opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - JAN 17, 2001
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great pale ale. A nice floral hop aroma mingles with the caramel malts.
IMHO Pyramid turns out consistently great beers, and this is one of their finest. A great ’gateway’ beer to get your friends off of the Budmilloors crap.
Very good balance, yet it lets every aspect of the beer shine.
elcapo99 (4) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
climber10 (3) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great ale, strong and amber. Very well hopped but no bite.
Just what I like in a beer. Perfect with pizza
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - AUG 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a nice amber/ruby color with an off white head that starts big then resides to average. The nose was bready, malty and piney with a hint of orange zest. The taste was sweet caramel, roasted malt, rye and cherry with citrusy hop esters at the finish. Very good. Tasty as hell.
PhillyBeer2112 (2729) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Update: Attractive red-copper color with thick foamy head. Buttery and citric aroma. Smooth, some caramel and nut flavors. Tingly hoppiness and surprisingly well balanced. Really an american amber?
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.
dwyerpg (5456) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice looking pale. One of the better pyramid beers and one of my favorites for this style. A nice english.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 5, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
A big beer. nice cloudy dark amber color. Strong Hop taste with lots of malt. really good
Turbotommy (32) - Westlake Village, California, USA - OCT 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
bjbrown24 (61) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really a good beer. It is somewhat dark brown and the taste stays with you. One of my favorite beers.