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Pyramid Juggernaut Red Ale

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Formerly brewed at Pyramid Breweries
Style: Amber Ale
Seattle, Washington USA

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Juggernaut is an American Red ale brimming with delectable caramel malts, delicious hops and an unquenchable spirit.
Available: August - September.
Malts: 2 Row, Carared, C-120, Carafa II, and Roasted Barley.
Hops: Simcoe and Cascade.
IBU: 45


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6178) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Bottle:   Deep fiery amber, moderate to large frothy off-white head, light carbonation, fairly nice lacing.   Soft biscuity malt nose, a little earthen, softer hops, moreso some citrus peel.   A little mealy/cereal, otherwise malts show a little bit of astringency.   Could stand to be heavier.   Hop aspect is alright.   Otherwise a little light in body, not thin just doesn’t stick around.   Decent lighter Amber Ale, but not one I would reach for on a chilly Autumn day.   Needs to be a bit heavier.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2011
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!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2011
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2011
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
improvjock (321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2011
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seymour (1384) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2011
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2011
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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (1491) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Not bad at all, perhaps a bit of an ego though. Hops are prevalent, malts not so much.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramma (4) - Alabama, USA - SEP 10, 2011 does not count
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.


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