RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Pyramid Draught Pale Ale - Nitrogenated version of our Gold Medal Winning MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale. Alehouse-only.

As the draft version of Pyramid Pale Ale , our DPA is served in the Irish style with a blend of nitrogen and carbon dioxide - giving it a uniquely smooth flavor reminiscent of Britain’s famous hand-pulled cask ales.

2-Row Pale Barley, Caramel


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Pyramid Ales--DPA--Draught Pale Ale. 5.50% ABV. Sampled at CJ Borgs in Seatac Airport. Rich and malty with good hop notes and creamy texture. (4.0 / 5.0) Sampled 7/30/2000.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 A light copper beer with a white head. My roommate ordered the non-nitrogenated version of this, which I tried a taste of, and it struck me that this beer does not benefit from the nitrogen. There is added smoothness, but I found it flattened the flavors a lot and killed whatever pizazz the original had. Creamy and easy to drink, but the flavor is rather watery, a little sweet, and only very slightly hoppy. Was definitely too low in hops for a pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckeyeBoy (7142) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2009
On tap Pyramid Seattle location Poues out a amber topped with a small white head. Aroma of malts and toast. Tast was ligth sweetness maybe caramel the toasted malts and a light floral hop. NO PDA for this brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (6093) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Draft at the Safeco Field brewpub. Dark amber color with a moderate, slightly creamy head. Bit of malt and light caramel nose. Simple flavors with a some caramel, lightly toasted malt and a bit of green floral hops. A simple ale to go this the typical bar food.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2009
On tap at the PDX Green Dragon. Pours golden orange with a small white head. Pretty malty throughout, bready and soft caramel. Palate was a bit watery and finished bland. Overall just not enough hops to stand up against the pale ales in the area.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2009
On tap from Pyramid, obviously. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but the nitro flattens out what could otherwise be a promising pale ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oscbert (1281) - Lincoln, California, USA - NOV 30, 2008
~Pours a light copper with thick creamy white head. ~Mild malt and hop scent. ~Taste is dulled out by creamy nitrogen pour. Light malts and hops again with taste. ~Creamy feel, quick finish. ~The bartender said that this is a nitro version of Mactarnahan’s Amber Ale. Although it does look good, I think they ruined a really good brew by using nitrogen on this one. Doesn’t mix well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2008
12oz Pint - Pyramid Brewery - Seattle, WA
Aroma – Very nice malt and hops aroma.
Appearance – Amber in color, Nice head and clear.
Flavor – Nice easy drinking amber ale with hops and good malts.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, great texture with a good dry finish.
Overall – A very nice easy drinking beer. Has some great flavors. I liked this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (6579) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2008
1/2 pint on nitro at Barclay’s in Oakland. Solid cream top over an amber-colored, clear brew. Nutty buddy! Milky caramel. Doesn’t lend itself well to the nitro delivery, IMHO. (#3416, 4/12/2008)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
elelwarren (140) - SF Bay area, California, USA - NOV 25, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2007 Tasted at Pyramid’s Berkeley brewpub as a taster set w/5 other beers. Beautiful in the glass. Darker than most pale ales, with a thick foamy head. Appeared more like a dark lager or British strong ale. Very floral, both in flavor and odor. What surprised me, though, was the overwhelming & unappealing wateriness in the middle third; flavor simply dissipated! Floral hop ending helped save the beer. I am not sure why this is called a pale ale.

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