Old Prospector Pale
Three Creeks Brewing Co.

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Three Creeks Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
American Pale Ale
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3.92 | pDev: 9.18%
Jan 22, 2018
Jul 24, 2008
Notes: None
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Rated: 4.51 by Westerner from Texas

Jan 22, 2018
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Reviewed by dgilks from Australia

3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clearish copper colour with a small creamy light tan head Poor head retention but good lacing.

Crisp grapefruit hop aroma with light crystal malts. Good.

Crisp piney hops with a grapefruity edge. Mild crystal malts. Nicely balanced.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A solid, well balanced APA. Nice hop flavour with just enough malt to balance it out.
Jul 14, 2011
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Reviewed by RedDiamond from Oregon

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I don't know where the professed 48 IBU are, but they're certainly keeping a low profile in this British-influenced pale ale. Old Prospector is burnished copper-bronze, clear but unfiltered, and is delightfully sweet. It speaks with a British accent in the form of "UK 2-row floor malting" which adds a note of tobacco in the finish. This taste serves as something of an anchor, like the hook in a pop song. But it's only a contributing factor, not the defining one which is a profusion of malt sugars suggesting low attenuation.

The virtually absent carbonation is reasonably consistent with the English tradition, while a slim measure of lather confirms freshness. The aroma is tangy and estery.

Old Prospector is perhaps a bit too sweet for my tastes. But for what it is, it is quite successful.
Oct 21, 2008
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Reviewed by SurlyDuff from Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A nice typical American Pale Ale. Had this ontap at their brewpub on their first night open to the public. It was my second favorite behind their IBA, but is a pretty typical and otherwise unremarkable APA.

Pour was a bit foamy, big beige head ontop of a slightly hazy amber with some orange glow.

A good fresh crisp hop presence in the aroma.

Not over the top hops, just a good sharp fresh hop and a malt presence that had a lot of wort/chewy qualities. Almost as if all the sugars hadn't been eaten away yet. It is their first batch, and I believe it was brewed offsite, as they were just opening. I can see it improving by the next time I wander up to Sisters.

A good APA, and when they iron out all the kinks of ramping up the brewing operation I can imagine it would easily give some of the local Bend breweries a tough competition.
Jul 24, 2008
Old Prospector Pale from Three Creeks Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 4 ratings