Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 A light copper beer with a white head. My roommate ordered the non-nitrogenated version of this, which I tried a taste of, and it struck me that this beer does not benefit from the nitrogen. There is added smoothness, but I found it flattened the flavors a lot and killed whatever pizazz the original had. Creamy and easy to drink, but the flavor is rather watery, a little sweet, and only very slightly hoppy. Was definitely too low in hops for a pale ale.
BuckeyeBoy (4055) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap Pyramid Seattle location Poues out a amber topped with a small white head. Aroma of malts and toast. Tast was ligth sweetness maybe caramel the toasted malts and a light floral hop. NO PDA for this brew.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Safeco Field brewpub. Dark amber color with a moderate, slightly creamy head. Bit of malt and light caramel nose. Simple flavors with a some caramel, lightly toasted malt and a bit of green floral hops. A simple ale to go this the typical bar food.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the PDX Green Dragon. Pours golden orange with a small white head. Pretty malty throughout, bready and soft caramel. Palate was a bit watery and finished bland. Overall just not enough hops to stand up against the pale ales in the area.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap from Pyramid, obviously. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but the nitro flattens out what could otherwise be a promising pale ale.
Oscbert (1165) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 30, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
~Pours a light copper with thick creamy white head.
~Mild malt and hop scent.
~Taste is dulled out by creamy nitrogen pour. Light malts and hops again with taste.
~Creamy feel, quick finish.
~The bartender said that this is a nitro version of Mactarnahan’s Amber Ale.
Although it does look good, I think they ruined a really good brew by using nitrogen on this one. Doesn’t mix well.
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Pint - Pyramid Brewery - Seattle, WA
Aroma – Very nice malt and hops aroma.
Appearance – Amber in color, Nice head and clear.
Flavor – Nice easy drinking amber ale with hops and good malts.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, great texture with a good dry finish.
Overall – A very nice easy drinking beer. Has some great flavors. I liked this beer.
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2008
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
1/2 pint on nitro at Barclay’s in Oakland. Solid cream top over an amber-colored, clear brew. Nutty buddy! Milky caramel. Doesn’t lend itself well to the nitro delivery, IMHO. (#3416, 4/12/2008)
elelwarren (140) - SF Bay area, California, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2007 Tasted at Pyramid’s Berkeley brewpub as a taster set w/5 other beers. Beautiful in the glass. Darker than most pale ales, with a thick foamy head. Appeared more like a dark lager or British strong ale.
Very floral, both in flavor and odor. What surprised me, though, was the overwhelming & unappealing wateriness in the middle third; flavor simply dissipated! Floral hop ending helped save the beer. I am not sure why this is called a pale ale.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at MacTarnahan’s tap room--Poured a cascading creamy tawny-golden nitro body with a fluffy ice cream head. Mouth feel was rich and desert-like. Light and very quaffable. Nose of spicy and floral hops. Slightly metallic but not so much that it hindered the overall impression of this brew. Clean and pleasant silken finish.