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India Pale Lager - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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India Pale LagerIndia Pale Lager

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BA SCORE
79
okay

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: archyquaffer on 03-27-2014)
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Braz, Apr 09, 2014
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Pours a finger of head on a clear amber colored body.
The aroma is honey and pine. Mild but nice.
The taste tends to the sweet side, with some mild pine and lemon bitterness in the middle. Longer malty finish.
The texture is softer with moderate carbonation.
It's a nice lager with some extra citrus and pine flavors.

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22 oz bottle from a local "mom and pop" convenience store. $2.79 Pours a clear lightish amber colour ( like darker honey) with a nice sized frothy and thick off white head. Ok spicy/floral hop aromas..bread like malts. Good spicy hoppy taste..sweet bready malts balance in the back. nice. Mouth feel is fine medium carbonation and medium thick..drinks real well. Overall really nice little amber lager here..not bad at all ( i find myself saying that often with Pyramid nowadays).

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Quite handsome amber brew with plenty of creamy foam in the big chalice. Quite a sudsy mouthfeel. Substantial body with plenty of malt. Big hoppy aroma that is more fruity than piney.

I think that Double Pilsner describes this fine. It's overhopped for what we usually think of as a Lager, but in the realm of the Pilsner hoppiness, for what that's worth. Rather sweet but quite sharp with hop acidity. Still, it's not inappropriately bitter, but it's unmistakably up there with the IBUs.

A citrusy sharp finish. Distinctly lemony with a long bitter aftertaste. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at The Market in Anacortes.

mactrail, Aug 14, 2014
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From Pyramid's web site:
Malts: Two row barley, Cara red, C80, C120

Hops: Nuggett, Chinook

Dry hopped: Amarillo, Centennial, Sterling

OG: 14.5

ABV: 6.0%

IBU: 60

Served from a bomber into a shaker pint. A moderate pour produces about an inch of frothy, off-white head. The head proves pretty sticky. The beer is on the pale side of amber with about average carbonation.

One whiff tells you this is a hop bomb. Plenty of piney and dry citrus hop flavors and aromas are in evidence. As usual, my palate has difficulty discerning the malt flavors amidst all these hops. It's there for sure, just hard to appreciate, when it's hops hops hops on the palate. I think I can just taste some caramel as the beer settles on the tongue. The aftertaste is not too lingering nor too bitter.

I associate lager beer with more of a subtle flavor, and fail to see the point of hop loading to this extent. This tastes pretty much like an American IPA or hoppy pale ale. It's not hard to drink or anything, I just fail to see the point.

Incidentally, I had a hard time nailing down the style for the "Add Beer" function. I don't think "double" or "imperial" is an apt name for a 6.0 ABV brew, but the discussion forums led me there. I also could not load a picture, no matter how many times I tried.

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India Pale Lager from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.