Curve Ball Blonde Ale - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
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Reviews by Murrhey:
1.73/5 rDev -46.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.
A- Two finger white head, kind of lazy looking carbonation. Decent retention, sticky lacing. Essentially clear, very light yellow. Exceptionally high clarity.
S- Grass, and light, kind of gross malts.
T- Super grassy, some lemon and malt flavors. Refreshing in the fact that it is basically water.
M- Tonic water. Fizzy but extremely light.
O- Too bad. Not a good beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2012 04:39:11 | More by Murrhey
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3.19/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: A flying curve ball coming from the back of the pyramid on the label is kinda odd. The pyramids on the cap are pretty cool though. The description is not over the top, which I like. The beer pours with little head, even with an aggressive gluggy pour. I used a clear crystal Tom Collins glass. The head is just barely off-white, not creamy fine-bubble foam, but rather more like larger-per-bubble soda carbonation in head bubble size. The color is yellowish-orange, very transparent and translucent.
Smell: Reminds me of an ale mixed with a macrobrew, because I can clearly smell that macrobrew kind of not-so-great hops aroma. But, you can also smell better ale aroma too.
Taste & Mouthfeel: This goes down easy and is pretty inoffensive if you're not a beer snob. It's not very bitter, but a little bitter like normal beer, not real malty, a bit on the sweet side. A little thin, but not as much as a macrobrew. The hops aren't the best, but not too bad; you won't be writing poetry about floral hops here.
Overall: Not bad really. I could see this as a fast-drinking beer for some, and a transition beer for those stuck on mainstream beers. There's some good stuff in there, but not a lot that would push someone new to the game away. They market it as a good summer lager/ale, and it does cool you down easily because of the easy drinkability. Good.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2013 22:24:05 | More by swingdjted
Curve Ball Blonde Ale from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
75 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.