Prairie Tulsa Rugby Ale | Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie Tulsa Rugby AlePrairie Tulsa Rugby Ale
BA SCORE
80%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 320 ratings
Prairie Tulsa Rugby AlePrairie Tulsa Rugby Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by russpowell on 07-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,594
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
320
Liked:
256
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
10.2%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
65
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 320 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of acurtis
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of jaydoc
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 8/5/15.

Pours a murky golden-orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, tropical fruit, and earthy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, tropical fruit, and pine needle flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with great citrus and tropical hop aromas and tasty flavors.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a pretty yeasty pale ale as they go. a good one, but not as impressive as i had hoped, and maybe a shade behind the best of what these guys are capable of. its cloudy for sure, especially in the bottom of the bottle. head is nice though, and lasting. almost chalky milky looking, but good. smells hoppy too, less bitter more leafy and vegetal, almost spice at times, and the beer is heavy for what it is, wheat and yeast in combination i think, but i like the weight, its wintery and sturdy. maybe a little less flavorful than it could be, or than it should be. i thought there would be more hops to it, its pretty simple. as rustic and full as it is, its a little bland compared to expectations, but refreshing still, and well carbonated, and well made. for some reason i still expect the world from every prairie bottle, which is a stretch for sure, considering at least half of them are just okay, but the ones that rock really blow the doors off it, and i always seem to hold them to that standard. more interesting than an average craft pale ale, but not quite as dynamic as it might be. high B from me.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As the classic "American" pale ale has worn tiresome on the palates of the contemporary beer drinker, a more hop-forward flavor emerges- one with elevated, and often newer and more exotic hop flavors, and a body that's drier, crisper and cleaner. Yet without reverting directly to a more session-type IPA, Prairie has found out how to catch the eye of beer lovers and keeping the style relevant in Tulsa Rugby Ale.

With a slightly burnish goldenrod pour, the beer builds a lofty cotton-like head that entices the eye and draws the senses closer to its tropical fruit and citrus perfume. And as its honey-like, biscuity sweetness rolls onto the tongue, a balanced taste is realized early.

Somewhat British-like in its malt creaminess and supple sweetness, a hint of marmalade pulls from the hop flavors, redolent with ripe oranges, pink grapefruit, apricot and mango. Its honey and thin caramel taste relaxes and allows the ale to follow and IPA track into a softly resinous, lemon leaf, pinecone finish.

Crisp, malty and moderate, the medium-bodied beer is more supple in its sweetness and less caramelized than its ancestor examples of a decade ago. And though the hops take center stage, the ale finishes quite impecibly balanced as it trends malty-dry and leafy bitter in after tow.

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Photo of emerge077
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/18/2015. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, light pine, honey, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, pine, honey, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, pine, honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/sticky, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome pale ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mothman
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%

Orange citrus. Pale, bready malts. Earthy and floral. Notes of pear and dried red Apple skin.

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Photo of DrBier
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.2/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.26/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of russpowell
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
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

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Photo of smcolw
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Impressive four-finger head. As it recedes, it forms a dimpled dome. The lace is spotty. The color is straw to gold with a solid haze with some bottle-conditioned yeast pouring into the glass at the end.

The smell starts off grainy, as if there is unmalted (pale) barley in the brew. I then get elements of vanilla, cream and very pale malted barley. There's a light, floral hop--almost unnoticeable.

The taste is a bit more pedestrian. I get a good pale malt base and a more biting black pepper finish. Decently long aftertaste with a bit of freshly cut weeds on the back of the throat. The carbonation is fine but above average. Solid body.

Overall, the complexity is strictly in the smell. The taste breaks no rules but does not create interest either.

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Beer rating: 80% out of 100 with 320 ratings
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