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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (34875) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16416) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
Hazy amber color. Nice fruity aroma: mango and peach. The body is not very strong, anyway it’s quite malty, and the bitterness is pleasant, the hop partially fruity and aromatic. Easy but enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2001
For Seattle, this one is a little light, but it is still a well-made and enjoyable pint. On tap, this is called Best Bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (12320) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Hazy copper body topped by small beige head. Aroma is floral, moderately sweet, berry, light caramel. Taste is hoppy, fairly sweet, and slightly acidic, finishing floral bitter. Medium body.

   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
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2004
Crystal clear copper-coloured beer with a thin off-white head. Sweet caramel malt and citrusy grapefruity hops. The flavour is also sweet with a spicy character and a bitter finish. Well-balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2004
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber beer with a dark cream head. Malt and light caramel aroma. Caramel and light citrus flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel and light citrus lingers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 5, 2004
on tap at pyramd alehouse. on the blander end of the pale ale spectrum. citric aroma and faint bitterness

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