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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Orange tinted amber, fairly carbonated, and with a thin carbonated cream head. The hop nose was quite tangy--at first leading me to suspect amarillo hops. A definite sweet, fruity, and citric pungence as well--via hop and malt intermixing. The flavor is correspondingly of sweet, tangy hops with a definite fruity and citrus character. Impressive for an EPA--if that’s what it really is.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - DEC 21, 2002
A decent brew overall. Lacking abit in flavor and aroma - but makes for a nice session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2002
Delicious sweet malt/floral hops bouquet. Burnt malt flavor followed by a somewhat empty finish: salty and weak (the finish, that is. The beer is pretty decent).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Copper, like a SNPA with annoying astringency. Could benefit from dry hops.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sarie99 (49) - San Francisco, USA - DEC 1, 2002
On tap Berkeley. Copper color. Sweet with an astringent flavor, didn’t enjoy it.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3340) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
amber with tan head. Decent hops throughout

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jazz88 (2553) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Tap. Dark golden copper color. Lots of hops in the aroma and malty flavor and body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turbotommy (32) - Westlake Village, California, USA - OCT 20, 2002
I really liked this beer -- very malty. It almost completely lacked any hoppy bitterness though. If you don’t like bitter, you’ll love this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2002
Reddish body is closer to an English pale ale in looks although head formation is light. Initial citric hop aroma soon gives way to a little butterscotch which also comes through on the palate. A slight herb and grainy dryness makes a nice accompaniement while the finish shows some bubble gum and clove before the Cascades bite in at the back and just offer a nice but restrained citrus. Clean malt aftertaste. A Cascade infused English bitter?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2002
Attractive light copper color with medium head. Aroma equally attractive, with floral accents. Flavor is sort of ’bi-polar’--that is, one distinctively tastes the malt bottom and the assertive hop top end, but they seem quite separate, not blended or quite in total harmony. Finish is fairly dry but almost without taste. This doesn’t quite fit the typical profile of either an English or American Pale, but for those favoring a hoppy balance, will satisfy in any category.


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