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Fling Pale Ale - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Fling Pale AleFling Pale Ale

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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 11.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GreenCard on 01-21-2010)
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GreenCard

Oregon

3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: pale gold, great clarity, thick layer of off-white foam, good head retention

Aroma: resiny hops and a grainy malt bouquet; tangerines

Flavor: dryish malt profile that plays out pretty clean; grassy hop flavor with a terse bitterness; also a strange fish oil or flax oil back note which is kind of off-putting

Mouthfeel: light body, crisp, spritzy carbonation

Other comments: A little early for a spring seasonal, but then again, it's pretty warm here for January.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2010 04:11:34 | More by GreenCard
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-29-2013 06:48:44 | More by jaydoc
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.8%

05-31-2013 20:27:56 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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CN1234

California

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

07-22-2012 01:13:04 | More by CN1234
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strongaf

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-13-2012 07:49:32 | More by strongaf
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TrojanWheels

California

3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-18-2012 22:05:36 | More by TrojanWheels
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-24-2011 00:04:17 | More by RoryOMoore
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philbertk

Washington

2.78/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pyramid Brewing Company--Fling Pale Ale Spring Seasonal--2010 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV--35 IBU's. (3.25 / 5.0) Pale Ale. Thin short fizzy no lace head. Clear pretty bright gold color. Delicate floral hop white toast front. Crisp mild sweet light caramel apple pear thin smooth body. Refreshing mild hop end. Bland. More of a Golden / Extra Pale Ale. Missing biscuit Pale Ale flavor. Sampled 2/13/2010. $2.29 Each.

Pyramid Brewing Company--Fling Pale Ale Spring Seasonal--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV. 35 IBU's. (2.25 / 5.0) Foamy thin mild lace white head. Clear pretty orange gold color. Mild floral hop front. Doughy odd mild flavored Pale Golden Ale flat body. Mild hop end. Dull. Not one for Pyramid to be proud of. Aged poorly quickly? Sampled 10/18/2010. 6-Pack purchased for $6.99 @ Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 1/19/2010.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 04:22:33 | More by philbertk
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Brenden

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a very pale golden yellow with lots of clarity. A small white head pours out and fades after some time. Light lacing is left behind, and a steady remnant of head does remain.
There's a light hops note in the aroma backed by soft fruits and lightly complimented by grainy malts with a touch of lemon rind.
Hops are most forward in the flavor. It's not particularly strong but it is good, and balance from a dry malt is pretty good. There's a bit of a grassy note with lemon rind zest. There is a touch of something waxy lingering just underneath.
A light, pale body is pretty crisp but verges on overly carbonated. Otherwise, I expect this one to be light anyway and it does have some life to it. Overall I'd say it's semi-dry.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2010 04:11:01 | More by Brenden
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Wasatch

Utah

3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger fizzy white head, with some minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, very slight citrus. The taste is slighlty hoppy, with some nice malt notes, bitter, slightly sweet, a very slight touch of citrus. Medium body. Drinkable, a good one for a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2010 23:33:57 | More by Wasatch
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JBogan

Nevada

3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bright golden liquid fills the glass, topped by a small white head which quickly turns into a thin film and leaves very little lacing. Nice color, but otherwise dull looking.

A citric aroma is joined by some sweet malt. Clean and inviting.

The taste is crisp and clean, with lemon zest along with some sweet honey.

Fairly good mouthfeel, with a medium body and above average carbonation.

Overall this is a refreshing brew for a summer day. Nothing great going on, but solid in just about every category.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 01:07:40 | More by JBogan
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with a white head, a little suspension of orange looks nice. Nose is citric and hoppy. A little light overall, with pale sweet malts and toasted grains. Not a lot going on, pretty straightforward.

Flavor is crisp and hoppy. Floral and citric, with good pop in that area. Slight caramel note amongst the bready, biscuity malts. Herbs are a background player, with a hint of pepper. Mouthfeel is medium for style, nothing terribly exciting but pretty damn good on a hot, hot day.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2010 03:44:34 | More by BretSikkink
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HalfFull

California

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. twist off bottle into a pint glass. Pours a deep straw/light golden with a touch of haze and offers a fleeting cap of foam that soon offers little more than a light surface ring.

Nose is of grain and some light citrus and peat hops Somewhat unrefined and neutral in nature, yet not negative in any way either and expanding a bit with warming.

Flavor is light with a pleasant background citrus component throughout. Relatively dry and coarse in feel, with a flash of sweetness on the finish, though not offering much in the bitterness department. Carbonation holds up better than the initial lack of foam might suggest and makes for a light and easy drinking pale, but one of little depth and character.

Very much a 'Light Ale' or perhaps 'Extra Pale' in character, and somewhat of an emerging style.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2010 05:05:42 | More by HalfFull
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Beerbythepool

Missouri

3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to Sam Adams taster glass.

Color- Golden with a slight haze
.5 Finger head, not very impressive and the lacing was very light.
Smell- floral notes and peach
Taste- a little tart for me, citrus, hops, grapefruit
It is full flavored, but light in the mouth.
The finish is easy and clean.

This is an easy drinker, not overwhelming, but has some flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 03:36:51 | More by Beerbythepool
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AboutBeverages

Arizona

3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The aroma features notes of citrus tea that carry through to the taste, but does not overwhelm. There is a great balance of the dry and sour notes on the palate. This is a very unique combination of flavors that sets it apart from most pale ales. Excellent choice for Spring/Summer.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2010 03:17:11 | More by AboutBeverages
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hoplover82

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a crystal clear deep yellow color with a smallish medium white head that has ok to not so ok retention with pretty good lacing.

S-Has a very tropical fruity bright but light (not faint) hop aroma with a nice tropical sweet pale malt aroma as it warms. Very nice indeed.

T-The flavor is much like the aroma. A little sweet maltiness with lots of tropical hop fruitiness that probably is excentuated by the yeast used. Nice clean bitterness. Lots of fruity esthers. Very nice for a spring beer.

M-Nice medium yet almost silky body with a soft bitterness that lingers well.

D-Very very drinkable pale ale fo sho. You can session this all night fo sho.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2010 02:56:51 | More by hoplover82
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Fnord

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Very pale amber with a dense white head.

Smell & Taste - Pine, apricot, citrus, a touch of grapefruit and a syrup-like sweetness that blends with the alcohol. It's well balanced between the sweet and the bitter, with a nice clean finish. The sweetness gets more pronounced as it warms up.

Mouthfeel - Medium thickness with a crisp, brisk carbonation.

Notes - This is a good pale ale. There's nothing outstanding about it, but it's worth a try. I might buy it again if it's on sale.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2010 16:33:35 | More by Fnord
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Minkybut

Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this hoppy beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a very nice golden color. The beer poured a big white foamy. pillow head and had great lacing. The taste was very hoppy and very dry, It almost made me thirsty drinking it. Too much hop for me I will not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2010 22:53:31 | More by Minkybut
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jwillcourt

Texas

3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Clear, golden yellow color. Finger-sized white head comprised of larger bubbles that settles into a white cap within a couple minutes. Lots of bubbles clinging to the side of the glass, and a steady stream of quick-rising bubbles up the middle. Little to no lacing.

S - Predominantly earthy hops with slight bready malt lurking underneath.

T - Bready malt up front. Hoppy bitterness comes through in the finish. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and a little metallic. Dry all the way through.

M - Thin-bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly watery. Carbonation is more aggressive up front, and gets in the way of the flavor a little. The finish is pretty soft and just a little astringent. It gets softer after a few minutes as it loses carbonation.

D - This is pretty crisp, dry, and drinkable. I think it is enjoyable but only average for the style. The carbonation, aftertaste, and relative blandness of the malt and hops are holding it back.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2010 03:08:36 | More by jwillcourt
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clear golden yellow with good carbonaion and a small white head. Nose is citrus, dash of hops and perhaps caramel. Taste bready malts, slightly caramel aspect and some nice balanceing floral hops. I thought it was pretty drinkable and def a West Coast take on a APA.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2010 23:17:09 | More by barleywinefiend
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allengarvin

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bright copper gold color and a small head that disappears quickly. The nose is pleasant, with light malt (a touch of caramel, as well as grain) and fresh citrusy hops. The flavor echoes this exactly, together with a moderately substantial bitterness that makes it a decent session beer.

Nothing too special, I would sum it up as an inoffensive new offering from Pyramid, a brewery that rarely goes out on a limb to try anything new. No real flaws other than being forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2010 16:00:55 | More by allengarvin
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snaotheus

Washington

2.73/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a large mug

Pours clear brassy golden with a big foamy head, surprisingly little lacing. Smell has no hops. Smells like a heavy lager, very bready.

Taste has no hops either. Malt, bread, yeast. A little cilantro taste and a slight sour aftertaste.

Mouthfeel isn't bad, it's thick and chewy but not sticky. It's drinkable, but a mediocre beer at best.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 04:02:06 | More by snaotheus
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass
Pale gold in color with a moderate head of dissapating foam
Aroma-Faint apricot and citrus notes
Taste-Fruity, a slight hint of hops, clean, with a slight bitter finish.
Overall,crisp, easy to drink, unoffensive. Would make a nice session beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2010 18:17:43 | More by hosehead83
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RJLarse

Washington

3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a six-pack of Fling Pale Ale in a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a a pale gold color and is clear. A small frothy head forms leaving a little lace on the glass.

Smell is a soft fruity fragrance. Melons and peaches.

The taste is bready, with some faint caramel or butterscotch notes, and a fruity flavor, like white grapes with a very mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel has a litle more body than the appearance might suggest. It's a clean feel.

Very drinkable with a nice seasonal spring character about it. I'll probably buy this again. especially on sale.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2010 02:30:58 | More by RJLarse
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oberon

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It sure seems strange to be drinking a spring seasonal with the weather the way it is down here in NC.Poured into a standard pint a clear light to medium golden with a thin quick to fade white head.Aromas are lighter but pleasant,light toast, and a touch of herb, and citrus.I gave a slight above average score in taste because the beer has pretty good crispness in the finish,there is some herbal zest and citric notes to go along with a lighter sweetness.Obviously this beer is not a earth shattering brew,it has some decent subtle qualities.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 20:31:36 | More by oberon
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Fling Pale Ale from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
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