nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to my sister as a birthday gift. Deep clear reddish-amber pour with a small and relatively quickly fading yellowish head. Nice hoppy aroma of pine, oranges, and resin to go along with sweet caramel malts and light fruits. The flavor has a big barleywine-like maltiness lending caramel and light fruit notes. Big bitter hops go along with it, very resinous with a little pine and citrus. Fairly full-bodied and rather syrupy with average carbonation. Not bad actually. Better than I expected from Pyramid.
Gription79 (2003) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This copper beer had aromas of grass clippings, citrus, pine, and some faint malts in the back ground. The taste was lightly toasted malts, a hint of malt sweetness, and a huge hop presence(vegetal, citrus, pine). Gets a little boozy as it warms.
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark copper pour. Nicely balanced. Good hop flavor, a little bitterness at the end. Hides the alcohol content well.
JediMindTricks (443) - Remington, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bitter/sweet with a long bitter finish. Bottle from fresh market n Newport News.
dcschiller (2154) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle). Pours dark copper with thin khaki head. Little carbonation. Aroma has some sweet caramel malt with some citrus and cardboard. Taste is bitter with a sweet malt backbone. Medium to full bodied with slick/oily texture. Bitter finish. Not bad.
thegreenrooster (2975) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a bright copper with a average white head. Aroma is some roasted caramel malt with a decent citrus hop. Flavor is excellent. A big thick oliy mouthfeel is followed by and intense fresh and flavorful hop. malts make a sweet appearance after the swallow that cuts some of the bitter hops. This is a real good beer and a nice price.
Beaver (1160) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clean golden amber with a smallish creamy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet caramel malts, some melon and a little resiny piney hops.
The flavor is crystal malts with a little fruit and some resiny piney hops with decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a solid but not spectacular DIPA. Good value.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber orange with a thick beige head that has decent retention. Aroma of fresh citrus and floral hops with some dark fruit, herb, mint and resin in there too. Taste is pretty good, better than expected for Pyramid. Still something kind of strange on the finish. Bitterness is high but is a bit like chewing on a vine or something (not that I have ever done that, but itís what I imagine it would be like.) Body is medium, lots of tiny bubbles for the carbonation. I canít remember what I paid for the single but if a sixer of this was 7.99 or less, I would buy it every once in a while.
RedSox2004 (1047) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 25, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the great beer experiences is getting a huge surprise like this, when a beer far surpasses expectations. Big piney and citrus hops aromas accompanied by tropical fruit and a hint of mint. Sharp bitter resinous hops taste, plenty of grapefruit, lemon and orange, and a touch of tobacco. Medium body and carbonation and a finish that would cleanse the palate of anything.
SudsMcDuff (5360) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a tan copper, light head .. . smell is resin and metal pot cooked bark .. . very very easy to drink, and has a quite a malty kick, uhh- an ok product i guess .. . hey bobby, you play any kickball today? .. why, you up for a game??