Serve in English pint


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Our inaugural Pyramid beer, Pale Ale was the first beer ever brewed in 1984 under the Pyramid family of ales.

Editor’s Note: Different recipe and marketing from Draught and Noble Hops version.
Malts: Malted Barley, Caramel 80L, Caramel 120L, Carapils
Hops: Cascade
OG: 13.5

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (39970) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RSRIZZO (1940) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2007
On tap at the SoDo brewery. Pours clear bright amber with a lacy white head. Medium body. Fruit and nut aroma and taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 06/18/1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs

Appearance: deep amber, whispy head,
Aroma: slightly sweet hop aroma,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor plus assertive hops, slightly bitter

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Poured a nice amber/ruby color with an off white head that starts big then resides to average. The nose was bready, malty and piney with a hint of orange zest. The taste was sweet caramel, roasted malt, rye and cherry with citrusy hop esters at the finish. Very good. Tasty as hell.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2007
UPDATED: APR 1, 2008 Not bad for a pale ale. Light aroma with hoppy taste. Consider it above average. Enjoyed it on a summer day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevd193213 (988) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Nice place, good food too. Not bad pale ale, sweet amber taste with some lingering fruit. Small, thin head. Aroma of faint hops and bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (5642) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 14, 2006
On tap At Pyramid in Seattle. pours out a copper topped with a off white head. Has a little hop to the aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (13845) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Deep redish amber color; little head. Aroma is mildly hoppy, a bit citrusy, and a hint of malt. Flavor is primarily malt, with some matching bitterness. Fruit is more grapefruit than other. More like a hoppy amber than a standard American pale. Good carbonation. Swishing makes it chewy/creamy. The finish is grapefruit bitter. Took a while to get there. Very drinkable.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50