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RATINGS: 723   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Prohibition Ale is a boldly hopped amber ale that strikes a perfect balance between caramel maltiness and its aggressive hopping.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Dark red color, medium head. Richly hopped amber ale. Nice roasted malts, slightly sweet. Nice balance to hop bitterness. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Etched beer bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - MAR 11, 2003
(8Mar2003--draft) Now this is what an ale is supposed to be! Almost as good as Arrogant Bastard, but less arrogant. Deep, inviting amber color, nice lacy head. Cascades mingle with fruity esters in the nose, though both in perfect amounts. Wonderful malt spectrum, very akin to Deschutes Jubelale in terms of its excellent use of specialty malts. Easily a top-10 beer for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2003
Beautiful amber hue, flowery aroma. Caramel malt flavor with a sharp, hoppy flavor and a long bitter finish. Better as it warms, very tasty.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JackLanders (55) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2004
Most beer made during prohibition was disgusting by the standards of modern beer gourmands. Quality ingredients were hard to come by in that dark age of brewing. So it is that I am puzzled by the 'prohibition' moniker on this outstanding brew. I've never thought of 'amber' as a legitimate style. More of a default name for a beer that isn't anything else in particular and has a medium color. I like this amber. The malt presence is alarmingly refreshing and punctuated by strong, well-balanced aromas of cascades hops (and perhaps Amarillo or something spicy like that hiding in the background). Incredible mouthfeel and lingering round maltiness. My wife picked a bottle of this up at a beer shop for only $1.30 At those prices, this is one heck of a great beer for the money. I dare say that it holds it's own against any number of beers priced at $9 per 6 pack and up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2004 this is good shit!! dark amber color with a nice thick head,, nice aroma with a definate hoppy tast that lasts,,i coud drink a lot of this!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4918) - 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
Holtguy (137) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Amber ale, meet IPA. That’s all I can think of with this one, a somewhat malty, caramel flavor buttressed at the front and back by citrusey hoppiness. At first I thought, "Uh oh, here comes another IPA." But I was only partially correct, as the amber ale characteristics improved this beer, putting it in a class by itself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1165) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
~Aroma of woody, spicy, earthy hops with sweet candy caramel malts ~Dark brownish red color with big creamy fluffy off white head ~Sweet malty caramel, chocolate flavor with woody, earthy, spicy hop flavor. ~Medium body med CO2, clean spicy hop finish. ~Well balanced amber. Love the choice of hops. Great brew

   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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