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Reviews: 140
Hads: 960
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8%
Wants: 112
Gots: 151 | FT: 10
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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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Photo of Rutager
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
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!! (812 characters)

Photo of brureview
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I haven't tried any of the beers from this Oklahoma brewery. A friend
recommended it to me.

Poured a beautiful light golden color with a 3 finger head in a tulip. Some lacing.

Aroma- light fruit, especially apricot and citrus. Some mango.
There is Simcoe and Citra hops in this beer, so I was expecting fruit in the aroma and taste.

The mouth feel is lighter than most Saisons I have tried: I like this. Often there is an overwhelming pungency in Saisons which imbalances the beer. However, the Prairie Hop mouth feel is relatively light.

Taste: loads of tropical fruit: mango, apricot and citrus. Some sweetness.
The fruit is not overwhelming and it enhances the overall balance of the beer.

There is a pronounced hop finish to the beer which balances with the taste, aroma, and mouth feel.

Overall: An excellent and different approach to a saison. Many of the Saisons I have tasted are too pungent, often bitter and imbalanced. Smoother than most, including Tank 7( one of my favorites) loads of tropical fruit which give this beer an easy drinking character.

Highly recommended if you can find it. (1,109 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy to clodu golden body with nice lacing and a single finger head without much retention. Aroma of breads, musty belgian yeast, saison funk, clove, tangerine and pineapple citrus. Flavors are very Belgian with yeast, funk, both tart and sweet generic citrus, caramel and breads. A little peppery. Hops are mild and likely provide more of the citrus and earthy flavors. Medium body and moderate carbonation with a semidry finish. (430 characters)

Photo of nickfl
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours with a small head of white foams n top of very hazy, gold body. The head settles quickly and leaves decent lace.

S - Funky Brett aromas with lots of wheat and tart lemon.

T - Thick wheat and musty yeast character up front with some lightly fruity hops in the middle. Finishes with funk, pepper, and a touch of citrus.

M - Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Very nice, the funky yeast character is excellent and while I might like a bit more hop character, I did enjoy what it added to the party. (548 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 4.29.13

A - Pours a clear reddish-orange with a one inch off-white soapy head.

S - Hoppy pine and pineapple, citrus.

T - Hoppy pine and a candy like flavor.

D - Good carbonation and a light body.

O - Hoppy, light and sweet citrus. A unique, but pleasant candy-like flavor. (295 characters)

Photo of bump8628
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bottle from the most recent release, which just hit the market last week, so this should be really fresh. Bright gold-orange, airy head of white foam that builds to several fingers and lays down some nice lace. Vibrant citrus, tropical, herbal, minty, powdery hoppiness is front and center. A rustic graininess keeps it somewhat in line with the farmhouse theme in the face of the barrage of big American hops. Other complementary flavors include black pepper, woodiness, and a grungy earthiness, but really it's all about the bright hoppiness. Dryness accentuates the hoppiness further. One of my favorites from PAA, this needs to be available in more formats. (663 characters)

Photo of nataku00
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
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. (537 characters)

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber bottle into a sniffer glass. Gorgeous unfiltered, cloudy dark copper. Creamy 2 finger off-white head with outstanding retention and soapy lacing.

S- Powerful citrus aroma from the Simcoe and Citra hops. I could smell it from a few feet away. Also has nice Belgium yeast, earthy barnyard funk and a touch of peppery spice.

T- Follows nose well. Wonderful fruity hops, peach, apricot, lemon, fresh cut grass, touch of earthy yeast, musky yet hints of sweetness. Warmth and spice finish with nice bitterness. It's all there. So much going on!

M- Mid body. Crisp carbonation rush. Nice feel of a saison with a totally dry finish.

O- Oh my! Loved it when I sampled it at a beer tasting in Tulsa and continue to be impressed still. Flat out awesome. Saison and hop lovers unite!

No bottled on date
$11 for a bomber bottle (842 characters)

Photo of SFACRKnight
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 into a duvel tulip.

Pours a clean gold body with an inch of white head. Not overly carbed like some saisons and brett beers can be.
Smells like hops and saison esters. Pepper, lemon, hops. The dry hopping level is just perfect here.
Great tasting beer, the hops are spicy and earthy, they complimeent the pepper and slight citrus of the yeast. Well built, the flavors compliment eachother very well.
Nice amount of carbonation, and very dry as one would expect from a saison.
Overall, a well built saison. I especially enjoy the subtle use of hops in this beer. The base saison seems to be solid, but the earthy and spicy hop varieties really bring this all together. (689 characters)

Photo of cvm4
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a light amber with yellow straw hay hues and an eggshell head.

S - Citrus, malts, mild sweetness, hops and spices. Like an ipa and saison mix.

T - Lemon, white grape, malt sweetness, a bit of tartness... Not a big on hoppy, but that's alright as it's a saison here.

M - Light bodied, low carbonation.

O - Loving this flavor... Smells like an ipa but drinks like a tart saison. Lovely! (399 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

one of the best saisons, if not beers altogether, that ive had in some time. this pours a soft pale amber color, faintly red, with at least two inches of sturdy white head and some suspended yeast. its mysteriously pale, and is emitting scents of far out yeast, fresh and abundant citrus hops, and a medium pale malt body with the dryness of an irish red. the flavor is the best of both worlds as far as hops and wild yeast goes. its familiar like mikkellers farmhouse invasion, minus the brett, substitute spicy apply saison yeast that's got all the farm you can handle. the hops are plenty bitter, but also cleverly fruity, which makes for excellent balance. every sip is different, cascading a new part of my palate, challenging yet comforting me at the same time. the craftsmanship behind the bubbles here is so profound, I promise you the beer world will start to talking about prairie before long. before this weekend, I had never heard of them at all, and this week I was fortunate enough to get a bottle of the noir in my rare beer club, and its burning a hole through my fridge. im sure ill drink it tonight after work unless I can garner some self control. this is maybe the best saison ever made, and it takes a lot for me to say that. the way the aggressive hops and the funky yeast play off each other is pure bliss. do yourself a favor and get a few bottles of this. youll never look back. (1,403 characters)

Photo of babaracas
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nearly opaque light amber with one finger thick fizzy white head. Settles to a thin cap, spotty lacing. Smell: bready, wheat, grass and lemon, white grape. Taste: lemon, herbal, fleeting acetic note, pale malt sweetness, light breadiness, candied grapefruit rind, dried pineapple-ish. Fluffy, medium bodied, slightly chewy. Not sure the dry hop was still kicking in this one, but it's a pretty nice take on a hoppy saison... nice flavors, not an out-of-style amount of hop bitterness. (492 characters)

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
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. (314 characters)

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Bell's tulip. The pour is crystal clear and gold in color with a rather thin head. Really great nose on this beer. Fresh, juicy oranges, pineapples, and lemons. It almost smells like a nice IPA.

Light to medium body with a firm feel. It may smell like an IPA, but it drinks like the Saison that it is. The flavor is very grainy and wheaty up front with some tart citrus notes. At mid-palate, it dries out substantially and becomes very flowery with hints of bitter hops. There is a faint tart funkiness on the finish that goes very well with the citrusy hops and dry character.

This is a wonderful beer that should appeal both to fans of Saisons and fans of American Pale Ales. Very refreshing and easy-drinking, but with a fair amount of complexity. My main grip is that I feel this beer could use more carbonation. I will be drinking this again. (877 characters)

Photo of Hamburgers
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (354 characters)

Photo of cfrances33
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Fantome tulip.

Pour: Body is a hazy amber orange with three fingers of frothy, off white head. Some lacing, and the head recedes to a thick rim.

Smell: Immediately after popping the cork, bright juicy grapefruit, mango, and pineapple aromas spilled out of the bottle. More on the pour. Some doughy belgian yeast, and peppercorns. A touch of clove.

Taste: Much more grassy and floral than the nose lets on. Doughy yeast, white peppercorn, clove, and some citrus. Finishes grassy with a lingering hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Rather more bitter than I anticipated. Heavier body than I expected.

Overall: A nice dry hopped saison that I really enjoyed, but I won't be getting it again (706 characters)

Photo of brewandbbq
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle.

Pours clear and straw colored with a two inch head of spongy, porous white. A solid skim coat on the surface and plenty of stringy lacing for the duration.

The nose leads off with a lush blend of tropical fruit and cut grass. Pears, mango, apples, and pineapples with wet hay, clove dust, and hints of pine dew with bubblegum.

Light bodied with a soft, slightly crisp mouthfeel.

Ripe, citrus-laden fruit and pine start the palate. Cut grass rubbed with light spice and pineapple skin follows through.

Finishes with a lingering, dry finish with plenty of tropical and farmhouse notes.

Great beer. Big Saison character under loads of tropical hops. (667 characters)

Photo of Profchaos20
3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed 06/27/13 22 OZ Bomber in tulip.

A - Pours a hazy gold with orangey hues and a two finger head fluffy off white head. Some lacing.

S - Tropical fruits, Peach, Mango, and Apricot upfront but Peach dominates. Hints of citrus and spice. As the beer warms I begin to pick up some coconut. I really liked the smell at first but Peach and Coconut began to dominate the more it warmed, which I didn't enjoy nearly as much.

T - Tropical fruits and Peach/Apricot upfront. Tastes almost like it was brewed with or aged on Peaches or Apricots. Notes of pepper and spice in there as well and some malt. No bitterness at first but start to get a bit as the beer warms.

M - Light body, medium to high carbonation, dry.

O - Interesting and pretty good Saison. It was just too overwhelmingly peachy/fruity which started to get to me after awhile. This prevents me from putting it with my top Saisons. (907 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

750ml C&C bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Golden orange with 1-2 fingers of loose, white head. Slightly cloudy with low carbonation and decent retention.

Nose
Peach, apricot, pineapple, lemon, dried grass. and pink peppercorn. Exceedingly aromatic and tropical.

Taste
Wow! Peach, apricot, mango, pineapple and drops of lemon juice. Light pilsner malts, dried grass and a light blanket of barnyard funk. Caramel covered grains with touches of spelt, pine, peppercorn and perfumey florals.

Mouthfeel
Light-medium bodied, crisp and dry.

Overall
A beautiful marriage between a sublime American IPA and a fastastically rustic Belgian Saison. My hats off to Prairie Artisan Ales! (685 characters)

Photo of ktblue22
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Ohhh this beer pretty much melts in my mouth. Its absolutely beautiful - I am in love with this beer. It pours a very hazy burnt orange with a vital 2 inch head. It tastes like amber honey after its been warmed in the sun - The taste is smooth, perky with a beautiful balance of malt and hops.

Honestly, this beer tastes like what the nectar of the God's must taste like. It makes me want to cry I can't get it where I live!!! Trading partners???? If you're out there, find me. (479 characters)

Photo of Trilogy31
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a malty amber brown with decent clarity and a nice finger of foam. Nose hasbright notes of citrus, spicy yeast esters, white pepper, lemon grass and a light funk. The beer really pops in the mouth, complex melon, watermelon, canteloupe are bright and big. Light pepper spice along with a suttle yeastiness which lets the melon and citrus shine. Slight earthiness rounds out this very complex well made brew. Easy to drink with the 7% barely noticeable. (458 characters)

Photo of aasher
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a light bodied, very cloudy and somewhat milky gold in color with a one finger, very soapy white head. The nose is in your face pineapple and Belgian yeast paired with a nice level of grassy hoppiness. Great nose. The flavors are bright and hoppy with excellent grassiness, lemon, grapefruit, and it finishes with a pineapple bomb of fruit character in the finish that dominates the after taste. I don't think I've ever seen that much pineapple in any saison. It is very unique and more importantly, incredibly good. You don't notice the 7% at all either, making this one dangerous and overly drinkable. This is my first Prairie experience and it blew me away. This is an incredibly flavorful and special saison. I highly recommend it. (750 characters)

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Corked and caged 750 ml bottle with label somewhat reminicent of Pretty Things.

A: Opens with a robust pop and pours a hazy yellow-orange with a solid two-finger fine white head which slowly fades to a cap leaving rings and spotty lace.

N: Wonderful fruity peaches, mango, and tangerine citrus and tropicals, with a slight belgian yeasty note. Floral, herbal/grassy.

T: Bready yeast, mildly pepper spice, citrus peel, melon fruit, trace funk. Liquid sunshine.

M: Medium body and moderate carbonation. Dry and yeasty finish.

O: Blending of Simcoe and Citra hops lend an IPA-ish quality while the yeast and spices balance the traditional saison/farmhouse style. Really nice and would have again. (698 characters)

Photo of EgadBananas
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
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. (591 characters)

Photo of Dope
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy orange. Big, fluffy and effervescent white head. Head fades away at a moderate pace, leaving just little spots of lacing. Quite nice head retention.

S: Wow, not much saison. Very IPA-like. Belgian IPA more than anything. Nice tropical fruit notes with mango, pineapple and apricot maybe? Spicy black pepper in there too. Some sweet grains too. Wonderful fruity, refreshing aroma. I couldn't stop smelling this one.

T: Again with the tropical fruits up front, as mentioned in the aroma. In the middle there is a crackery malt with black pepper joining it. Finish is black pepper and remnants of the tropical fruits with a minor wave of bitterness joining it. A little drying on the back end.

M: Medium bodied, higher carbonation makes this one SLIGHTLY thin.

O: Really nice saison. Great cross of styles, it's halfway between a belgian IPA and a saison. Nice pepper and tropical fruit notes that compliment each other. Nice balance of flavors and it goes quite well. Delicious. (997 characters)

Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
94 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.