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Discord Dark IPA - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

Discord Dark IPADiscord Dark IPA

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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%

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

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Discord Dark IPA celebrates the marriage of two distinct flavors, the Dark Ale and the IPA. The traditional bitterness of an IPA is juxtaposed against a black malt canvas, creating an ale that keeps your taste buds working to discover all of the unique flavors imparted by the 5 different hops and malts.

(Beer added by: mynie on 10-09-2010)
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Reviews by JohnnyMc:
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2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First beer from Pyramid.

It pours out pretty black with some reddish/amber hues.

The smell is dominated by earthy and piney hops.

The flavor is a bit odd. At first there is this hoppy flavor filled with earthy notes and it stops. Then there is a chocolate hint with roasted malts. The problem with this beer is, it didn't seem to blend together. It was like drinking two separate beers at once.

Not bad, but I won't pick up again.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 20:07:31 | More by JohnnyMc
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-07-2014 07:06:45 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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4.24/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown, basically black with a mocha head.

S: Orange, mango, coffee, dark chocolate in the nose.

T: Bittersweet chocolate, orange, mango, tangerine, a little lemon, some grapefruit peel and a little pine.

M: Medium bodied and smoothish.

O: Discord? More like accord. This style of beer is a delicious blend of roasted malt and citric/fruity happiness.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 22:30:03 | More by BierJager89
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4/5  rDev +13%

11-22-2013 20:28:16 | More by SaxmanRick
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-17-2013 05:22:53 | More by Glibber
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3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Poured out a really dark brown with a ruby tint to it, explosive 2 finger of thick bubbly khakhi head, mild lacing.
S - Lots of dark fruit, some complex malt background, a touch of medicinal smell, and some earthy hops.
T - Taste follows a lot like the aroma, lots of big dark fruit taste, a touch of it is tart, then you get some dark toasted caramel, some sweeter candied kinda malt, a little bit of odd spice underneath.
M - Weird, a touch too carbonated, and papery dry bitterness.
O - Definitely complex, but it seems like this one is a little too weird, I dont think its a bad take on a black IPA, but it doesnt really have any dark roasted traits.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 05:42:56 | More by Omnium
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-17-2013 05:41:36 | More by vermilcj
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-06-2013 02:49:49 | More by NOLTERN
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-28-2013 03:50:59 | More by Jame515
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

09-15-2013 18:45:26 | More by rxthree
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4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass:

A: deep dark black colored body with a one and a half finger foamy head that lasts for a good two minutes (impressed the head lasted that long), clingy white lacing

S: roasty yet floral and citrusy, a nice element of cocoa and coffee is noticed ever so slightly underneath

T: roasty sweetness married very well to the floral and citrusy flavorings, little bit of a coffee aftertaste, dry finish

M: medium in body, somewhat sessionable perhaps, carbonation is very smooth for an American Black Ale, but I'm not complaining I like it just wasn't expecting that, but it could be construed as under carbonated by some for the style

O: wow, I wasn't expecting this to be this good, kudos to Pyramid

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 17:26:28 | More by BeerKangaroo
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3.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black color. 3/2 inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, hops, citrus hops, pine, spice, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American Black Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a very high carbonation level. Tastes of hops, roasted malt, sweet malt, alcohol, hint of pale malt, slight pine, and caramel malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and blend, but the high carbonation is quite unfavorable.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 16:47:12 | More by Tone
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-05-2013 15:19:00 | More by theBIERlad
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-24-2013 17:50:48 | More by Beermazter310
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-20-2013 22:24:39 | More by Smurf2055
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2/5  rDev -43.5%

07-10-2013 23:37:44 | More by DonFrap
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-03-2013 01:58:01 | More by tubeyes
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-17-2013 23:11:37 | More by tpauer
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3.51/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Great head retention. Dark brown hue, just barely allows light to penetrate. Mild Pacific Northwest hop aroma. Hops on the front of the palate, a rush of dark malt, and a flourish of hops on the finish. Pretty good in the spectrum of dark IPA's I've tried this is above average.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 23:24:50 | More by Franziskaner
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

06-15-2013 03:56:40 | More by dwtyler
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-15-2013 03:09:59 | More by Stiffler
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

06-12-2013 04:39:08 | More by DerwinWentworth
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3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a deep, dark, near black auburn brown with a light tan head that sits just under two fingers. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of microbubbles across the surface. Fair lacing with little stick.

Smell - Floral, somewhat citric hop aroma. Lesser hints of cocoa and caramel.

Taste - Strong orange peel character upfront and throughout, with moderate cocoa and light touches of roast near the finish. Orange pith bitterness rings through the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body fair carbonation. Goes down well enough.

Overall - A decent Black IPA from Pyramid. Not a complex presentation, as the hop character is more or less a one note presence, making for a fairly uneventful drinking experience. Doubtful I'd buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 02:59:29 | More by TheSixthRing
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3.24/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Best by:6/15/2013.Poured into a nonic a chesnut brown with a thinner light beige head atop.Aromas are light with black malt and sweet brown sugar-like notes,not much hop presence for the style.Flavors are roasted with black malt notes with a molasses sweetness,the hops provide a mild earthy and even milder piney finish.Eh not anything to go out and look for,I usually like Pyramid offerings more than most...not this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 20:24:33 | More by oberon
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Discord Dark IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
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