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Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales

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155 Reviews
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Reviews: 155
Hads: 1,044
Avg: 4.23
pDev: 23.88%
Wants: 116
Gots: 179 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews: 155 | Hads: 1,044
Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Orange color, slightly hazy, fluffy head. Tropical and citrus aroma: apricots, pineapple, as well as spices like black pepper . Finish is dry and slightly bitter. Light, but not thin, thanks to carbonation. One of the best examples of IPA and Saison available on the market.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into gulden draak tulip at gnarly barley in Orlando FL. Pours a hazy golden straw color with 2 fingers of head. Looks perfect. Awesome spicy peppery yeast and slight citrus hop with a hint of barnyard funk. Taste is grassy funky with a peppery citrus crisp finish...wow. this is so good. The funk really stands out...and I wasnt expecting the funk at all. Its crisp yet dry...and the hops are subtle yet they play an essential role.
Such a great saison...one of the best I've had.

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Photo of Damian
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
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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Photo of ehammond1
4.44/5  rDev +5%
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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Photo of brewtus
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured caged bottle into tulip. Pours clear golden orange with a two finger white head. Smell is Belgian yeast, cutrus fruit, grassy. Taste starts with smooth Belgian yeast and lots if straw, some citrus fruit, some tropical fruit, plenty of hop bitterness that drys out substantially as it finishes. Very earthy. There's a nice little funk to this beer that mixes well with the hoppy Belgian wit flavors. A very unique beer that balances some complex flavors very well.

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Photo of impending
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75


750ml into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazed deep copper orange, dense frothy orange tinged egg cream color, excellent lacing.

The aroma reaches from an incredible distance, thick, dense, heavy and airy all the same. The promised tropical fruits and citrus is delivered in spades. superb, wonderful

The saison is buried by the hops. An ipa with saison yeast. The sharp dry twang belies the yeast. High in acidic bitter. The dryness feels as if astringent mouthfeel.

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Photo of Resuin
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a becker glass.

Appearance: Pours a translucent (not super hazy but fairly hazy) amber/gold and leaves a couple fingers of white head, which lingers around for a bit.

Smell: Quite an aroma - very herby/grassy with some nice citrus hoppiness to it. Very pleasant and light. Pepper, lemon, citrus, light coriander, grass, mango. Mouth-watering.

Taste: Matches the smell. Grassy with plenty of light & pleasant spices, citrus, orange peel, lemon zest. It really does remind me of a prairie (whatever that means). Very light and balanced flavors - I'm intrigued that this says 7% ABV, this one seems like an awesome session saison but that would be a little risky. That said, very sessionable flavor.

Mouth-feel: Medium, very nice carbonation with a medium to light body. Fairly light and fluffy. Maybe a hint of a syrupy texture to it, but definitely not that noticeable. This one goes down really smooth and nice.

Overall: Extremely refreshing, the hops really add some nice elements to this one. Grassy and fruity this is an excellent saison/hop beer with a tremendous smoothness and balance. I am very impressed with this brew and will be coming back to it often.

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Photo of emerge077
3.63/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2015: 3.7
Flavors in the latest batch were muddled, aroma was more green with less distinctive hop character, it just didn't have the fruity intensity or overall impact the 1st batch had sadly.

2013: 4.24
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.

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Photo of unclejazz
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in Portland, Maine and enjoyed in HF glass

This had a vibrant orange color, like a warm horizon at sunset. The smell was of fresh mango and a bite of fresh hop pine. Secondary orange, banana, and pineapple. Taste is, if you can imagine, like the best mcDonald's orange drink I've ever had. Orange Julius with lots of teeth that bite your tongue and hold on as you drink it. This is exactly what it says it is on the bottle, a hoppy farmhouse ale and it's wonderful. See Prairie, drink Prairie.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of Ri0
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured 25.4oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

A - Golden haze orange in color with 2 finger white head. Slowly fades with almost no ring remaining. Lacing is almost non existent.

S - Citrus and straw some light biscuit and yeast.

T - Taste is incredible. Big juicy citrus and tropical fruit with lemon. Mild spice with a Belgian yeast. Finishes with a touch or tart and bitter, but not much. This is similar to Ale Asylum Bedlam, but I like this even more.

M - Light and crisp with nice carbonation. Very refreshing.

O - This could be one of the best Saisons brewed. I wish this was distributed to WI, because I would buy it frequently in the summer months. Way to go Prairie Ales. Thank you 4balance!

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet grainy and lightly bready malts, citrus and pine hops, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, funk, tart green fruits, lemon zest.

T - Sweet wheat and lightly bready malts, grapefruit, citrus, and pine hops, some lightly resiny bitterness, Belgian yeasts, coriander, pepper, lemon zest, some funk and a touch of tartness.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, tart, bitter, estery finish.

D - Fantastic hoppy saison. Great balance and complexity.

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Photo of turfy
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a caged bottle into a snifter, the beer is a slightly hazed, golden-straw coloring with a frothy, big bubbled, light, bright white head that retains around an inch and a half. Solid stream of carbonation bubbling throughout, also. Aromas of wet greens initially, with some citrus hops highlights and coriander spicing. Flavors are extremely well balanced, with a forward flavor of wet, peppery hops balanced with citrus and berry sweetness. There is a bready and roasted backbone that also blends and supports the spice and funk. Slightly warming, and the smooth body makes this a severely easy drinker. Wow. Candy sweet and herbal aftertaste that balances perfectly, and is subtle enough to draw you further in. Smooth, clean finish, with a hint of citrus and spice left behind to linger. Great brew.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle served in tulip glasses.

Hazy, bright orange appearance in the glass with a light white head. Many tiny bubbles bounce to the surface. The scent has a fair bit going on. The yeast is very faint as the hops take over with citrus and some grassy/pine. The taste is like tangerine juice. Loads of tangerine flavor with a bittering finish. The finish is a clean bitterness though that plays well and balances. I'm a big fan of the effervescence in this beer. It makes the beer much brighter and even more enjoyable to drink. I have a hard time calling this a saison. It almost drinks like a beer-mosa. It was a pleasure and quite tasty.

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Photo of Rutager
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
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!!

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Photo of brureview
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of nickfl
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of bump8628
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of nataku00
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
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

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Photo of SFACRKnight
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of cvm4
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
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!

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Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
94 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.