SDalkoholic (2318) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rite Aid: Created a thick soapy lather of foam head while a dense brass colored liquid rested below. As for the aroma, a mild nose of honey, wheat bread, oat while a touch of grapefruit citrus comes through. The flavor brings out more of the bitter hops and taste of a waxy lemon peel, grapefruit juice, and a soft malt profile in backing it all up. Decent impy IPA considering it was brewed by Pyramid.
BillKismet (3769) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal amber body with a thin, filmy, silken, ever-so-slightly off-white head. Citrus and pine burst from the glass. Gentle peach fuzz breezes tempt the nose. Pineapple mixed with a pleasant tropical and forest medley joins the bouquet as well. Fruity, tropical body. Tangerine, citrus, and some pineapple. Soft underpinning of pine. Juicy body and yet moderately bitter-sour, dry and piny finish.While there is definitely a bitter component to this beer, it is on the whole, juicy sweet.
BucannonXC5 (1365) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The color was a nice looking combination of honey and caramel. About two fingers of head. Decent amount of lacing on the top that was uneven with tiny bubbles. Some sporadic film on the sides. Really liked the overall look.
Could smell the fruity citrus hops right away. Peach is what seemed to come through first, but they hops still gave it a balanced feel. Sweet but hoppy.
Not as much as the smell as I would have liked. Also not as hoppy, but did have some slightly bitter hops at the end. A little bit of peach and a little bit of grapefruit.
Light body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.
Not a bad beer. A couple of my ratings could have gone up a half-point or down one. I’d give it another try.
tmongoose (2108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. reddish/orange color with off white head. the aroma is of dry hopped citrus and grass...wonderful aroma and was pleasantly surprised with this one. the head didnt last long and some minimal lacing on the glass. the flavor burst forth with that dry hopped citrus and grassy flavors that linger on your tongue for a bit. still very crisp and clean though. very nice beer.
drjay44 (3306) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. BBD 05/31/12. Pours a thick off white head, with some lacing, over a clear amber (SRM 10) body....nose is pine, citrus, toffee/caramel....taste is pine, citrus, toffee/caramel, ending with hints of pineapple and apricot in the resin dominated bitterness...mouth feel medium, alcohol slightly present, carbonation low. This is nicely balanced and tastes good, but really is a fairly typical for the style. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep golden, semi cloudy. Straight hops on the nose. Instantly. Very floral, pineapple, apricots, golden raisins. Very inviting. Initial flavor of course is hops. Slightly bitter at first then smooths out to get a tasty pineapple juice deliciousness. Very flavorful IPA. Lots of fruitiness. But good. Mouthfeel is slightly oily and sticky. Worth trying.
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber in color with a dense white head. Sort of surprising from Pyramid--a really nice, fresh, citrusy hop aroma. Heavy on the grapefruit and just as much pine and floral hop character. Mildly sweet with some toffee and pineapple notes. The flavor is a bit more perfumey than I prefer, but still good citrus and pine flavors and a solid bitterness. Just a little bit of malt sweetness and a nice fruity hop profile.
dchmela (3002) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 12oz bottle. Deep gold pour with a thick off white head. Huge resiny grapefruit, pine aroma. Taste has a big malt base with more resiny hop goodness with hints of grapefruit acidity and pine. Damn good brew.
TeksMeks (5) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pineapple, caramel and a bit of spiciness. Really surprised by this offering from Pyramid. Lots of fresh hop flavor.
Terminus (3544) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-pours dark orange with a small soapy eggshell color head. nose is mostly sweet floral somewhat tropical hops with some candy sweet notes (fruity hard candy). flavors of sweet malts, light alcohol and some piney hops-nothign really to write home about here. pretty much what i was expectning from this brewery-a run of the mill IIPA. my main problem with the beer is that its not balanced and has way too much sweetness to it. decent but not great.