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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Ale Advocates and Lager Lovers, put your differences aside! Gather together and share the best of both worlds with our India Pale Lager. Pyramid IPL combines the citrusy hop flavors of a Northwest IPA with the smooth finish of a Lager. We can all drink to that!

2-Row Pale Barley, CaraRed, C-80, C-120

Nugget, Chinook

Dry Hopped:
Amarillo, Centennial, Sterling

OG: 14.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7864) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Amber in color. Aroma is slightly grapefruit forward and sweet malt. Flavor is moderately bittersweet, more grapefruit and cereal. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoufCustom (1216) - HONG KONG - OCT 13, 2015

355 ml bottle bought at The Q-Shop in SoHo, Central.

Looks: Clear amber red colour; Less than one-quarter finger head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Good sticky lacing with fizzy slight carbonation.

Aroma: Quite fragrant but pungent and sweet lager malt, with passion fruits, pineapples, light jackfruits, floral, honey, sugar, toffee, spice, light pine, light resin, biscuits, light lemon and green grass.

Taste: Close to medium sweet amber malt, with burnt toffee, burnt sugar, very light grapefruits, molasses, spices, pine, pretty strong resin, biscuits, yeast, lemon, strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: Light body. Slightly slick and fairly oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Strong red maltyness in thin watery background. Lots of burnt toffee and burnt sugar with strong non-hop bitterness. Very light grapefruits and good molasses, spice and strong resin with notable lemon to round. Okay.

Hoppiness: Tropical fruits, floral, honey, spice, light pine, light resin and green grass in nose. Very light grapefruits, spices, pine, strong resin and lemon in taste. Bitterness is strong compounded by malty burnt taste for a lasting, very strong astringent malty finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Burnt and very bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one’s burnt-malt influence is so strong it overwhelmed whatever being left of the West Coast hops. That aside, it was pretty suspect to begin with: pissy lager aroma mixed with fruity hops, burnt sugar bitterness which goes bonkers, not a lot of dry hop characters, and very thin body. I have had better IPLs than this. Not impressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
On tap @ Pyramid Taproom in the Oakland Airport. Wasn’t really expecting an amber colored liquid on this one...oh well. Typical earthy and floral hop profile for these PNW hoppy beers. Some grapefruit and citrus oil, at least. Sweet toasted bread, caramel, and a bit of butterscotch. A lot of bitterness on the tongue, which doesn’t really do it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 1/21/2015. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, complexity, and robustness of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast esters present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good IPL style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hansvf (444) - - APR 6, 2015
Ruikt zurig. Vrij weinig smaak, beetje gek. Kan het niet plaatsen.. Niet vies. Dus tsja, lastig...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle in Seattle. Pale gold with soft foam. Lemony hop body, with sticky souring sweet lager. Mild sticky hop aroma. Some copper-metallic in finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (2228) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
Mostly a boring brew. Pours a light gold with a thin yellow tinted head. The aroma is hoppy and a bit fruity with light caramel and toasted bread malts. A bit bland overall with good balance and moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barnacle_Ed (47) - Milpitas, California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a fan of lagers; Tasteless fizzy yellow water doesn’t appeal to me. So when a friend handed me a bottle of this, I was highly skeptical at first. A few sips in though and I was pleasantly surprised by this one! Highly drinkable yet with a decent flavor backing to it. Would be great on a hot summer day or while lounging at the beach. Not sure I’d buy it myself, but wouldn’t complain about having it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle from Walmart. Medium dark amber in color. Nice citric hop nose, with a bit of sweetness. Dry bitterness up front with a hint of fruitiness. Dry peppery hops finished of with a touch of sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
COMRADEJOSH (318) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Grapefruit citrus aroma that matches the hop profile. Taste is crisp and refreshing and not overpowering in this lager with more of a bite than standard lagers.

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