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 (2638) - 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.
666seth (229) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well I didn’t know that one would use nitrogen in a pale ale. Nice creamy head but the undercarbonated taste doesn’t suit well for a Pale Ale.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This has to be Pyramid’s biggest mistake. The nitro head is a gimmick at best. Add in a general blandness, and you’re left with a mediocre beer.
BillKismet (3659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper-red as advertised, and thirst quenching like most Pyramid ales, but lacking zing. Nice, easy hopping, and smooth, but highly forgettable.
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - JAN 23, 2002
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
joet (2463) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 3, 2001
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Sour (& soap?), nitro, very bitter, overextended long back. Disgusting. I left a 4 oz. undrunk.