GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours amber with thick creamy beige head and foamy lacing. Notes of pine and not much else (not a good sign). Taste has a very bitter finish; overhopped in my book. IPA fans will like this.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Warrior Dash. Pours a dark, brown color with a small off white head. Nose is caramel and malty sweetness. Palate is medium with a light velvet. Flavor is caramel, nutty, sweet syrup.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I must first start by saying that from a beer that is made with Simcoe (my favorite American hop for hoppy beers) and Cascade hops, this beer was fairly bland and boring. The pour is a lightly hazy, chestnut color with a moderately full, off-white, pillowy head which is somewhat lasting leaving a thin froth and some nice, drippy lace. The nose is fair with a light minty floral tone, some woody rustic notes, orangey/grapefruit citrus, and some light bready notes. The flavor is similar with mostly rustic tones, lightly minty, some faint bready tones and roast, and similar orange/grapefruit citrus. The palate is fair with a lively carbonation, thin/watery/refreshing mouthfeel, and a light to medium body. The finish actually takes on some toasted caramel, faint roast, and a moderate minty/rustic bitterness. I cannot figure out if it is just the combination of the Simcoe and Cascade together or just the way in which they were used that I did not find all too appealing. Either way, this was more of a refreshing beer than anything else. A bit disappointing but typical of Pyramid.
alobar (3561) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Warrior Dash. Pours a copper color with a slightly off-white head. Aroma of caramel and hops. Flavor is much the same. Decent beer-especially after 3.23 miles of the dash.
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma and mouthfeel is unimpressive and mediocre, better than but not great. Taste is a little strange. Starts with heavyhanded hop flavor that turns into a caramel flavor that quickly degrades into an unpleasant copper penny taste that sticks around much longer than I would like. Not terrible, but there are some serious balance problems here. There are better red ales out there than Pyramid.
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - SEP 13, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red with whitish beige head. Floral hoppy aroma with a little bit of a malty smell as well. Carbonation is very lively, it seems to detract flavors from the caramel malts and bitter finish of the beer. Wasn’t too impressed.
bubbleflubber (2167) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep amber into the glass, with a soft head that leaves trace lace. An herbal hop aroma ensues (Simcoe?). Dry caramel malt, with a hint of cereal and biscuit flour on the tongue. Dry bitter finish, with a medium-body and active carbonation in the mouth. Just ok.
SudsMcDuff (8110) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2010
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I got really, really nervous I just started eating cheese ... Kr-6pk-mixed .. . Does that calm you down? .. . Pours a dark ruby brown .. lacing is quite good .. caramel, tin , and muddled molasses, weak ... . old coke can aroma .. . not up Pyramids usually good standards, the liquid disgraces rugby .. . pass, there are way better red/session beers than this .. . mmmh, snortski!!
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub in Berkeley on 8/8/10. Clear amber/copper pour with a thick tan head. Malty nose with light crisp hops and a bit of caramel. Balanced malt flavor with some earthy hops. Decent red.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Bier Stein. Pours a decent shade of orange with a small white head. Smells of grass, caramel, light citrus hops. Flavor starts as light citrus hops, but is mainly a big caramel malt body with a little more light hops at the finish. I didn’t think this was nearly as bad as most on the site seem to, but I can’t say I enjoyed it a ton either.