RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pyramid Draught Pale Ale - Nitrogenated version of our Gold Medal Winning MacTarnahans 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 Britains famous hand-pulled cask ales.

Malts:
2-Row Pale Barley, Caramel

Hops:
Cascade

OG: 13

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3.9
   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.

2.5
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckeyeBoy (6545) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5865) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 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.

2.5
   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.

2.2
   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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oscbert (1263) - 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.

3.6
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (6493) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2008
1/2 pint on nitro at Barclays in Oakland. Solid cream top over an amber-colored, clear brew. Nutty buddy! Milky caramel. Doesnt lend itself well to the nitro delivery, IMHO. (#3416, 4/12/2008)

3.1
   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 Pyramids 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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