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Prairie Tulsa Rugby Ale - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Tulsa Rugby AlePrairie Tulsa Rugby Ale

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Reviews: 13
Hads: 126
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 5.68%
Wants: 13
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: russpowell on 07-18-2013

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Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic, the definition of a great Pale Ale. It is interesting to see Prairie brew such a conventional beer!

Tropical, citrusy, orangey nose with a nice hop forward taste that is incredibly nice and light but with a nice resinous hop kick. Very crisp finish, these could be easily hammered down the hatch, but greatly benefit to explore the nuance of a Prairie APA.

Absolutely pick it up, a perfect end to Summer! (419 characters)

Photo of Hop_God
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: cloudy pale orange to light amber. loose bubble white foam

S:grass, pine, citrus, bread

T: Very classic APA. subtle citrus, more bready notes,, piney resin finish. great balance.

F: creamy, smooth, clean finish leaving some malty bread and bitter pine dancing the mambo on the palate

O: This is a damn solid Pale Ale. In the IPA dominated style this is a great flavorful substitute. This would be a great everyday drinker option. (436 characters)

Photo of stephens101
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Never much on the Pale Ales but this one has been working really well for me lately.

Hazy, pale orange with a little over one finger of dirty white froth. Smells of grass, grain and pine. Tastes malty with a hint of light fruits, grass, pine and faint spice. Light bodied and quite flavorful for an APA.

I'll have another. (327 characters)

Photo of rudzud
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Received in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice chill haze golden honey hue with a solid fat one finger creamy white head that fades to leave a thin creamy blanket. No real lacing though. 3.75 (x .05 = .188)

S - Aromas of lightly sweet malts, tea leaves, juicy fruit chewing gum, faint pineapple. Rather interesting aroma, a nice tropical bubblegum aroma going on. 4.5 (x .2 = .9)

T - Taste is not quite as good as the nose. Sweeter malts, lots of herbal tea leaf flavour, light caramel, very crisp, maybe some light pear. The finish is very light bitterness. Interesting hop choice here; this beer is fresh so the lack of tropical juicy fruit gum on the taste that was there on the nose is deliberate and unfortunate. 4 (x .45 = 1.8)

M - Mouthfeel is very crisp and clean, very nice carbonation, very light drinking. 4.25 (x .1 = .425)

O - Overall, this was an interesting beer. All about the hop choice and while it led to a very pleasant nose I wish it translated over onto the taste. That being said, a very solid offering from Prairie. 4 (x .2 = .8)

Total Rating Score: 4.11
Serving Type: Bottle (1,149 characters)

Photo of CTbrew32
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Honey amber color with a one finger head poured. Some lacing present when consumed.

Aroma- Bright hoppy smells of citrus, pine, and tropical notes.

Taste- As the nose let on this is a hoppy pale ale bordering on a ipa, but it definitely isn't. The bright hop flavors (same as the nose) are offset by slight bread/caramel malt that becomes noticeable on the back end. The finish is a down side to this beer with a dry bland bread flavor.

Mouthfeel- Smooth slightly creamy. Easy drinking with no bitterness.

Overall- Nice hop flavors in this pale ale, but the malts kind of give this an awkward finish. Overall its very good and worth a try. (656 characters)

Photo of shadetree67
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - A golden amber color. Strong pour yielded a 1/2 finger head which dissipated quickly. While drinking there was no lacing

Smell - Pineapple and pale male

Taste - The taste is light and slightly hoppy. I mainly taste the malt. Perhaps this isn't very fresh? There isn't a date on the bottle

Mouthfeel - Lower end on the carbination scale

Overall - This is a decent APA but nothing mind blowing. (410 characters)

Photo of dowen17
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden yellow with minimal head and lacing. Left the last bit in the bottle due to yeast.

On the nose is some citrus, wheat and grain notes. Some peppery scent comes through on the end. A little bit of alcohol.

Taste is a bit piney. Has a bit of wheat taste that settle on the middle of the tongue. Finish is a slight bit funky with a good bit of alcohol. Weird for a beer that is only a bit above 5%.

Mouthfeel is very nice. Great carbonation. Light but not thin at all.

Overall this is a good beer. If you can get your hands on it it's definitely worth the try. (585 characters)

Photo of EgadBananas
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Herf!

Appearance: medium orange, hazy, bright off white head, two fingers, some lacing.

Aroma: floral, grassy, herbal hops, some mild pine with light sweet juicy fruity sweetness.

Taste: dry, grassy hops, light citrus, rustic yeast esters, light citrus fruit sweetness.

Mouthfeel: lighter bodied, creamy feel, good solid carbonation, clean and easy drinking.

Overall: well done, solid pale ale. Doesn't push any limits, but is easily quaffable and tasty without a whole lot of bitterness. (500 characters)

Photo of StaveHooks
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a Dog Fish Head IPA glass

A - Pours a hazy/ruddy burnt orange, firm 2 finger head that droops average lacing.

S - Earthy yeast, green vegetal hops, green peppers, chives, spicy floral, lemon, not-sweet grapefruit rind, rustic, peppery, generic pale malts.

T - Bittering hops upfront, earthy floral, rustic woody hops, lemon oils, spicy herbal notes, bitter grapefruit oils runs strong against pale toasted barley, citrus comes out more as it warms along with some resinous pine. The finish is bitter greens with toasted grassy afterthought.

M - Full bodied, hefty feel, moderate whipped/creamy carbonation,

I like the different hop profile. Non-typical and complex. Plenty of hops with a rustic yeast pushing back. The more I drink this the more I like it. This is a stand out among it's class. (822 characters)

Photo of Ri0
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured 12 oz bottle into snifter. Shout out to Ken for sending this to me.

A - A nice looking cloudy apricot orange. Good 2 finger white head forms and leaves a collar with splotchy lacing.

S - Big citrus aroma, grapefruit, orange, and some apricot. Nice floral hops with a bit of straw and hint of funk. Sweet biscuit malts fill it in.

T- Fruity and citrus, grapefruit, orange, apricot. More floral hops with a touch of bitterness. Some balance is found with the sweet biscuit maltiness.

M - Light bodied with a citrus, bitter, dry finish. Carbonation holds up well.

O - Just another great beer from Prairie Ales. The OK state is doing much better than "Okay." (667 characters)

Photo of Kevin_McCord
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance was a nice dark yellow/orange-ish with a 1 finger head

Smell was very easy on the nose, slight hop smell.

Taste... Just amazing with low ibu. Gorgeous pale ale.

Very smooth drinking. Something you can sit on or drink a lot of. An all around good brew. (269 characters)

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy, cloudy, murky orange. Probably not the most beautiful looking pale ale color I have seen. But a fluffy white head of about 2.5 fingers, along with fantastic retention and lacing make up for the color.

S- Wonderful hop profile get it started. Can almost smell the stickiness. Grapefruit pith, orange peel, and slight pine. Enough of a sweet, bready malt base to stand up to it.

T- Nice balance here. I enjoy the apricot and juicy fruits together with all the characteristics that the nose leads with. I also found a surprising, yet wonderfully timed touch of spice/pepper in the finish. I delightful surprise to say the least.

M- dry as can be. Mid body that borders on being a little heavy for the style. Near chewy almost, but finds a way to still go down fairly easy. Nice warmth in the back of the throat, and just the right amount of carbonation.

O- Another impressive brew from PAA. This brewery just seems to get me. Rugby flows well with a number of layers.

$9.99 for a 6 pack (1,000 characters)

Photo of russpowell
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a chill-hazed bronze/amber with a thumb of cream colored head. Never quite clears up, above average lacing & head retention

S: Pineapple, grapefruit & breadyness

T: Grapefruit, a touch of woody hops, breadyness & some pear up front. Apricot mixed with much grapefruit & grapefruit pith, plus a touch of aspirin & just little bit of pineapple, a bit of peppery hops as this warms. Finishes juicy, peppery & citrussy

MF: Medium bodied, subtle carbonation, nicely balanced, juicy

Super easy to drink, somewhat hop forward for the style, but it works. Not as mind-blowing as some of the other beers Prairie makes, but is a solid/welcome addition to the Okie beer scene. This will be in the rotation as long as I can get it (736 characters)

Prairie Tulsa Rugby Ale from Prairie Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.