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India Pale Lager - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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India Pale LagerIndia Pale Lager

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: archyquaffer on 03-27-2014

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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 9
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, nice to see something new from this brewery, up here north of 49.

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber colour, with three fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and rather bubbly tan head, which leaves some stellar sticky webbed lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells lightly of biscuity pale malt, saltine crackers, lemon wedges, dried orange rind, pine needles, and a mild earthy chalkiness. The taste is bready, grainy pale malt, a lessened white cracker edginess, more lemon and orange mixed fruitiness, wet chalk, damp pine trees, and a further plain earthy, weedy hoppiness.

The bubbles are pretty low-key, beyond the capable handling of their support duties, the body a pleasant medium weight, and mostly smooth, these hops not in the mood to mess with a good thing. It finishes off-dry, the biscuity character still strong, but letting in a bit of the malty sweetness sheerly out of the goodness of its heart.

An enjoyable rendition of this burgeoning proto-style, the hoppiness not overbearing, but working well with the choice of peppy malts. Good on Pyramid for branching out a bit, and venturing down different roads - I'd like to see more of this sort of thing (IPLs, that is) - done well, of course!

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3.57/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pour produces a relatively clear and a rust-tinged orange color with a sandstone head that sits at finger's width. Good retention results in a fair layer of surface suds and a thick ring around the edge of the glass. Generous amounts of lacing is left along the sides of the glass.

Smell - Citrusy aroma with touches of grain, bread and a hint of spice.

Taste - Follows the nose. Citrusy flavor that hits on orange and lesser notes of grapefruit and pine. Light black pepper spiciness comes through mid-taste. Generic malty sweetness hinting at white bread. A bit of earthiness in the finish to go with orange pith bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with fair carbonation. Not quite as light and crisp as one might expect from an IPL. Semi-dry finish.

Overall - Not bad at all. It certainly surpassed my expectations. Only downside is the body which is more IPA-like than lager-like. Not a huge issue, but if I were looking for something more light and refreshing in the summer I'd likely grab something else.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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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Appearance: Clear, deep and slightly hazy reddish-amber in color, sporting a vast, dense off-white head, with superb retention, and lacing like Hieratic script .

Aroma: Profound aroma of orange and grapefruit rind and pine hops, pale malt is also notable, but understated by comparison.

Taste: Opens with fairly powerful grapefruit and pine hops; the pale malt is evident, with a white bread and cracker profile. As the taste progresses, the hops utterly dominate. Late in the taste, no hint of the malt remains. Finishes with a moderate and quite lingering flavor of pine.

Mouth feel: Very smooth and full, with just a faint bit of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A very nice, drinkable example of the style. The lager's clean and smooth profile shines.

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India Pale Lager from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.