Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by ToasterChef:
3.93/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A cellar temperature 750ml bottle is poured into a McChouffe chalice.
This is a clear orange beer with lots of rising carbonation. The head is off-white and fairly thin. It also didn't last very long. After a minute it is nothing more than a skim of foam.
Very nice citrus hop aroma. I can pick up a little bit of farmhouse yeast, but almost all of the aroma is dominated by the hops.
Like the aroma, this beer's flavor profile is dominated by grapefruit citrus hops. The malt and yeast do contribute, but it is minor. The malt is light enough and the yeast is just funky enough to remind you this is a farmhouse ale and note a hoppy pale. Hop oils and pepper form the yeast give the beer a great finish.
This may be a touch heavier than a typical saison and the carbonation is strong. There is a noticeable coat, but it isn't too sticky. The finish provides a slight tingle.
I like this beer. Dry hopping has made this a very interesting farmhouse ale. Fans of the style should seek this one out! I would have preferred better head retention, but the flavor and aroma are good enough for me to ignore my issues with its appearance.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2013 00:55:52 | More by ToasterChef
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District of Columbia
3.94/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Purchased in San Antonio and shipped back in my luggage. Poured into a tulip.
A very dry brew! A dry saison with the up-front hoppiness of a DIPA. I prefer my hoppy IPA/DIPAs with enough sweetness or maltiness to balance the hoppiness, which can still be very pronounced and over the top. As a Belgian ale Prairie Hop is missing this favorable balance and thus while a tasty beer, it both falls outside of normal style characteristics and my prefered tastes. 4.0
A – Pours a pale golden, cloudy with a big mousey white 2-finger head. 4.5
S – Hoppy apricot then grapefruit, sweetness, some earthy yeastiness. 4
T – Herbal hoppiness, bitter but quickly fades, a little yeasty. No pepperiness though probably overwhelmed by or otherwise masked by the hoppiness. 3.75
MF – Medium-light body, dry finish, no lasting bitterness, very sharp. 4.25
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 03:02:39 | More by Sludgeman
Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
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