sarie99 (50) - San Francisco, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Served warmer, less carbonation. Slightly more balanced that the regular Pale Ale. Much better with Nitrogen. stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Almost like a Boddingtons with a little hop flavor and astringent aftertaste. Nothing special, Nitro pour made it smooth but still is lacking a clean finish. Undercarbonated and poor bittering flavor, Tasted in Berkeley. jazz88 (2679) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Tap. Amber with a thick frothy white head. Hop and a little fruit in the aroma with a noticeable alcohol tinge. Creamy smooth and malty. KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2002
Beautiful nitro pour, of course, leaving tight creamy head in wake--below is crystal clear coppper ale--quite beautiful in the glass. Aroma has fruit tones with light hoppiness & subtle malt undertones. The flavor is less assertive but more subtle and smooth than the regular version of their pale ale. Good balance between malts and the light but well-bittered hops. Finish is medium-dry and very smooth. Body is good for a pale and the balance is helped by the nitrogenation. Some will find this brew too "restrained"--and quite apart from the unusual nitro treatment for a pale, is very much in the English style. I like its subtlety and balance. 666seth (229) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
Well I didn’t know that one would use nitrogen in a pale ale. Nice creamy head but the undercarbonated taste doesn’t suit well for a Pale Ale.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2002
This has to be Pyramid’s biggest mistake. The nitro head is a gimmick at best. Add in a general blandness, and you’re left with a mediocre beer. BillKismet (4057) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2002
Copper-red as advertised, and thirst quenching like most Pyramid ales, but lacking zing. Nice, easy hopping, and smooth, but highly forgettable. joet (2606) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2001
Sour (& soap?), nitro, very bitter, overextended long back. Disgusting. I left a 4 oz. undrunk.