1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales

Not Rated.
Prairie HopPrairie Hop

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

522 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 522
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.01%
Wants: 99
Gots: 64 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% 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)
View: Beers (46) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 522 | Reviews: 105 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TheMrFarnham
TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -29.9%

07-12-2013 14:16:31 | More by TheMrFarnham
Photo of StaveHooks
StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.15/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml served into a 22oz snifter.

A - Hazy golden amber color with 1 finger of micro bubbles that form a tight cap.

S - Fresh green grass, loads of floral hops, pepper, perfumy alcohol, spiced bubblegum, tropical fruit, pineapple, sweet malts, apples, grapefruit peel

T - Spicy yeast, leafy herbal hops, lots of floral, snappy citrus, pine, sweet rich malt underneath, pineapple, lavender, the finish is long with a grassy herbal bitterness.

M - Light to medium body, low carbonation, smooth light flowy feel,

While I appreciate this beer I'm not in love with the hop profile, tongue numbing floral and too much to have more than 1 glass.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 00:37:01 | More by StaveHooks
Photo of kojevergas
kojevergas

Texas

3.21/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Really excited to try this one. 1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with cute label art and a hood-and-wire cap (aka cage) over a cork served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are quite high; I've enjoyed Prairie's other offerings and haven't had a bad beer from them yet.

Imported by the Shelton Bastards. Cost was $12.99 at a SoCal bottle shop. 8% ABV according to my bottle. "Dry Hopped Belgian-Style Ale."

Served cold, straight from the fridge, and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger wide head of beige colour. Decent frothiness. No real creaminess per se. No lacing. Nice thickness. Good retention for the ABV - about 4 minutes.

Body colour is a translucent glowing copper. Nontransparent. Nicely vibrant.

Appealing for the style overall, but not unique or special. I don't notice any overt flaws.

Sm: Lemongrass, lemon zest, pleasant floral hop character, biscuit malt, biscuity yeast, graininess, and a kiss of juicy nectar. On the fruity end, I do get peach, mango, and tangerine. A bit of lemon pepper does come through but isn't as subtle as it is in most great saisons. Hopping is definitely aggressive for the style, but seems well integrated and balanced. Quite clean; not as earthy or funky as most saisons. In fact, I get very little brettanomyces from the aroma. Mild in strength but pleasant. The juicy citrusy hops are a highlight. Really looking forward to trying it.

T: Definite tropical fruit including mango, tangerine, and peach, but also some red apple - which remains through the finish. Apple is well integrated; the beer never comes off cidery. Pleasant floral notes. The hop choices are interesting and atypical if the style, but they work well here.

Disappointingly, I don't get any peppery notes - a flavour I always look for in great saisons as a sort of benchmark for subtlety. Not getting any milky notes either. Little brettanomyces character is present. I do get a bit of alcohol, unfortunately - a definite problem in beers of this style. Not as rustic or earthy as you'd expect.

Lemongrass. Some pale malt. Biscuit malt. Grainy malts. Not really too bready. Cilantro. Spicing overall is quite limited for a saison.

I do get some hop bitterness on the climax, which isn't awful here but is definitely unexpected for a saison.

Mf: Slick and somewhat dry for the style. Definitely a departure from the style. Some residual hop oils are present. Good carbonation, thickness, and body. Suits the flavour profile pretty well.

Dr: A nontraditional saison with aggressive hopping, this offering from Prairie Artisan Ales is well worth trying. But while it gains interesting flavours from its experimentation with American hop additions, it leaves behind the complexity and subtlety inherent in traditional examples of the style. ABV is not well hidden, and I wouldn't call it refreshing, but it's certainly quite drinkable. This isn't my favourite offering from this brewery, but I might get it again on-draught at a good price.

C+

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 21:43:39 | More by kojevergas
Photo of PopGun
PopGun

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

11-01-2013 18:37:50 | More by PopGun
Photo of codyhaskell
codyhaskell

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

01-19-2014 23:53:44 | More by codyhaskell
Photo of acurtis
acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

04-14-2014 22:38:04 | More by acurtis
Photo of Massbmx
Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

09-06-2013 01:58:18 | More by Massbmx
Photo of ucsbmullet
ucsbmullet

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

05-11-2013 04:31:16 | More by ucsbmullet
Photo of Boston_Steve
Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

05-28-2014 16:32:43 | More by Boston_Steve
Photo of Wayne17
Wayne17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

04-07-2014 22:47:10 | More by Wayne17
Photo of beerhawk41
beerhawk41

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

06-29-2013 22:14:04 | More by beerhawk41
Photo of Hugonaut13
Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

07-06-2013 02:43:20 | More by Hugonaut13
Photo of Cory-WC
Cory-WC

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

07-16-2013 19:26:14 | More by Cory-WC
Photo of yourefragile
yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

03-27-2013 13:24:49 | More by yourefragile
Photo of LoveStout
LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

04-17-2014 01:05:45 | More by LoveStout
Photo of kscaldef
kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

07-14-2013 20:15:52 | More by kscaldef
Photo of ubenumber2
ubenumber2

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

11-09-2013 02:06:43 | More by ubenumber2
Photo of TKEbeerman
TKEbeerman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

01-01-2014 02:02:57 | More by TKEbeerman
Photo of Sammy
Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-04-2013 03:13:59 | More by Sammy
Photo of JamLand
JamLand

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-24-2013 03:23:06 | More by JamLand
Photo of ChristianT
ChristianT

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-12-2014 22:07:28 | More by ChristianT
Photo of TheRealDBCooper
TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-07-2013 01:56:53 | More by TheRealDBCooper
Photo of largadeer
largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

04-14-2013 05:04:22 | More by largadeer
Photo of Dave_Treat
Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

02-23-2014 04:24:31 | More by Dave_Treat
Photo of deadliest
deadliest

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

02-17-2014 19:13:41 | More by deadliest
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
95 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.