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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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

Reid's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2014) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2014 22 oz bottle from a local "mom and pop" convienience store. $2.79 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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2869) - 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 (1857) - 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 (26) - 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 (2643) - Salem, Oregon, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1918) - - DEC 10, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a one finger white colored foamy head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew has nice notes of tropical fruits of tangerine and mango, along with a blend of hops of a grapefruit and floral nature. Along with these aromas comes a bit of a caramel and bready smell as well as just a hint of a more herbal aroma, which when combined with the rest, produces a very nice aroma overall. Taste – The taste begins with a tropical fruit flavor mixed with a bit of a doughy taste. The smooth and sweet flavor has a bit of a grapefruit hop at the start, which grows stronger as the taste moves forward. Along with the grapefruit getting stronger, other hop flavors of an herbal and pine nature come to the tongue. The herbal gets somewhat more potent then would be expected, but brings a nice dimension to the brew. Toward the end, the taste develops a more dank tasting hop profile, which is balanced by a little bit of caramel that also arrives on the science and leaves a quite pleasantly hopped moderately malty and smooth flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is slightly thicker with a carbonation level that is slightly lower. The thicker body and lower carbonation really allow the more dank hop flavors to linger on the tongue and create a nice heavier feel then would normally be encountered in a lager. Overall – This is one tasty brew at a fantastic price. I really liked the unique blend of hop that blended very nicely with the lager body. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2272) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Draft at firewood grill SFO. Caramelly aroma. No visible carbonation. Initial mouthfeel is a little cloying but becomes mostly enjoyable after the palate adjusts. A little sweeter than I would like. Reminds me of Deschutes fresh squeezed. Good beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mintzmeet (297) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Amber color. Light nose to lil smell. little taste too but that’s just cuz its a lager. Hoppy. Carbonated. Surpassingly buttery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1446) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
Bomber. Clear orangey yellow, fading off-white foam. Fruity citrus lager malt aroma. Taste is mostly barely bitter citrus fruity hop, sweeter lager malt, touch of caramel, some floral grapefruit hints. Average carbonation, lighter bodied, moderately hopped. Crisp, lean and refreshing. Underated. MLF (More Lagerboy Friendly) Time to designate IPL as a style?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlyingMaroon (9) - - NOV 5, 2014 does not count
Best beer made by Pyramid! Nice hops and a light citrus flavor create an enjoyable beer. At 6% abv this is close to a session beer with the flavor of a full bodied IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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