Fatehunter (2112) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a pint glass. Two fingers of head, dark brown color.
Strong pine smell with some grapefruit backup.
Balanced flavor at first, big pine tree and lemon in the middle, ends with a brunt malt. Curious and good.
Medium and sticky body, moderate carbonation.
A good DIPA.
wintyguy (69) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pour, red/brown. Gorgeous head, that dissipates quickly. Very floral/herbaceous. Follows in taste, cascade/citra,centennial, not quite sure. The mouthfeel is thin. Not bad at all, just that the hops are the defining character here ,not the malt. Good floral beer overall. West Coast styles!
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 (5415) - 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 doesn’t 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 (426) - 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 (674) - 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 (327) - 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 (7997) - 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. It’s almost black until you hold it to the light. It’s 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. It’s medium bodied and foamy. It leaves the tongue dry and rough. It’s 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 (298) - 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.