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

Editor’s 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Coppery color, off-white head. Sweet malty nose. Opens sweet and malty closes with a hoppy bite that stays around. A good drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2004
A nice American hop nose, coming off a very pretty amber ale. The flavor is a good blend of malt and hop, but lacking in an ale-like yeast charecter. Still a good drinking beer, if somewhat uninspired.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2004
Dark copper color with a very large head which clings to the glass for a long time. Nose is a musty, nutty Fall-like hop aroma. Pale and bland throughout with some old apple and pear flavor, and a bit of biting hops towards the end. Drinkable but not very flavorful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6554) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Reddish amber with thin head, but higly active. Citric aroma. Fresh and dry fruity flavor. Gets blander as you go. This is an OK American pale, but nothing spectacular to make it stand out at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Pale Ale is not one of my favorite categories, but this one really impressed me. Tawny in color with hints of hops and a pinch of sweetness on the nose. Surpirsingly smooth with a dry, slightly frutiy taste with hints of vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2453) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Nice looking beer when poured into a glass..nice crystal brown with a lovelly creamy style off white head that stays a while. Also great aroma of fresh cascade hops....and the caramel malts can be detected too. Taste is good rather balanced though the malt predominates for most of the time..its just as you swallow that the hops show through..nice but could be a little more balanced. Pretty average on the palate..nothing special. Drinkable Pale ale but with so many good ones to choose from why would I return to this again?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dingo (37) - USA - SEP 28, 2003
A dark caramel in color, fast fading foam, and full mouth taste. I really like this beer. Not a Pyramid fan in the fast, I'm finding that they put out a consistent and quality product. Others here have commented on a foul smell, but find it appealing. I'll buy again...not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2003
Dark copper and decent carbonation. Roasted, nutty malts and slightly floral aroma. Nutty and woody flavor with some staleness and low hop bitterness. A very English pale ale that predates the hop fad in the American craft beer movement.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jgb9348 (6004) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Darker amber colour with a very thick (3 centimetre) dense tan head. The aroma was almost purely hops, but not normal Cascade...these were very metallic smelling and not fresh at all. Taste of metal with a bit of hops (they taste like english and not cascade though). Malt backbone, but the hops are more prominent. Medium-bodied; Afteraste very bland and lifeless, just showing a bit of hops and a tad of the malt. Not a great beer, but not the worst beer. Pretty much what I've come to expect from Pyramid. Not really worth trying unless you REALLY want this one for some personal reason. Overall, an average (perhaps slightly lower than) english pale. I bought my twelve ounce bottle at Total Wine in McLean, Virginia.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Great appearance in the draft version. Dark amber color with a large creamy off white head. Moderate hoppy aroma and taste. A little disapointing in the palate.

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