Reid (2133) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2014 22 oz bottle from a local "mom and pop" convienience store.
Pours a clear lightish amber colour ( like darker honey) with a nice sized frothy and thick off white head.
Ok spicy/floral hop aromas..bread like malts.
Good spicy hoppy taste..sweet bready malts balance in the back. nice.
Mouthfeel is fine medium carbonation and medium thick..drinks real well.
Overall really nice little amber lager here..not bad at all ( i find myself saying that often with Pyramid nowadays).
slowrunner77 (7860) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in color. Aroma is slightly grapefruit forward and sweet malt. Flavor is moderately bittersweet, more grapefruit and cereal. Ok.
GoufCustom (1213) - HONG KONG - OCT 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
hansvf (444) - - APR 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ruikt zurig. Vrij weinig smaak, beetje gek. Kan het niet plaatsen.. Niet vies. Dus tsja, lastig...
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
patricks110 (2226) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Barnacle_Ed (47) - Milpitas, California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
COMRADEJOSH (318) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.