Pale Rider Ale | Prairie Rock Brewery

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
4 Ratings

Brewed by:
Prairie Rock Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beerguy101 on 10-12-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

 728 characters

Photo of woodychandler
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

 306 characters

Photo of kdog630
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

 359 characters

Photo of beerguy101
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

 374 characters

Pale Rider Ale from Prairie Rock Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 4 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.