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 (676) - 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 (942) - 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 (4499) - Olympia, 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 (5357) - Hampton, Virginia, 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.
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the Safeco Field brewpub. Pours light coppery amber with densely moussy but very thin off-white head. Plenty of lace. Sour sweaty nose, some CO2 and yeast there. Watery, lightly fizzy attack. Bitter toast and light aluminum notes. Fairly clean finish.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Source: Brewfest, Richmond VA
slight aroma with some malt sweetness and just a touch of hops, light creamy body with low carbonation, slight hop flavor with residual bitterness, a good mild
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 2/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 5/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a brilliant amber with orange and gold highlights and a thick off-white head that laces the glass. The aroma is very mild - hints of bread yeast and a slight touch of malt. The flavor is also very light - it starts off with some mild malts, a touch of toasted bread, and some very earthy, almost grassy, hops. The beer finishes very bitter from the spicey and earthy hops. The mouthfeel is flat and lifeless - I’m afraid to say that the nitrogen does nothing for this beer. Overall, one of the worst beers out of the sampler.