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RATINGS: 117   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


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5902) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2003
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2003
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1946) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
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?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dingo (37) - USA - SEP 28, 2003
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2003
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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2003
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Great appearance in the draft version. Dark amber color with a large creamy off white head. Moderate hoppy aroma and taste. A little disapointing in the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EKGoldings (556) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Pours dark amber with modest rapidly falling head. Aroma is cascades with slight malt. Taste is cascades with some carmel malt. A little watery, tastes like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale's younger brother. Decent, not excellent APA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
haddon90 (1492) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2003
A copper/reddish color. A decent aroma with some moderate hops. Overall not too bad.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Copper color with ruby tint (almost purple), light lacing. Aroma is of nutty carmel malt with hints of fruity hops. The flavor is moderately malty and lightly hopped. Finish is slightly sour, nuty malt and lightly bitter.


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