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. Pyramidís one of the best--big and hoppy. It has a ícattyí quality that some donít like, but to others those hops are manna. Many of the comments here indicate that itís not big or aggressive enough, but I think itís just a well-balanced beer. The hops canít shock because itís too big a beer, yet it doesnít taste huge because of the crisp malting.
michael-pollack (4960) - 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 (11958) - 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 thatís 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.
joet (2347) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 27, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The best beer on tap at the Pyramid Brewery here (besides the kilt lifter). The most lucid aroma, good drinkability and decent crispness. Lacks the massiveness of the best West Coast IPAs.
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hoppy IPA, very bitter and unbalanced, but there in lies the beauty of this ale, light copper color, with very little maltiness, but tons of hop flavor, aroma, and bitterness, plus a nice kick, good to drink before Mís Games
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Too bubbly and too bitter for my taste. Not terrible - but I wouldnít waste my time trying it again.
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not nearly as good as Samuel Smithís IPA, but not bad. I thought it could have used some more malt to balance the hops. I would like to try it on tap some day. Nice honey color and rather bubbly.