. Flavor is bitter coffee and vanilla, with some hoppy bitterness in the finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours clear brown with dark copper hues and weak short lived dark tan head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, some chocolate malts and then a good dose of pine hops rolling into faint earthy black tea. The taste is awfully similar with very dark roasted malts, dry chocolate malts, a decent level of pine hops and then slight levels of earthy black tea and a dash of citrus. This is thin in body but offers up a more sessionable option for the style if that is what one is after.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pyramid Discord Black IPA is a dark berry colored beer. Itís almost black until you hold it to the light. Itís topped with a dense, waxy khaki foam that has outstanding retention and lacing. There are bright, citrusy hops in the aroma with notes of fresh squeezed orange juice and fresh cut fir... perhaps a hint of roast and ash. Itís medium bodied and foamy. It leaves the tongue dry and rough. Itís quite bitter. Pine resin fades into juniper and leaves a medicinal aftertaste. The dark malt is far in the background. This is all about the hops, for sure. This is not a timid beer, nor is it for the timid. This is a nice bitter slap in the face.
cblado (240) - Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep mahogany color. Thick tan head, good lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, pine, and citrus. Flavor is bitter hops, with a strong backbone of malt. Palate is a bit thinner than I was expecting. Overall, a very drinkable beer.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light chocolate aroma, typical citrus hops, more coffee like as the beer warmed brown color, very light, lightly bitter, light body, average carbonation, enjoyable
pottygok (469) - Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Chocolate and coffee malts, hints of earthy yeast with floral hops at the edges.
Appearance: Dark black with minimal head.
Taste: Light sweetness with light sourness at the edges of the finish.
Palate: Medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, long finish.
Overall: Not unpleasant, and certainly well designed and balanced, but itís also not a standout either. Still, itís very solid.