Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at MacTarnahan’s tap room--Poured a cascading creamy tawny-golden nitro body with a fluffy ice cream head. Mouth feel was rich and desert-like. Light and very quaffable. Nose of spicy and floral hops. Slightly metallic but not so much that it hindered the overall impression of this brew. Clean and pleasant silken finish.
after4ever (8018) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the Safeco Field brewpub. Pours light coppery amber with densely moussy but very thin off-white head. Plenty of lace. Sour sweaty nose, some CO2 and yeast there. Watery, lightly fizzy attack. Bitter toast and light aluminum notes. Fairly clean finish.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Source: Brewfest, Richmond VA
slight aroma with some malt sweetness and just a touch of hops, light creamy body with low carbonation, slight hop flavor with residual bitterness, a good mild
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 2/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 5/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a brilliant amber with orange and gold highlights and a thick off-white head that laces the glass. The aroma is very mild - hints of bread yeast and a slight touch of malt. The flavor is also very light - it starts off with some mild malts, a touch of toasted bread, and some very earthy, almost grassy, hops. The beer finishes very bitter from the spicey and earthy hops. The mouthfeel is flat and lifeless - I’m afraid to say that the nitrogen does nothing for this beer. Overall, one of the worst beers out of the sampler.
dwyerpg (6013) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flavor at first seems flat, probably from the nitrogen. Light and thin, there aren’t hardly any hops, except in the finish. Pretty disappointing.
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper-red as advertised, and thirst quenching like most Pyramid ales, but lacking zing. Nice, easy hopping, and smooth, but highly forgettable.
DYCSoccer17 (3686) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 3, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
10 ounce sample tasted at the brewpub in Sacramento, CA. Also called "Draught Pale Ale". Citric, lemony-metallic bitter hop aroma. Some floral notes as well as some grainy malts are also present. Transparent copper body with some honey-colored hues present. Light yellow frothy head that is pretty decent. Strange, grainy, astringent start. Some roasted malts in the middle with some slight buttery diacetyl notes. Light herbal hop bitterness is present in the finish. Blegh, this just doesnt work. Astringency, lowly hopped, diacetyl mess.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pyramid Brewery: Nice copper color....1/4" creamy head....probably because of the nitro. Creamy mouth feel with a little hops. Odd mineral taste that leaves the mouth a bit metallic.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brewpub: Clear bright reddish amber, creamy head (nitro for sure). Grainy malt aroma, slightly fruity. Smooth, malty palate, mildly citrussy in the finish. Maybe interesting if it wasn’t nitro, but otherwise pretty boring.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 25, 2004
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice creamy white head, clear amber color.Aroma is lacking, but slightly malty. Flavor is much the same way, hops are completely absent. One good thing about this beer is that it does have a very nice texture, thanks to the nitro. Full-bodied. Very smooth for a pale, but not much else.