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Discord Dark IPA - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

Discord Dark IPADiscord Dark IPA

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134 Ratings
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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 pmcadamis:
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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A semi-agrgessive pour leads to a big tan and frothy head that leaves a ton of lace on the over-sized (like WAY oversized) wine glass that I used for this brew. Root beer brown with ruby highlights. Nice lookin' beer!

S - Malty caramel and chocolate notes with much less of a hop presence than I would have guessed. More malty and "stout-y" than the name suggests.

T - Tates more like a hoppy stout or porter than an IPA, but it is really good no matter what the style or name would imply. It is really piney on the back end though. Good stuff!

M - Big mouthfeel. Solid and chewy, with a creamy feeling after swallowing.

This is a uniquely fun beer that doesn't really fit in to any catgory, but that's totally ok with me. Good is good, and this is a goood beer!

Note: not really evaluating this one "to-style" since there isn't really a style for this beast. I am starting to see more dark IPAs on the market, but good beer is good beer, right?

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 21:11:46 | More by pmcadamis
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Beermasterjarrett

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-07-2014 07:06:45 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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BierJager89

California

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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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13%

11-22-2013 20:28:16 | More by SaxmanRick
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Glibber

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-17-2013 05:22:53 | More by Glibber
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

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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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-17-2013 05:41:36 | More by vermilcj
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NOLTERN

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-06-2013 02:49:49 | More by NOLTERN
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-28-2013 03:50:59 | More by Jame515
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rxthree

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

09-15-2013 18:45:26 | More by rxthree
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

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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Tone

Missouri

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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theBIERlad

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-05-2013 15:19:00 | More by theBIERlad
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Beermazter310

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-24-2013 17:50:48 | More by Beermazter310
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Smurf2055

Washington

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-20-2013 22:24:39 | More by Smurf2055
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -43.5%

07-10-2013 23:37:44 | More by DonFrap
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tubeyes

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-03-2013 01:58:01 | More by tubeyes
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-17-2013 23:11:37 | More by tpauer
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Franziskaner

Missouri

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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dwtyler

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

06-15-2013 03:56:40 | More by dwtyler
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Stiffler

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-15-2013 03:09:59 | More by Stiffler
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

06-12-2013 04:39:08 | More by DerwinWentworth
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TheSixthRing

California

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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oberon

North Carolina

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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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-05-2013 04:41:20 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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Discord Dark IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
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