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Pale Ale - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

Pale AlePale Ale

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14%


Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed only with Cascade hops and styled in the tradition of English Pale Ales, Pyramid’s Pale Ale is sweet and malty, with floral hop aromas.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2001)
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JohnWaynes44

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-19-2011 16:13:55 | More by JohnWaynes44
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-09-2014 04:34:29 | More by harpus
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brought out of retirement for the Spring variety 12-pack... Jesus, it is hard to believe it has been 10 years since I had one of these. Pours with a 2 finger off white sorta foamy looking head... the brew is clear polished amber... splotchy lacing.

Floral/lightly citrus hops are nicely balanced by a bigger than expected pale malt presence that is also carrying a bit of caramel and toasty notes.

Starts a bit sweeter than I normally like, but it moves seamlessly into floral hops... just enough bitterness to really balance it all out... finishes with a lingering perfumy hoppiness.

Body seems a bit bigger than most standard APA's... Still pretty drinkable and goes down easily.

No flaws really, it just seems like this one shows the age of when it was first brewed and now seems antiquated.

3.75/3.25/3.25/3.25/3.25

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 06:29:40 | More by JohnGalt1
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Texasfan549

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

02-01-2014 23:33:35 | More by Texasfan549
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DOCRW

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

01-26-2014 05:37:41 | More by DOCRW
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-09-2014 03:46:24 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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pod

California

4/5  rDev +14.3%

09-26-2013 03:57:08 | More by pod
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Asics

Washington

4/5  rDev +14.3%

04-28-2013 05:34:50 | More by Asics
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

03-11-2013 03:19:21 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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tbone1384

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev 0%

11-11-2012 14:49:45 | More by tbone1384
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Glopez

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

10-27-2012 03:46:42 | More by Glopez
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Jovo

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-01-2012 07:20:22 | More by Jovo
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allstar255

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-26-2012 01:20:31 | More by allstar255
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kobeer

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

07-23-2012 21:00:29 | More by kobeer
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ngeunit1

California

3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours an almost clear copper-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel and biscuit malts with grassy and citrus hops.

T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malts with some citrus and orange hops. Through the middle, some pine hop and light bitterness comes through with some bicuit malts. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts with some orange and pine hops with a bit of bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Fairly balanced with just a bit of a thin mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 07:22:11 | More by ngeunit1
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.3%

05-22-2012 02:35:24 | More by Chugs13
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

05-18-2012 12:24:17 | More by JAHMUR
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Irrationalist

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

05-07-2012 04:48:52 | More by Irrationalist
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-28-2012 08:05:49 | More by shelby415
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cdwil

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-27-2011 13:37:43 | More by cdwil
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germaniac

California

3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An easy drinking amber colored Pale Ale. Smells of hops and sweet malt. Starts out with a fruity hop bitterness, then dives into a mellow, nutty malt flavor, touched at the finish by caramel sweetness. It's nothing spectacular, just a solid, pretty tasty brew that would pair up well with spicy food.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2006 23:43:39 | More by germaniac
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A classic Amerian Pale Ale with a Northwest-Pacific Cascade flavour balanced with amber malt.

It's a very approachable beer, appearing & tasting like a watered-down Mac & Jacks African Amber Ale. The flavours are still apparant... they just aren't in your face!

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2005 16:16:32 | More by Derek
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Hunter

Arizona

2.38/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A red ale if ever there was one. Decent enough head and lacing effects.

Smell is sweet an cloying. Not particularly enjoyable.

Taste is surprisingly sweet for a pale. Expected more hops involvement. Clinging malt aftertaste, thin and bitter in the mouth.

Won't be making a return visit to this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2005 00:16:33 | More by Hunter
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Luigi

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark red-orange with a white sticky head. Smells hoppy with a good amount of nutty malts. The taste seems to match the taste. A basic fruity cascade hop with a good amount of malts to balance the flavor out. Has a medium mouthfeel. I like this beer! It has everything you would espect in a west coast pale ale. No more no less. Makes one hell of a session beer!

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2005 06:07:41 | More by Luigi
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oberon

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice clear amber with a thin wispy head that sticks around for awhile,wow no hops in the aroma to speak of some caramel malt and some biscuit wich was appetizing but really unexpected.Again not much hop on the palate a light herbal note in the finish but very light,there are some nice things going on though some caramel sweetness up front but a firm dry toasted maltiness prevails in the finish with a toastiness in the aftertaste.An appetizing session-style ale but not what would you would expect from a Pacific NW pale ale,very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2004 21:25:37 | More by oberon
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Pale Ale from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
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