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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Day 215 Drink: Pyramid Discord Dark IPA

Pyramid Breweries was founded as Hart Brewing in 1984. The company was selling a line of Pyramid Ales when it was acquired by five Seattle investors in 1989. In 2008, the company was name mid-size brewery of the year at the Great American Beer Festival.

Pyramid's Ignition Series is designed to augment the brewery's year round line up and go beyond the seasonal offerings. It gives the brewers a little latitude to experiment. Pyramid Discord Dark IPA is part of the series.

Pyramid Discord Dark IPA is a black color that is red around the edges. The beer pours with a thick tan head that sticks. The aroma and flavor of this 6.5 percent alcohol by volume brew is punctuated by the 69 IBU produced by the Nugget, Centennial, Mount Hood, Amarillo and Simcoe hops. The dark malt adds a roasted character to the finish and helps balance out the overall flavor profile.

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