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Prohibition Ale is a boldly hopped amber ale that strikes a perfect balance between caramel maltiness and its aggressive hopping.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davidw987 (23) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 1, 2001
Another great beer from Speakeasy. Not as easily defined as the Big Daddy. But a big bright hoppy ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2003
On tap: Copper hue with nice off-white head and excellent lace. Big piney aroma with minor hints of buttered toast, orange zest and twangy yeast. Taste intially was very potent piney hops but a nice dose of caramel malts added a pleasent balance. Dry, bitter, and slightly astringent finish. The mouthfeel is smooth yet not boring. Damn, this is a Speakeasy brew I was hoping for. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2006
NIce aroma of citrusy hop with underlying malt. Beautiful copper/amber color with a light tan head. Starts with wonderful hops, mostly citrusy, followed by a thrust of malt, ending with very nice bitterness, possibly with some pine coming past the citrus. It’s all in the perception. There’s some sort of tobacco type spice? in the finish? Maybe it’s a bit of herbal note. There’s something there. Really very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2006
An excellent amber ale - hoppy, balanced malt, and a wonderful "pure" beer taste. Just an excellent brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2008
A near perfect beer. What struck me most about this brew was the striking balance of malt and bitter flavors. It’s almost bitter and then comes back extra smooth and malty. The balanced flavor and excellent smoothness make this one of my very favorite beers. I will buy again and again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Pours an amber orange with a nice foamy, off white head. This brew had a good amount of carbonation. Very hoppy aroma. Smooth hoppy taste. This was a damn good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fub4r3d (7) - - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
22 oz bomber poured into a shaker glass. Reddish copper colour with light tan head. Nice malt/caramel aroma with alight fruit/earthy notes. Taste is very malt forward with nice hop bitterness. Very smooth aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 19, 2003
Man, the hop aroma hits you the moment you pop open the bottle! Poured with a light beige head that dissipated into a thin layer after a few minutes; some lacing. Nice clear deep gold-amber color. Spicy-citrusy hop aroma dominates with malt and caramel underneath. Bold hop flavor start to finish; malt sweetness appears soon after the start and dries out towards the finish. Slightly rough hop bitterness and vegetal character linger in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with creaminess from the gentle carbonation. At cooler temps the hop character is quite assertive and tends to dominate the malt character. Drink at 55F for a nicer balance.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4828) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Hops throughout the aroma. No head. The haps are in this so much to the point that it makes you think of an APA more than an amber. And I’m not complaining. A little caramel in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy80 (2) - - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
I really like this beer. I go back with these guys since the days when they owned the beer making shop on Clement in the Richmond (SF) and I am super happy to see how successful they have become. There are a lot of heavily hopped West Coast ales on the market but this one has a great balance, a nice, soft amber malty-ness, and a strong but not overwhelming punch to it. One of my favorite beers.

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