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Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

841 Ratings
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Ratings: 841
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 105
Gots: 109 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Prairie Hop is our hop driven saison. This beer is packed with Simcoe and Citra hops. Notes of peach, mango, and tangerine can be found in the flavor and aroma of this beer. The beer finishes dry which helps the hops jump out of the glass flavor wise.

(Beer added by: StaveHooks on 12-22-2012)
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Reviews by Damian:
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4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a corked and caged 1 pint, 9.4 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Liquor World, Cambridge, MA
Served in a tulip

Cute and hip label artwork. Nicely done. After a loud pop of the cork, the beer poured a near crystal clear, light amber color. The liquid was capped by a fluffy, cottony, three-finger crown that slowly dropped to a lasting dollop of foam. While the head was quite impressive, I was disappointed by the minimal lacing.

The nose was outstanding. Amazingly complex and dynamic. The saison-like notes were well matched by fruity American C-hops. Clean, crisp and hay-like with a distinct farmhouse yeastiness. Fresh, grassy and floral. Lemony. Perhaps a touch musty with subtle hints of barnyard. The punchy, citrusy American hops contributed strong notes of candied orange peel and subtle hints of tropical fruits.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose but more hop forward. Strong, fruity and phenolic, Belgian yeast notes were instantly recognizable. Crisp and fresh with a stiff, pale malt backbone. Lots of citrusy hop character. Again, orange peel dominated. Some grapefruit was noticeable as well. Super smooth and not at all bitter. The finish was dry, grassy and immensely refreshing. As the beer warmed, the hops became more pronounced.

The liquid felt light, frothy and fluffy with a lively, bubbly effervescence. Slick, creamy and smooth on the palate.

Prairie Hop took a Belgian style beer and melded it with an American hop profile better than any other offering I have tried. This is truly a world class saison.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.94/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

perfectly stated packaging, opens to reveal a most excellent aroma. It pours with a rich golden straw color, crowned by dense pale head that slowly reduces to a thin ever present visually pleasing icing for this wonderful slice of rich cake. The taste is incredible, it as if someone has taken my favorite IPA and Blended it with the best of Belgian saisons. this beer left me satisfied yet wanting another like a a drug addict needing another fix.

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4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This seemed to be a nice hybrid between an IPA and a Saison.

In a snifter the beer was a clear gold color with a very thin tan head.

Interesting aroma. Citrus, sweet malt like an IPA. Earthy hops and spice like a saison.

Lemon, orange, pineapple taste. Earthy hops. Spice.

Wow! Really tasty. Soft in the mouth.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, vibrant orange with thin white head that slowly dissipates leaving little trace. Wonderful aroma of peaches, pineapple, mango, grass and flowers. Flavors of stone fruit, citrus and a touch of yeast. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean finish. Complex beer with many layers. So far I'm a fan of Prairie Artisan Ales.

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3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep gol in color with a slight haziness in the body. Vibrant carbonation bubbles are plentiful. There's a half inch of eggshell colored minuscule sized carbonation bubbles. Aroma is comprised of sourdough bread,tropical hops and grassy saison yeast. I taste a blend of sourdough bread,tropical hops and earthy saison yeas. The tropical hops really give it a unique twist. APA meets saison. There's plenty of carbonation and the mouth is crisp and refreshing.

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4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, baconsausage!

Hazed golden with a pillowing, persistent, near-white head of big bubbles. Decent, streaked lacing left down the glass. Very pretty saison.

Bright aroma of tropical fruits, floral notes, and mango. As the beer comes up to temperature, some of the fruit aromas fade away into more traditional farmhouse dried grass and barnyard notes. There's some mild Belgian yeast tang to this one as well, along with more classic grass and lemon notes. All things considered, I am more than impressed with this one.

As with the aroma, the citrus and tropical fruit flavors pop at the cooler temperatures. As the beer warms, American farmhouse funk, barnyard, dried grass, lemon notes, and a tiny bit of pepper emerge and combine nicely to make this an exceptionally drinkable saison. Somewhat bitter on the front of the palate, but the middle and finish are fantastic. Decidedly hoppy, yet extremely drinkable and well balanced.

Medium bodied with moderate to near full carbonation.

Very impressed so far with Prairie, and this is no exception.

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Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
94 out of 100 based on 841 ratings.