kp (10886) - 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.
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flavor at first seems flat, probably from the nitrogen. Light and thin, there aren’t hardly any hops, except in the finish. Pretty disappointing.
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper-red as advertised, and thirst quenching like most Pyramid ales, but lacking zing. Nice, easy hopping, and smooth, but highly forgettable.
DYCSoccer17 (3305) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 3, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
10 ounce sample tasted at the brewpub in Sacramento, CA. Also called "Draught Pale Ale". Citric, lemony-metallic bitter hop aroma. Some floral notes as well as some grainy malts are also present. Transparent copper body with some honey-colored hues present. Light yellow frothy head that is pretty decent. Strange, grainy, astringent start. Some roasted malts in the middle with some slight buttery diacetyl notes. Light herbal hop bitterness is present in the finish. Blegh, this just doesnt work. Astringency, lowly hopped, diacetyl mess.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pyramid Brewery: Nice copper color....1/4" creamy head....probably because of the nitro. Creamy mouth feel with a little hops. Odd mineral taste that leaves the mouth a bit metallic.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brewpub: Clear bright reddish amber, creamy head (nitro for sure). Grainy malt aroma, slightly fruity. Smooth, malty palate, mildly citrussy in the finish. Maybe interesting if it wasn’t nitro, but otherwise pretty boring.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 25, 2004
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice creamy white head, clear amber color.Aroma is lacking, but slightly malty. Flavor is much the same way, hops are completely absent. One good thing about this beer is that it does have a very nice texture, thanks to the nitro. Full-bodied. Very smooth for a pale, but not much else.
Lebeter (11) - West Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It was interested to have the taste of a head familiar to the likes of guinness drought on this pale ale. There was no distinctive taste otherwise. Can't say it was very impressive.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at brewery in berkley: orange brown color with tight creamy head. slightly bitter. not alot of complexity here. however, i liked it more then others. something a little different, i guess nobody liked it because at one time you could find it everywhere on the west coast now its gone!!