RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our inaugural Pyramid beer, Pale Ale was the first beer ever brewed in 1984 under the Pyramid family of ales.

Editors Note: Different recipe and marketing from Draught and Noble Hops version.
Malts: Malted Barley, Caramel 80L, Caramel 120L, Carapils
Hops: Cascade
OG: 13.5

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5317) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2005 A medium amber colored body with a thin off white head. The aroma is sweet oranges with some bananas and a light hint of pine. The taste is slight pine and oak with a little bit of grapefruit. The mouthfeel is thin with a dry refreshing character. Very nice pale ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2005
Reddish brown with a good aroma of hops with a bit of sweet earthiness. Smooth with a good balance of floral hops and bready malts. Not too overpowering in any one category-like it couldnt decide which direction to take-"should I be more malty or hoppy-Ill stay in the middle as not to offend anyone". Clean, smooth finish with a little astringency. Good overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2004
07.03.03 12oz bottle. Another darkish amber beer from Pyramid and with similar aromas of bread and herbs, but this one is a bit more on the citrus, c-hop side of the spectrum. Nice hoppy flavor dominates a rather thin brew, sweet, floral. As uninspiring as they are, these northwest pale ales are delicious as a Wendys Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger -- you can get it anywhere, and its so tasty you do.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Wait a minute...is that actually live yeast in the bottle?...cant be. This smells pretty good actually, surprisingly malty with minimal hopping. Tastse like a mellow amber ale. Typical malt, although strong. Dark for a pale - a moderate amber color. Although this surprised me it really wasnt all too exciting, just unusual for the style and the brewery. Needs a bit more character.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 5, 2004
on tap at pyramd alehouse. on the blander end of the pale ale spectrum. citric aroma and faint bitterness

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber brown color with a small cola-like head. roma is malty and hoppy. Flavor is malty (syrup like) and mildly hoppy in aftertaste. Generally, a decent all around beer--much like its English counterparts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubbleflubber (2194) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Pours hazy reddish-brown, with a medium head that dissipates quickly leaving nice lace. Spicy hop nose. Almost immediate caramel on the front, malt balanced nicely with hops. Cleanses the palate well, nothing too obtrusive. Nutty bitter finish that tends to linger (maybe even a shade too long), but definitely fills the mouth and is decently drinkable. Would recommend with pizza or other hearty Ameritalian cuisine. Compliments well with marinara.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2004
cloudy dark amber color with no head. sweet kinda roasty aroma. spicy light bitter taste with a tangy finish kida sweet easy drinking and refreshing

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9408) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2004
Crystal clear copper-coloured beer with a thin off-white head. Sweet caramel malt and citrusy grapefruity hops. The flavour is also sweet with a spicy character and a bitter finish. Well-balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2004
A nice balanced Pale ale. Bitter and sweet. Quite refreshing actually. good beer.


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