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Discord Dark IPA - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Discord Dark IPADiscord Dark IPA

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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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 tcampbel1:
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-09-2012 04:33:26 | More by tcampbel1
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North Carolina

3.24/5  rDev -8.5%

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.

06-05-2013 20:24:33 | More by oberon
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-06-2013 02:49:49 | More by NOLTERN
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3.51/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

06-16-2013 23:24:50 | More by Franziskaner
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West Virginia

1.8/5  rDev -49.2%

Trying a big Magic Hat/Pyramid conglomerate products dark IPA. Dark cola color with ruby tinted hues, light khaki head forms thick. Aroma has an earthy ripe hop note with dark malts wrapped around your standard earthy/citric hoppy IPA accents. Flavor is like a watered down porter with alcoholic notes and black licorice that make it nearly undrinkable pine resinous, earthy, dirt ridden hops collide with a dark dry roasted malt character coming off medicinal and unpalatable. Wow, this is bad beer I'm hanging it up as far as Pyramid beers go. Harsh from the first to last sip, carbonation is on but oily resins with the dark malts pretty much ruin the style for me. Terrible simply terrible beer.

03-12-2012 22:53:55 | More by WVbeergeek
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4/5  rDev +13%

05-03-2012 01:02:54 | More by WaydeRafnel
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New York

3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Enjoy by 06/14/12.

A: Pours a black body that allows some light through turning it dark dark brown. 1 finger yellowish-tan-white head that disspates to a film. Can actually see a little carbonation when held up to a light.

S: Some great citrus hops coming through on this aroma. Somebody said peach and I can definitely smell that too. A little roasted malt in there.

T: Floral and citrus hops to start, some malt tries to balance it out but gets overwhelmed. Lingering hop aftertaste.

M: Would never picture this beer being so dark with how it feels on the palette. Hops dont leave any unwanted sticky resins.

Overall a pretty enjoyable brew. Probably the most drinkable Dark IPA i've had.

03-11-2012 00:36:34 | More by CloudStrife
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-05-2013 04:41:20 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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3.4/5  rDev -4%

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.

06-10-2013 02:59:29 | More by TheSixthRing
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4.03/5  rDev +13.8%

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?

06-03-2012 21:11:46 | More by pmcadamis
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4.16/5  rDev +17.5%

1t2oz bottle to a pint glass

A:dark blakish red color almoast looks like a porter verry thin head with light laceing

S:hoppy citruss grapefruit but with a hint of chocklate coffe malts realy nice smell

T:verry yummy beer it taste like a mix from a porter and a pale ale a little bitter but with a good malt presence this is my first dark ipa and so far I am a fan

M:nice crisp a lil dry but plesent

Overall: wow I am blown away with this beer byfar the best beer by pyramid its such a nice ballance between the malts and hops I haven't had a beer like this flavor before I am gna put this sixer back quick

Live life...drink beer:-)

02-09-2013 08:57:23 | More by dertyd
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3.68/5  rDev +4%

Poured into a pint glass. Two fingers of head, dark brown color.

Strong pine smell with some grapefruit backup.

Balanced flavor at first, big pine tree and lemon in the middle, ends with a brunt malt. Curious and good.

Medium and sticky body, moderate carbonation.

A good DIPA.

06-19-2012 04:07:18 | More by Fatehunter
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-17-2013 05:22:53 | More by Glibber
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

04-16-2013 00:01:43 | More by Dduquette
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13%

04-19-2012 02:47:16 | More by cletetron
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-27-2014 04:12:47 | More by JaredGolia
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New York

4/5  rDev +13%

02-16-2012 23:13:30 | More by timbobandit
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

03-21-2012 01:29:57 | More by Edgewater
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4/5  rDev +13%

06-28-2012 03:39:14 | More by g_jenkins
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-07-2014 07:06:45 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

04-14-2012 02:33:09 | More by karatebartender
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-25-2012 17:22:59 | More by Hopmodium
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4/5  rDev +13%

Picked this up tonight at the COOP... Poured into my little CC goblet.. very clear deep brown... nice tan head with good lacing.

Citrus zest with bits of pine ... a nice mix of chocolate and dark roast malt let you know this is dark without ever being overbearing.

Flavor pretty much mirrors the nose.... a bit of pithy bitterness trails out on the finish.

Body is a light/medium... good small bubble carbonation makes me want another sip.... Pretty good and cheap... I dig it.

All 4's.

03-01-2012 07:19:39 | More by JohnGalt1
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a dark reddish brown. Thin fine light tan head that slowly dissipates to a thin film with slight lacing. Aroma of toasty malt, light hops and a hint of chocolate. Flavor with light toasted and biscuit malt, but dominated by bitter non-herbal, slightly citrus hops. Finishes with hop bitterness; somewhat astringent. Medium bodied with a decent mouth feel. A satisfactory dark IPA, but could use more flavorful distinct hops with some more malt support.

04-28-2012 04:06:58 | More by LiquidAmber
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4/5  rDev +13%

05-24-2013 22:18:54 | More by Spaz7
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Discord Dark IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
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