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Pale Rider Ale - Prairie Rock Brewery

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Pale Rider Ale
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: beerguy101 on 10-12-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4
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3.08/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a light maple colored crystal clear body with a head of big soapy bubbles. There is a strong carbonation of bubbles that support the head for a bit.

S- This beer has a smell of green hops with a soft pale malt hint in the background. There is no depth to the hops and the smell is very smooth and light.

T- The taste of pungent green hops is strong but not much depth to it. There is a soft ice tea flavor to it with some note of soft pale malt and raw grain in the background.

M- This beer is very light and pretty crisp in the finish.

D- This beer is all bitterness an no flavor or depth to the hops. The malt flavors are very light and not very interesting.

Photo of woodychandler
3.77/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This had an off-white/light-tan head that was exploding with CO2 bubbles. The color was a light-to-medium amber with good clarity. I experienced a good, hoppy presence on the nose. The mouthfeel was medium with an appropriate hops presence for the style. The finish remained decently hoppy and lightly dry.

Photo of kdog630
3.82/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Purchased a growler while in Schaumburg. On opening, I was very impressed with the spicy hop aroma.

Beer poured as a nice amber color with adequate carbonation. Left some nice lace on the way down. Hops did not overpower the flavor of the malt. Had an excellent finish.

On the whole, I would say this is an above average APA. Definitely worth the trip.

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3.58/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted at the 2003 Oregon Brewers Fest. Medium amber color. Medium head. Aroma is malts and spicy hops. A medium bodied pale ale. Malts are slightly sweet, nutty and a touch caramelly. Hops are very spicy and slightly bitter. A fairly aggressive Pale Ale, very hoppy and somewhat bitter. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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Pale Rider Ale from Prairie Rock Brewery
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.