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Prohibition Ale - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Prohibition AleProhibition Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

794 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 794
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 29
Gots: 72 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-27-2002)
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

compossible, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

InfernoBoss, Nov 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

C-Dog, Nov 27, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured aggressively from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a nice cloudy amber red color with a nice fluffy off white head. Smells of some dark roasted malt but is greatly dominated by piney hops. Tastes of piney hops and a little malt, but not much, a little more hop bite than normally expected in an amber. Beer is carbonated perfectly and goes down smooth with no real aftertastes, very refreshing. Overall, a very good beer.

cyclonece09, Nov 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

MarioM, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

nwatson, Nov 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

MaseFace, Nov 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Holy_Hop_Head, Nov 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

beerpadawan, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

12owls, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of jimilayne
4.83/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap frequently at the Black Horse Pub in Brooklyn.

One of the better beers you'll ever have, in my opinion.

Beautiful rustic red color with a perfect 2 finger head.

Citrusy and hoppy with tastes of caramel and malt. Tastes, well...red. So incredibly drinkable and it packs a punch.

Goes down incredibly smoothly. This is one beer I introduce to people who aren't necessarily "beer people" and it's a continual winner.

jimilayne, Oct 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

RblWthACoz, Oct 21, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at Scoma's in San Francisco. It pours a medium-hued amber orange, with a minimal head but some lace is present.

Smells hoppy, like many west-coast pale ales are. This is cascade all the way, no doubt about it. The citric aroma is up front and aggressive.

Taste is also a bit hoppy. Maybe a bit, but it's bold and it makes a statement. There is some sweet sugary flavors but not much can be detected through the damn hops. I like cascade though, so this beer is very refreshing.

Mouthfeel is a bit chunky. Little carbonation but the hops leave such a film in my mouth that it's a little oily. Not too bad, but not good either. Certainly above average.

A really refreshing pale ale. Aggressive and bold, but not balanced enough for me to really give it props. Still, a solid beer.

ExtraStout, Oct 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

liveMike, Oct 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

ImperialPaleTom, Oct 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

csmartin6, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JacobGumina, Oct 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Braxatormodern, Oct 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

mark1868, Oct 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

hickmancase, Oct 05, 2012
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3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1543rd Review on BA
Draft to Pint

Paired with Hawaiian Mahi-Mahi
@BJs Newark, CA

App- The color of rust with a good bit pf murky crimson and reds mixed. Very hazy and thick in the glass. 1/2" of head that left some amazing cling. Webbing all over the place.

Smell- Its a red ale but more sweet and savory. A bit like a cake batter with a touch of sweet and flour. The creamy malts are more upfront.

Taste- I still cant get into reds. Has a nice flavor but the overwhelming malts lacks balance and the small pepper is like a thick Dr. Pepper and needs a bit more balance and less thick.

Mouth- This borders a very thin line between a low body and a fuller medium with a filling medium carbonation. Malts, sweet and pepper are residual flavors.

Drink- I wanted to like it more. Still a red ale. Paired nicely with my fish though.

FosterJM, Oct 03, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass, brew pours a clear body and dull dirty copper color under a dense foam cap. Sweet aroma of lemon citrus comes forward in a friendly hop directed nose. A desirable amount of bitter and lightly sour lemon citrus nicely envelopes a complementary caramel malt body. Toasted biscuit and earthy citrus rind blend into a dry resonating finish.

albertjr21, Sep 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

WorldOfBeerCraft, Sep 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

pandatron, Sep 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

dmorgan310, Sep 14, 2012
Prohibition Ale from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
87 out of 100 based on 794 ratings.