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Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales

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923 Ratings
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Ratings: 923
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 108
Gots: 146 | FT: 11
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: StaveHooks on 12-22-2012

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.
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Ratings: 923 | Reviews: 139
Reviews by russpowell:
Photo of russpowell
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Opens with a resounding pop! Love the label on these beers

Pours a chill-hazed bronze/amber with a thumb of ivory colored head. Below average head retention & lacing

S: Hay, wet grass, faint lemon & just a bit of dirt/funk. Apple peels as this warms, some coriander & white pepper, plus some apple pie & pear notes

T: Grapefruit, lemongrass, a touch of apricot hiding in the background, along with some tangerine & a touch of funk up front. Green apple peels, funk, grassyness, lemons & grapefruit as this warms, some white pepper & cilantro notes. Finishes with spicy hops, grapefruit, funkyness in subtle doses, apple peel & orange peel

MF: Light/medium bodied, slight carbonation, nicely balanced

I like this, very drinkable. This to me, is like Tank 7's slightly smaller brother, a little less in your face with the hops & a touch more funkyness, a bit more overall finesse

More User Reviews:
Photo of muthe
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.

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Photo of Hamburgers
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.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Photo of ehammond1
4.44/5  rDev +6%
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.

Photo of mahak213
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to LiquidDegenerate for the bottle!

Appearance- Hazy, golden yellow with a fairly dense, bright white head.

Smell- Bready, yeasty, character mixed with fruity hops and clove. Peach and mandarin orange are the most prominent, and it has just a slight peppery note.

Taste- Definite Belgian yeast, tropical fruitiness. Has a slight hop bitterness that works really well to help dry the finish. A slight mustiness is present, along with a floral, grassy note.

Mouthfeel- Good amount of carbonation, medium body, finishes dry and slightly bitter.

Overall- Really solid stuff, and very easy to drink. I definitely look forward to trying some more offerings from Prairie.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours an apricot body with strands of microbubbles supporting a thick rocky snow white head.

S- The fresh raw barley aroma leads to a green grassy hop finish.

T- The nice dry but jammy apricot hops leads to some unripe stone fruit with a slight sweet finish that adds to the freshness. There are some Belgian yeast esters of green fruit and some pungent green hop notes that linger.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- The full juicy hops has some great compliments in the yeast esters and some nice malt support. This beer drinks very fast.

Photo of StuporJew
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 Ml. Bottle into my trusty DFH tulip.

A - Pours a hazy, golden yellow that is hard to see through, just as it should be.
An agressive pour generates 2 fingers of creamy, opaque head that sticks around for a bit, and leaves an almost angelic lacing on the glass.

S - Grass, tangerine, grapefruit, and Lemongrass greet the nose.
There's a hint of pineapple in there, as well. Why can't this beer be from Texas?
It smells so good, I want to snuggle with it, even though it is 90 degrees outside right now! (And it's after midnight...)

T - Herbal notes hit hard on the front of the palate. More Lemongrass, light lemon zest, thyme, and melon rind abound, with more blue-tip Bermuda grass (I know what it tastes like... I WAS CURIOUS!!! So HUSH.) rounding out this smooth operator. Wow. This is possibly as close to a "Nectar of The Gods" Saison as you're going to get.

M - Creamy, and lingering, with a heavy, but not overpowering carbonation. The bubbles serve to push the flavors across your palate, but not to strip, or overpower it in any way. This beer is so full, in so many ways, that words don't do it justice.

O - Possibly one of the best Saisons I have ever had... and it's from OKLAHOMA. (No offense, folks, but your near-beer gives me mononucleosis) All in all, a delight, and a true feast for ALL of the senses, as far as any beer can be concerned. Considering I started my night by taste testing a Cooper's Stout clone with Coffee whilst bottling, to get the right level of coffee in my home-brew, this beer is spot-on. (You think my palate would be wrecked by now... Thank God for mineral water.) DRINK THIS BEER NOW. If you don't, you might never forgive yourself!

Cheers,

Matt The Beer-Guy

Photo of timc100
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Opaque bright orange yellow with a frothy foamy white head. Gorgeous

S: Wow - incredibly bright and dank citrus fruits. Mango, pineapple, orange juice - some sweet sugar covered juicy pink grapefruit. Underneath there is the belgian-saison yeast. Just so dank, fresh, and completely irresistible.

T: Not what I expected given the aroma. Very dry, bitter, and clean in contrast to the dank overripe tropical fruit juiciness I expected. Really tastes like a hop-forward saison or a big BPA. Really nice, incredibly refreshing.

P: Like a saison - active, sharp carbonation and the lighter side of medium body. Feels good, goes down easy

O: Very interesting beer, and a very good one. Artfully crafted.

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottle poured into Teku glass

A- Hazy orange
S- Farmhouse yeasts, bitterness
T- Citrus, grass, floral, bitterness
M- Medium

O- Intersting take on farmhouse ale. Grass and floral notes are amazing.

Photo of MtnBiker
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a dark amber. Smells of pine, very nice. Grapefruit. As an inexperienced hop head, how should I put this, it has the taste of some great IPA's ive had in the past, with a very good aftertaste. I know what tastes good and what tastes bad when it comes to IPA's and this is high up there on the list of yummy tasting stuff. Nothing bad about this beer's flavor in my opinion, taste is a subjective thing, I know. Try it, I don't think you'll be let down. I recently had a Lagunitas Hop Stoopid and would rank it on about the same level, if that helps. Great beer.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Mostly clear golden body. Small white head. Thin collar and some wisps.

Smell - Big tropical fruit. Mango and peach. A little yeasty.

Taste - Big hop presence. Tropical and stone fruits again, but some grassier notes. Pale malt in the midrange and an herbal hop flavor in the finish. Bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Kinda bitter.

Overall - Not a lot of saison here, but nice hop flavors. Should also be noted that this beer had more of a peach aroma and flavor than two other beers that claimed to have peach added to them. Good stuff.

Photo of mjstacker
4.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pretty close to perfect,

Literally looks like fresh apple cider, cloudy and dense.

Smell is not it's strongest point, but smells musty and cloudy (if that's possible).

Taste is near perfect Farm House, slightly sour with some spice and hint of fruit.

Mouthfeel, feels like carbonated beer.

Overall, sick, literally might be a top-5 beer in my life. Big statement, i realize but i think this beer is fantastic. That said, Farm House is my favorite style.

Photo of Kinsman
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Near death experience as I open the bottle and the cork shoots out but fortunately the beer itself did not gush. Fills the glass with an attractive hazy orange color and a nice dense and frothy white head on top.

The aroma absolutely kills it with a bright burst of tropical pineapple and mango notes. A bit peachy as well. Is this beer, or a Nantucket Nectars juice blend?

Powerful American hops and a rather fruity saison-yeast make for a damn pleasant drink. Tropical note still come through with a mouthwatering mango flavor and nice citrus note mixed in. More traditional Belgian yeast notes come along as well with a drying earthy note and subtle spice.

Mouthfeel is dry and bubbly. Overall, a new favorite of mine. Excellent use of hops here that play nicely with the farmhouse yeast for an uber-refreshing summer beverage.

Photo of turfy
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As near a perfect beer as you can get, especially for warmer weather. Opened a bottle courtesy of regular trading partner Chocosushi. Pours a nice orange-golden color with a creamy white head. Nice lacing with a prominent ring that lasts throughout the drink. The nose reminds me of PTE ... lots of hoppy pineapple, tangerine, and citrus aromas, with just a touch of saison/farmhouse yeast. Taste follows the nose...simply fantastic! Perfect body and mouthfeel for a saison. To me, this is what a saison would be if Russian River took their recipe for PTE and made a farmhouse version. One of the best beers I have had in the past year. Extremely well done, Prairie, and I look forward to your distribution area arriving in Texas soon.

Photo of KYGunner
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%

Very light lemony, grassy, hoppy nose with a bit of pine and herbal tones. The flavor starts more piney, with some grassy straw and herbal hop notes. As the beer warms or my palate adjusted this began to really open. It became much more fruity with a strong peach flavor. I also caught notes of mango and tangerine but it seemed the peach was more prevalent. Interesting take on a Saison as the hops seemed to compliment the flavor rather well.

Photo of goochpunch
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a cloudy golden apricot with a thick white head that eventually recedes. Smells strongly of sweet citrus peel and pine. Belgian character is overwhelmed by hops. Pale malts. Flavor is also very hop-forwarded. Kind of sweet up front with a drying finish. Belgian yeast plays a bit more in the flavor. Could use some more carb in the mouth. As an IPA I love this, as a hoppy Belgian, it's pretty solid.

Photo of emerge077
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Opaque and murky dark orange, thin layer of white foam on the surface. Soapy, sudsy lace in the glass forming in irregular shapes.

Citric aroma of tangerine and grapefruit from the dry hopping.

Tart grapefruit, tangerine peels, pith, and fruit that lends sweetness. Earthy bitter greens. Ghostly hint of clover honey in the aftertaste. Tartness is pleasant and fruit-derived, it finishes dry with some lingering herbals from the base saison. Complexity is there, this beer is really well put together and drinkable. For fans of Crooked Stave, Fantome, etc.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a hazy gold color with an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both very good. The brew smells like straw, grassy and citrusy hops, yeast, mango, citrus peel, and earthiness. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some peppery spice, tropical fruit, grainy malt and a bit of peach noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's well carbonated and goes down pretty easy. I think it's a good hoppy saison, another quality Prairie brew! It's pricey at $10.99 a bottle, but it's a tasty brew! Definitely worth trying.

Photo of Rutager
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another one from willandperry, thanks man!

Appearance. Pours a deep gold colour, quite hazy and topped with a finger of frothy white head.

Smell. Trpoical fruits! Papaya, mango, pineapple, all in a big way. There's a little sweet orange and grapefruit and a faint bit of saison yeast underneath all that fruit and an even slighter bit of sweet grainy malts. Very nice!

Taste. Wow, again juicy ripe papaya and mango, candied pineapple, a bit of orange flesh and grapefruit rind, just a little bit of peppery saison yeast and floral hops and a little bit of sweet light malt. Really nice stuff.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Okay, this one blew me away. Just amazing tropical fruit smell and flavour that goes so well with the saison yeast. I need more of this. Thanks again Will!!

Photo of philbe311
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I was excited to stumble upon this recently while traveling through Maryland... A standard pour yields a voluminous three plus fingers worth of light airy fluffy snow white head comprised of mostly huge chunky bubbles... Excellent retention... Once settled, there is a mostly full veil of lacing and moderate-to-thick collar... The color is a slightly pale mix of light straw and muted amber... A moderate bit of carbonation some of which clings to the glass and some of which rises briskly throughout... Some lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head starts to settle... The nose is big and assertive... It's equal parts Belgian yeast blast and citrusy hop goodness... It smells like you're standing right next to the brew kettle... Vibrant lemon and orange zest... Some nice light earthy character as well... Grassy and Belgian yeast to start... A bit of an earthy hop bite throughout... Some light peppery notes on the finish... On the fuller side of light bodied... Very delicate... Limited carbonation... Airy, but not thin in any way... Just a subtle touch of dryness... Quite unique and enjoyable mouthfeel... A very unique and highly enjoyable brew... A tremendous introduction to Prairie Artisan Ales... The Saison character wins out by a bit, but the American hop presence add layers of complexity and dimension that make this a must try for any self respecting beer geek...

Photo of ocelot2500
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light amber color with a frothy white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of bright citrus and grassy notes along with some fruit and pepper.

Tastes of the grassy and peppery notes laid over top of the fruit notes. Grass and lemon zest notes come through first. This leads into some apricot and green apple notes along with a light syrupy sweetness. Some graininess comes through and fills out the middle. Touches of peppery spice comes in the end rounding everything out.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is tasty, but gets knocked down a little due to price, $13 for a 750.

Photo of nataku00
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a dark hazy copper with two fingers of loose off white foamy head. Some light carbonation every now and then.

Nose is tropical fruit, mango, passion fruit, pineapple and peach, coriander and white pepper, light ester quality. Smells nice.

Taste is sweet tropical fruit hop flavors along with a light floral hop. Mellows to biscuit malt sweetness and fruit ester, spicy on the finish with some linger tropical fruit and fresh cut grass.

Light body with good carbonation. Very refreshing.

Photo of EgadBananas
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light to medium hazy sunny color, bright white finger of head nice ample lacing and good retention. The aroma kicks off with a flowery, grassy, herbal hop note, with touches of soft citrus, but with a noticeable spicy yeast note, slight funkiness, pale sweetness. Taste marries a flowery, grassy ipa beautifully with a light and crisp, slightly funky, bready and musky Saison. Nice peppery yeast notes and musk. It's not too effervescent, but lighter in body, nice refreshing quality.

Fantastic hoppy Saison. The hop notes were perfect to compliment the rustic nature of the Saison.

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Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 923 ratings.