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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Pyramid Draught Pale Ale - Nitrogenated version of our Gold Medal Winning MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale. Alehouse-only.

As the draft version of Pyramid Pale Ale , our DPA is served in the Irish style with a blend of nitrogen and carbon dioxide - giving it a uniquely smooth flavor reminiscent of Britain’s famous hand-pulled cask ales.

Malts:
2-Row Pale Barley, Caramel

Hops:
Cascade

OG: 13


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2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spjensen (89) - Davis, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Dont know why this is listed as retired. Available at Pyramids Alehouse in Berkeley. Very smooth and malty.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (6018) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2014
On tap at the Portland Brewing taphouse. On nitro. Pours a clear copper color with a large nitro head. A floral and grainy nose. The flavor is super sweet, buttery, a bit of toasted malts, oranges, sweet butterscotch. Not very good. Drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - JAN 8, 2014
On tap at Pyramid AleHouse in Walnut Creek. Not retired!
Clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma is fruity, caramel and bready. Flavors are fruity and yeasty
Nice and mellow, easy drinking.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Wanja (618) - GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
On tap at Pyramid Alehouse, Seattle. Dark orange color. Boring and uninspiring Pale Ale taste. Nothing special...

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jgb9348 (4735) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2011
Hazy amber and copper coloured body with a thick nitrogenated white head that tops the beer nicely. Aroma of fresh hops, albeit not many of them with a good mild sweetness. Light to Medium-bodied; Pungent hop flavours show at first and diminish almost immediately with a little malt, some light caramel and nuttiness with a very subdued fruit note toward the end. Overall, an okay APA with a nitrogenated head which leaves little for complexity and honest flavours and more for the texture. I sampled this pint on draught at the Walnut Creek, California brewpub on 18-March-2011.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Clear amber color/ off white head. Spicy caramel, mild floral aromas. smooth mouthfeel. Mild sweet caramel flavors with some floral hoppage, mildly bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Sample at the brewpub in Berkeley on 8/8/10. Clear gold pour with a thick nitro off-white head. Dank English malt nose with some floral hops. Floral hop flavor with a good smooth malt balance all the way to the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Draft. Nitro. Amber beer with a dark cream colored nitro head. Light grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and sweet caramel malt flavor. Medium bodied. Light grapefruit lingers with sweet caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Pyramid Ales--DPA--Draught Pale Ale. 5.50% ABV. Sampled at CJ Borgs in Seatac Airport. Rich and malty with good hop notes and creamy texture. (4.0 / 5.0) Sampled 7/30/2000.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2009
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.


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