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Prohibition Pauly Pale Ale - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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Prohibition Pauly Pale Ale
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 6.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: adamette on 08-22-2009)
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jampics2

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Fat Heads Cleveland. Served in a pint glass for around $4.50.

Prohibition Pauley’s is officially a contender for the best Fat Heads brew. Why? Because it’s perhaps the most well-rounded, to-style and, most importantly, delicious brew I’ve had there with the possible exception of Head Hunter (but we know Head Hunter is always something we make an exception for).

Right off the bat, this looks nice. The color is an orange with notes of copper and caramel. A wonderful nice white head sticks around for a while before falling into the liquid, leaving lace atop the transparent liquid with notable carbonation.

The nose is full of lush CTZ hops (I think). There’s a luscious citrus, grapefruit and orange with some pineapple. There’s little to no malt base, but a hint of sweetness emerges if I really get my nose in the glass. This really reminds me of a delicious classic American Pale Ale from Indiana named Alpha King, but with a touch less malt-forwardness.

The taste is also delicious, although it took a sip or three to “get it”. That’s because the beer is a touch grainy and the high levels of carbonation and bitterness makes the finish rough until my palate adjusts. Then, I get a hell of a beer sampling experience. The hops are spot on for an APA, with grapefruit and orange pith contributing the most flavor, then lingering bitterness following. There’s a touch of sweet malt w/o a lot of toast but some interesting depth. This is really quite a beer, slightly extreme in flavor but well-rounded and well constructed.

The mouthfeel is a bit too sparkling in terms of carbonation, making the medium body feel a bit more like a light bodied beer. But that’s OK as it probably helps the drinkability after the initial sip. Overall, this is a great American Pale Ale that should absolutely be a candidate for a production release. One of the best Fat Heads beers I’ve had, and I’ve had just about every one!

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2011 12:12:42 | More by jampics2
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Fatheads Pittsburgh.

A: Pours a nice orangish red color with a nice off white foam head with lots of lacing.

S: A nice amount of floral and grapefruit hops up front with some bready and caramel malt.

T: A nice balance between the floral and citrus hops and the bready and caramel malt. The hops hit the palate up front and stick around through the tasting but the malt character comes through in the middle and the back end.

M: A slightly slick and bitter taste on the palate.

D: This is a really nice APA, very balanced, lower ABV, easy to have multiple in sitting.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2010 14:11:03 | More by IronCitySteve
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at Fat Head's Pittsburgh (still weirds me out to have to discern a location)

A - burnt orange/amber, good clarity. pillowy and soapy head creeps away and it mostly gone in a few minutes save for some ringing.

S - think the malts actually make the first strike here, then quickly followed by some clean hop (i think Cascade).

T - equal balance of roasted and carmelly malts and the citrus hops. while this has outstanding balance, i prefer my APA's on the hoppy side.

M - flavors are bright, crisp and clean. good body.

D - went down really well, pairs nicely with something spicy. just missed the hops a bit.

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2009 18:04:59 | More by Stigs
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adamette

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a clean, clear glass at the brewery a few hours ago. Notes from the brewery: Cascade hops are hung on a tapestry of malt that create a beautifully balanced pale ale that will satisfy any hophead without scorching the taste buds. Fried Walleye and Pale Ale ...fuggedaboutit PROHIBITION PAULY PALE ALE 5.8% abv 53 ibu.

A Orange/red translucent body under a nice, creamy head. 4.0

S Minimal to moderate hops, reminds me of an SNPA with more hops. 3.5

T Slightly more sweet and certainly more hops bitterness than SNPA but very much in that style. This is a very tasty and reasonably balance Pale Ale.

M Some smoothness beyond the hops and malt presence.

D Good, espeically if you like this style which is not my favorite.

Notes: This is certainly better than their most popular IPA...Headhunter...which is too unbalanced.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2009 21:15:16 | More by adamette
Prohibition Pauly Pale Ale from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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