haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUN 28, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a gold/copper color. hardly any aroma, malty and sweet. the nitro takes away any flavor but still a very interesting beer!
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium gold color. Large foamy head. Aroma is nearly absent, but it’s a touch malty. A light bodied Pale ale. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are mild, grapefruity and floral. The nitro conditioning really masks any flavor this beer has. Sort of well balanced, I guess. Not a very good effort. The finish is very smooth, but that about all one can say about this beer. Mouth feel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2003
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap. Nice big creamy head but faded quicly. Body is amber. Quite hoppy but I found the finish to be metallic.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Extremely creamy head that stays thoughout the entire beer. The smell of hops is lifted slightly to the nose. Very light in body. Not much of a backing to the hop aroma when you taste it. As the beer warms slightly the malts start to come through with a hint of hops in the finish. Where is the rest of this beer.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The added cascade effect from the nitrogen is probably the biggest change this version of the Pyramid pale contains. There is a slightly unpleasant sour aroma that is quickly forgotten once you tackle the surprisingly full malt this beer posesses, but as quick as this hits the palate is hit hard by an onslaught of brassy metallic nastiness that unfortunately gives the beer it's most defining characteristic. Like licking a brass railing coated in honey and a touch of bittering hops.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The nitro seems to add to an already bland product
sarie99 (49) - San Francisco, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served warmer, less carbonation. Slightly more balanced that the regular Pale Ale. Much better with Nitrogen.
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Almost like a Boddingtons with a little hop flavor and astringent aftertaste. Nothing special, Nitro pour made it smooth but still is lacking a clean finish. Undercarbonated and poor bittering flavor, Tasted in Berkeley.
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Amber with a thick frothy white head. Hop and a little fruit in the aroma with a noticeable alcohol tinge. Creamy smooth and malty.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful nitro pour, of course, leaving tight creamy head in wake--below is crystal clear coppper ale--quite beautiful in the glass. Aroma has fruit tones with light hoppiness & subtle malt undertones. The flavor is less assertive but more subtle and smooth than the regular version of their pale ale. Good balance between malts and the light but well-bittered hops. Finish is medium-dry and very smooth. Body is good for a pale and the balance is helped by the nitrogenation. Some will find this brew too "restrained"--and quite apart from the unusual nitro treatment for a pale, is very much in the English style. I like its subtlety and balance.