DocLock (9243) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange with a big white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, malt, florals. Tastes very hoppy, malty, with some citrus and floral/spice at the finish. Medium palate, but the finish had a subtle metallic twinge, which I had to make minor deductions for. Donít get me wrong, I enjoyed this one, but it isnít near my top for IPAs.
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy orange with white head, aroma is grassy, pine, touch of citrusy hops. Taste is very mild grassy hops, bit of pine, leading into a biscuit middle that finishes a bit bitter. Pretty weak hop character and bitterness for an IPA, more like an APA.
BVery (9172) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Orange pour with a white head. Pine resin nose. Nice easy drinking hop flavor - not over the top but good character.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear orange-copper colour. Citrus aromas include lemon, orange, and grapefruit. Full malty flavour with a fantastic citrusy hop character as well and enough bitterness to finish it off. Quite a tasty brew.
slowrunner77 (8999) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"i remember having a really good imperial ipa from Pyramid once, but it must have been based on a different IPA than this one...this is the budweiser of IPAís. anything but inspired. less aroma and flavor than one would expect."
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had a pint at Palomino in downtown Cincinnati. Golden-orange pour. Mild aroma, hoppy with a little citrus. Gave the impression of a fairly straightforward IPA until I actually drank it. Very poor IPA overall; tasted as if an unpleasant chemical were added that afternoon. Somewhat bitter with no reward. Unnatural aftertaste. Disappointing- easily the worst Pyramid beer Iíve tasted.
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper. Bitter is just right; smells of moderately sweet hops, pineapple, and peaches. Taste doesn't deviate much from the aromas, and it turns out to be a very enjoyed IPA. I was suprised it was done so well by Pyramid.
DuffMan (8815) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid rep of the style, with a slighty soapy character to the dominant cascade profile, and a shorter-than-average finish. Nice bitterness though.
marcus (8606) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 6, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours golden with a decent off-white head and pineish (is that a real word?) aroma. Itís light on caramel malt, but heavy on the hops. So what you have is a bitter but lackluster beer.
alexsdad06 (8166) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from backlog notes 07/08. Pours a clear golden amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, mild caramel, light resiny and citrus hops, lightly toasted bread, a general bitterness to the finish, medium bodied. A very average ipa.