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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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a nice finish

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2005
pours a hazy light copper, decent head. strong orange aroma, bitter grapefruit tastes.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2005
A nice looking pale. One of the better pyramid beers and one of my favorites for this style. A nice english.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2005
this pyramid stuff is everywhere in seatle. well, it could be worse. this is your average pale, some nice cascades bud in your face and the filiform get use to it pretty quick making it more subtle. some butterscotch undertone. good for cruising in the boat around the san juan islands.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Fair, nothing special. Bubbles, hops, ale, yay.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Pours a dark brown, I was confused as to the color until I got on here and realized it was an english pale and not an american pale. Has a small white head and no lacing. Smells like a standard american pale but weaker in smell not very noticeable. Taste is similar a watered down american pale flavor with additional yeasty taste to it. Alright but nothing to write home about.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2005 A medium amber colored body with a thin off white head. The aroma is sweet oranges with some bananas and a light hint of pine. The taste is slight pine and oak with a little bit of grapefruit. The mouthfeel is thin with a dry refreshing character. Very nice pale ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2005
Reddish brown with a good aroma of hops with a bit of sweet earthiness. Smooth with a good balance of floral hops and bready malts. Not too overpowering in any one category-like it couldn’t decide which direction to take-"should I be more malty or hoppy-I’ll stay in the middle as not to offend anyone". Clean, smooth finish with a little astringency. Good overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2004
07.03.03 12oz bottle. Another darkish amber beer from Pyramid and with similar aromas of bread and herbs, but this one is a bit more on the citrus, c-hop side of the spectrum. Nice hoppy flavor dominates a rather thin brew, sweet, floral. As uninspiring as they are, these northwest pale ales are delicious as a Wendy’s Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger -- you can get it anywhere, and it’s so tasty you do.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Wait a minute...is that actually live yeast in the bottle?...can’t be. This smells pretty good actually, surprisingly malty with minimal hopping. Tastse like a mellow amber ale. Typical malt, although strong. Dark for a pale - a moderate amber color. Although this surprised me it really wasn’t all too exciting, just unusual for the style and the brewery. Needs a bit more character.


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