Pale Ale | Prancing Pony Brewery

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Prancing Pony Brewery

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 07-02-2013

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
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3.17/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle shared with me by @LaitueGonflable. These guys claim to be Australia's first "fire brewed" brewery—which as far as I can tell means that they directly heat their vessels rather than steam-jacketing, an interesting but I think puzzling choice of marketing gimmick (all of the bottles are emblazoned with "FIRE BREWED").

Pours a muddied golden colour with some hazing. No head, just a very thin ring of white bubbles around the edge. Very light in the body overall, and a little unappealing in the glass.

Nose is interesting at least, perhaps not "citric" as they describe themselves though. I get some rosewater, a little pepper and an earthy rather than citric or fruity hop presence: floral but still relatively sharp. It's not bad.

The palate is disappointing. Almost immediately there's a cloying yeast character throughout and a earthy, brittle funk that I always associate with Pride of Ringwood. Light entry, some vegetal characters and a peppery bite on the back that clings a little bit too long. Aftertaste tastes like old, dry, brown lemon skin with more of that lingering pepper.

Feel is slippery but very light.

Overall, I don't love it. In some senses, it's fine, and it's not undrinkable. But in the world of pale ales, there are already so many good examples. We really don't need another sub-par one.

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Photo of Flyingvee
3.01/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Looks better than it tastes. Prefer the dark Pony.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden colour, very light haze. Head is listless, thin rim of bubbly lace. Fairly bland and unimpressive.

Smells quite malty, with caramel. Decent tang on there - citrus, paw-paw and mango. Quite subtle and a bit sweet, but OK.

Taste is fairly tangy - fair amount of citrus zest, some nectar and a touch of honey. Gets a bit yeasty late-mid but not too much. Decent malt presence. Quite nice drinkin'.

Full, little bit slinky and smooth. Very nice.

Inoffensive, but flavoursome pale. Quite a decent brew.

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Photo of Stuckey_Stuckey
3.4/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of XsoldoutX
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Pale Ale from Prancing Pony Brewery
3.28 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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