olympian (107) - USA - JUL 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice IPA. I liked the balance of this particular brew.
Might have rated it even higher, except this was one of those odd ones that consistently gave me a headache.
But the Seattle folks that can buy this for ’popular price’ compared to what we pay for it here in Michigan are lucky ducks!
ravidesai (950) - Bombay, INDIA - JUL 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
great hoppy aroma, floral and sharp.
the taste s equally hoppy buy lacks the malt balance that separates the great IPAs from the good ones.
nice bubbly palate and overall a good hophead beverage.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is gold-amber; head fairly light but bubbly...Aroma is enticing blend of flowers and hops. Flavor is decidedly hoppy, but malt sweetness still detectable. Bracing bitter finish. This brew doesn’t pretend to be well-balanced--it is formulated for the hop-heads among us--and it doesn’t disappoint.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The first thing I noticed was the wonderful hoppy and floral aroma. A deep golden colour and the distinct bitter flavour was just right.
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
There are more IPAs in the NW than sunny days, so afficianados tend to parse the style to their own tastes. Pyramid’s one of the best--big and hoppy. It has a ’catty’ quality that some don’t like, but to others those hops are manna. Many of the comments here indicate that it’s not big or aggressive enough, but I think it’s just a well-balanced beer. The hops can’t shock because it’s too big a beer, yet it doesn’t taste huge because of the crisp malting.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden color with suitable bubbles; not not much head. Nice hoppy aroma. The Cascades really come through, and there is noticeable bitterness in the flavor. Very dry finish. An enjoyable beer.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Re-rate 05/18/02: Pours a clear amber or deep gold, nice white head, decent lace and a fine hop floral nose. Begins malt sweet, top light, finish is dry, acidic, hop bitter and a fine drinkable beer.
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Basic IPA with extra NW bite. Decent aroma, good hoppiness/bitterness. Solid beer.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not much to it. Vague aroma that’s slightly sour, and a flavor that tastes more sour than bitter. The hoppiness tastes canned, not very fresh. Little balance and little finish. Flat, sour, dull.