BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brassy color with a thin, but resilient burnt caramel creme layer. Fresh, delicious aroma of glass full of autumn. Fresh hops, caramel apple, crisp malt, and ripening tree nuts delight the olfactory senses. Easy going, moderate caramel malt flavors ensconced with a swish of bitter hop flavor and an equable dose of floral character. Caramel apple bobs in for good measure. The aromas and flavor are relatively simple and restrained, but of perfect pitch, quality and harmonic balance. Sessionable and brilliant!
EKGoldings (523) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was surprised at how hoppy this one was - I was expecting more of an Irish Red. Decent caramel/toffee taste, decidedly bitter, pretty god balance, not bad all in all. I cooked a chile with a bottle of this ... the bitterness resulting was apparent until the chile cooked down a bit. Works pretty well as a cooking beer.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Amber orange appearance with a light brown head. Piney, somewhat resiny, sappy, somewhat citrusy hoppy, fairly rich toffee aroma. Rich caramel toffee malty, moderate piney flavor. Lots of flavor that’s done very nicely. Really a nice sessionable, sessionable brew.
improvjock (312) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown with minimal beige head. Sweet caramel malts and a bit of root beer in the aroma. Flavor is sweet and malty, with no hops or bitterness to be found. A bit too sweet for my taste these days, but pretty drinkable.
seymour (1257) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted from bottle into nucleated pint glass. Poured a clear, deep copper-red color with medium beige head which quickly subsided, little lace. Strong flowery, perfumey hops aroma with some malt and roasted barley in the background. Rich, complex malt-sweetness with pronounced bitterness. I would definitely consider this a "Red I.P.A." Unique and tasty, but I my favorite red ales are less hoppy.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite a good brew for those looking for a red ale that is both flavorful and easy on the belly when drinking. This brew is loaded up with just the right amount of sweetness and bitterness that will have you enjoying every drop! Keep in mind this is more of a baseline brew in this beer style which means it is nothing over the top but definitely not a bad brew by any means. Paired up real well with some spicy chicken enchilada casserole.
bpreo (1315) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad at all, perhaps a bit of an ego though. Hops are prevalent, malts not so much.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Poured deep amberish brown with an eggy head. Nose had slight roast with toasted grains. Nutty, bread-like and quite malty. Hop flavor slightly balanced the malts but overall a pretty tamed brew.
ramma (4) - Alabama, USA - SEP 10, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A more bitter beer of the Pyramid beers I’ve tried. Not overly hoppy, though a little more than I prefer. A good beer overall.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled sample at the 2nd Annual Top of the Hops Charlottesville, VA beer festival, 9/10/11. Pours a clear copper with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of earthy, citrus and peppery hops with sweet malts. The taste is bitter hops, citrus, earthy notes and a malty finish. Medium bodied.