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Discord Dark IPA - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Discord Dark IPADiscord Dark IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

136 Ratings
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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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esdeebrew

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-20-2013 21:01:48 | More by esdeebrew
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sam_bliss

Washington

3.65/5  rDev +3.1%

12-ouncer into a tall glass

Pours a blackened amber with a few centimeters of browned head. The aroma prominently features bitter dark malts. A bit of resinous, woody hop balances caramel and smokiness. The taste is of coffee and some fruitiness. Apple-smoked toast. Mouthfeel is fresh for such a well-bodied brew. Pleasant aftertaste without any after-feel.

To make this beer pyramid took one part Snow Cap and one part Thunderhead and mixed them up real good. It turned out alright

02-20-2013 02:34:38 | More by sam_bliss
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beertunes

Washington

2.73/5  rDev -22.9%

Poured into 9oz pilsener glass. Poured a translucent reddish-black color with over 1/4 inch of tan head that had good retention and light lacing.

The aroma had a bit of roasty malt at the front, receding to some mild floral hops, that also had just a tinge of citrus. On the tongue though, the flavors were far less well-defined than the aroma had led me to expect. The beer was, in general, a bland blend of grains and relatively soft hops. There was a very unpleasant bitter finish on the very back of the tongue that lingered far, far too long to be enjoyable.

The body was solidly typical for the style, medium-ish. Drinkability was good, except for that harsh, bitter finish. Overall, I think it'll depend on how you like the style in general. I'm not particularly a fan, so I didn't really find much here to love. YMMV. Worth trying when you see it.

02-20-2013 01:00:31 | More by beertunes
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-10-2013 04:13:09 | More by SocalKicks
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powdersoldier

Washington

4/5  rDev +13%

02-09-2013 17:58:18 | More by powdersoldier
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dertyd

California

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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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-06-2013 23:33:54 | More by Haybeerman
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sloelco

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-04-2013 07:46:45 | More by sloelco
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-16-2012 17:12:18 | More by t0rin0
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ToMakeEndsMeet

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

12-04-2012 05:53:14 | More by ToMakeEndsMeet
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-13-2012 02:43:19 | More by nmann08
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Kornoms

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.3%

09-12-2012 21:07:39 | More by Kornoms
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Bitter_Echo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

A very clear but dark ale, but I can't say anything about the foam, having slipped this one into the tumbler. Smell is hoppy, some alcohol phenol, and malt and sweet. A bit piney. A bit chemistry lab. Not much citrus. Taste is very good, malt sweetness coming in late, then dried fruit (maybe prune), caramel, and coffee run by fast. Mouthfeel is fast and dry and refreshing...no cloying sweetness or syrupy feeling here, and carbonation is moderately scrubbing. Bitter notes follow later and hold in a nice sustain of the hops. This was my first dark IPA, so with little to base this, I still liked it rather much and am inclined again to try the style.

09-03-2012 21:37:59 | More by Bitter_Echo
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phishsihq

Colorado

3.3/5  rDev -6.8%

Discord pours a deep ruby chestnut, and is topped with 1 inch of light beige head. Retention is decent, and lace clings spottily. Slight hints of chocolate and coffee mingle with an appetizing pine hop aroma. Dark flavors of dark chocolate and coffee blend seamlessly with pine resiny and a light citrus hop flavors. Slick and smooth, Discord is medium-light in body and moderate in carbonation.

Cheers!

07-15-2012 00:25:38 | More by phishsihq
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hophopandaway14

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

07-05-2012 03:38:48 | More by hophopandaway14
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-04-2012 23:24:21 | More by kjkinsey
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-04-2012 20:47:58 | More by bluesplit63
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g_jenkins

California

4/5  rDev +13%

06-28-2012 03:39:14 | More by g_jenkins
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Fatehunter

Oregon

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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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

06-17-2012 07:47:39 | More by schnarr84
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +13%

A - Pours a dark black with a bit of ruby mixed in and a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted caramel malts and citrus hops. There are also some earthy hops and a bit of chocolate.

T - Starts off with some roasted caramel and light chocolate malts with some citrus and orange hops. Through the middle, some earthy and pine hops come through with some bitterness and a bit more chocolate flavor. The finish is a mix of roasted caramel and citrus hops with a bit of bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, roasted, and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice dark IPA. A little bit malt forward, could have used a bit more hops.

06-10-2012 03:55:04 | More by ngeunit1
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pmcadamis

Illinois

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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baconman91

Ohio

4/5  rDev +13%

05-31-2012 22:00:12 | More by baconman91
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-25-2012 17:22:59 | More by Hopmodium
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yesyouam

New York

4.15/5  rDev +17.2%

Pyramid Discord Black IPA is a dark berry colored beer. It's almost black until you hold it to the light. It's topped with a dense, waxy khaki foam that has outstanding retention and lacing. There are bright, citrusy hops in the aroma with notes of fresh squeezed orange juice and fresh cut fir... perhaps a hint of roast and ash. It's medium bodied and foamy. It leaves the tongue dry and rough. It's quite bitter. Pine resin fades into juniper and leaves a medicinal aftertaste. The dark malt is far in the background. This is all about the hops, for sure. This is not a timid beer, nor is it for the timid. This is a nice bitter slap in the face.

05-25-2012 14:41:40 | More by yesyouam
Discord Dark IPA from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
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