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.
slowrunner77 (5975) - 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."
MrFecesious (1010) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on Amtrak October 5th, 2014. Aroma of sap, citrus, caramel. Taste is bittersweet. Effervescent and dry finish.
jds2008 (11) - Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coppery amber color with very fine cream colored head. Aroma is floral and "beery." Flavor is caramelly with floral notes, followed by really strong herbal bitterness. Tastes good, but too long of a bitter finish for me.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy dull light amber. Medium head. Earthy aroma and old school bitter but dull cheesy hop character. Not great but old school.
reus958 (21) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours as a muddy amber, not particularly clear in an IPA glass. Very little hop aroma. Tastes very bitter with a little bit of malt flavors to back it. Itís like Pyramid added all hops early in the boil. This beer was a complete miss and disappointing for pyramid.
Luvystypotables (696) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Virtually no aroma just a hint of hops, copper colored not much head. No distinctive taste just a bitter taste with an oily feel and a bitter finish.
alexsdad06 (5559) - 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.
Jrwhitney6 (320) - - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very cloudy copper - not particularly attractive. Nice nose, though, with floral and pine scents. Taste is some citrus, sweet caramel malt and hops. Pretty solid IPA.
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Redtown (4) - - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
very disappointing it kind of tastes like budweiser at first but finishes a little better. Aroma isnít to bad but the flavor is very off sweet then bitter and skunky no balance. I thought maybe just poor storage but reading the other reviews probably not.
Lagerboy (1257) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Opaque orange copper, off-white foamy head fades fast. Citrus hop aroma and taste, nice fruitiness, some herbs and evergreen, medium caramel malts. Flat-soft carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. Bitter citric finish. Nice enough flavor, a bit lifeless. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)