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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Pyramid Pale Ale is a rich copper colored brew that is generously hopped with the Northwest’s famous Cascade hops for a truly refreshing finish. Our inaugural Pyramid beer, Pale Ale was the first beer ever brewed in 1984 under the Pyramid family of ales.

Malts:
Malted Barley, Caramel 80L, Caramel 120L, Carapils

Hops:
Cascade

OG: 13.5


2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mintzmeet (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Semi bitter light mahogany color. Not much flavor for what you’d expect. Non existent head. Astringent. Ginger cough drop

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
txspartan (966) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2012
No head, barely any aroma. A tiny bit of sweet caramel on the nose. Watered down hops. Not very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1897) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Moderate hop aroma with hints of malts. Hazy orange-red color with a small white head. Lightly bitter throughout. Fades slowly in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wittales (635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Appearance was clear reddish honey copper amber with creamy diminishing off white 1 finger head, spotty lacing throughout. Aromas where sweet bisciuty caramel pale matls. Hops where of resinous ctrus lemons with slight pine, herbal spices, no alcohol present. Taste was sweet pale, caramel malts upfront, then the lemony, piney slight grass resinous hops in the back. Palate was smooth creamy carbonation with mediium body The long smooth piney and malty balanced finish was a touch of caulk. A Good Pale, taste better as it warms up...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
A - Pours an almost clear copper-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lace. S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel and biscuit malts with grassy and citrus hops. T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malts with some citrus and orange hops. Through the middle, some pine hop and light bitterness comes through with some bicuit malts. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts with some orange and pine hops with a bit of bitterness. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish. D - Very drinkable. Fairly balanced with just a bit of a thin mouthfeel.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (3151) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a medium white head that dissipates quickly with good lacing. Aroma of floral hops and a slightly fruity note. Flavor is of lightly toasted malt with some floral hops. Lightly bitter finish. Smooth drinking, but unremarkable. Pours dark deep orange with a small white head. Aroma is light fruity. Mild hoppy dry flavoured. Vague bittering note. Dry and flat malty into a dry finish. Dry malty and subdued fruity note into the finish. Simple and somewhat boring.

1.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
marmon (10) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
alcohol, leather, earthy. Taste tested this beer at a local BevMO’s with my wife and dad. Terrible

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Pyramid Ales--Pale Ale--1997 12 oz. Bottle. 5.10% ABV (3.25 / 5.0) Rich, clean dark copper color. Malt overpowers hops compared to standard. Flavorful, but not real hoppy. Pyramid Ales--Pale Ale--Bright Red 1999 12 oz. Bottle. 5.10% ABV (3.75 / 5.0) Rich red copper color. Crystal clear. Very nice hop nose and rich but light malt body. Light nutty flavor in body is slightly oerwhelmed by hops. Clean hoppy finish. Sampled 11/9/1999. Pyramid Ales--Pale Ale--New Block Logo 2002 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV (3.75 / 5.0) Clear rich dark amber color. Toasted floral mild hop front. Rich lacy white head. Tart dry toasted malty earthy crusty body. No dough biscuit notes. Round rich citrus hop end. Tasty ESB like. Odd NW Pale. Sampled 5/30/2002. Pyramid Ales Pale Ale--Rust 1998 12 oz. Yes 5.10% 3.25 / 5.0 Pale Ale Rich red copper color. Crystal clear. Very nice hop nose and rich but light malt body. Light nutty flavor in body is slightly oerwhelmed by hops. Clean hoppy finish. 4/15/1998

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
From tap at Berkeley location. Pours dark deep orange with a small white head. Aroma is light fruity. Mild hoppy dry flavoured. Vague bittering note. Dry and flat malty into a dry finish. Dry malty and subdued fruity note into the finish. Simple and somewhat boring.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RSRIZZO (1853) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Had this beer on 7/8/1999, back then the brewery named Hart Brewing and was in Seatlle. Color is medium brown with good carbonation and light head. Aroma is a nice dark roasted malt scent. Taste is a malty and bitter. It starts with a medium body that goes down with rich roasted malt flavor. The finish is a mild bitterness with no noticeable hop flavor. Overall I feel it a nice beer, but its more like a Brown Ale than a Pale Ale.


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