AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 25, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is just a standard pale ale. Got some malt character, some hop character, but nothing special really going on here. Nothing bad about it, but nothing good either. Unimpressed.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coppery color, off-white head. Sweet malty nose. Opens sweet and malty closes with a hoppy bite that stays around. A good drinking beer.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice American hop nose, coming off a very pretty amber ale. The flavor is a good blend of malt and hop, but lacking in an ale-like yeast charecter. Still a good drinking beer, if somewhat uninspired.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark copper color with a very large head which clings to the glass for a long time. Nose is a musty, nutty Fall-like hop aroma. Pale and bland throughout with some old apple and pear flavor, and a bit of biting hops towards the end. Drinkable but not very flavorful.
Braudog (5465) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish amber with thin head, but higly active. Citric aroma. Fresh and dry fruity flavor. Gets blander as you go. This is an OK American pale, but nothing spectacular to make it stand out at all.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale Ale is not one of my favorite categories, but this one really impressed me. Tawny in color with hints of hops and a pinch of sweetness on the nose. Surpirsingly smooth with a dry, slightly frutiy taste with hints of vanilla.
Reid (1786) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice looking beer when poured into a glass..nice crystal brown with a lovelly creamy style off white head that stays a while.
Also great aroma of fresh cascade hops....and the caramel malts can be detected too.
Taste is good rather balanced though the malt predominates for most of the time..its just as you swallow that the hops show through..nice but could be a little more balanced.
Pretty average on the palate..nothing special.
Drinkable Pale ale but with so many good ones to choose from why would I return to this again?
dingo (37) - USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark caramel in color, fast fading foam, and full mouth taste. I really like this beer. Not a Pyramid fan in the fast, I'm finding that they put out a consistent and quality product. Others here have commented on a foul smell, but find it appealing. I'll buy again...not bad at all.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper and decent carbonation. Roasted, nutty malts and slightly floral aroma. Nutty and woody flavor with some staleness and low hop bitterness. A very English pale ale that predates the hop fad in the American craft beer movement.
jgb9348 (4440) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Darker amber colour with a very thick (3 centimetre) dense tan head. The aroma was almost purely hops, but not normal Cascade...these were very metallic smelling and not fresh at all. Taste of metal with a bit of hops (they taste like english and not cascade though). Malt backbone, but the hops are more prominent. Medium-bodied; Afteraste very bland and lifeless, just showing a bit of hops and a tad of the malt. Not a great beer, but not the worst beer. Pretty much what I've come to expect from Pyramid. Not really worth trying unless you REALLY want this one for some personal reason. Overall, an average (perhaps slightly lower than) english pale. I bought my twelve ounce bottle at Total Wine in McLean, Virginia.