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Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales

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515 Ratings
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Ratings: 515
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.01%
Wants: 100
Gots: 59 | FT: 2
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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)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-04-2013 03:13:59 | More by Sammy
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-04-2013 00:47:22 | More by BGsWo22
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-02-2013 15:25:15 | More by mltobin
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Prairie Artisan Ales - Prairie Hop, poured into a Lawson's tulip.

Look - Pours a hazy golden orange with a small foamy head that retains. Lacing is there but a little on the sparse side.

Smell - Aroma is incredible! Saison typical Belgian sourdough with a hint of brett (rather than a blast) and juicy hops on top. All well blended to the point where it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins.

Taste - Taste is juicy lemon and citrus hops and then brett sour but not overwhelming, just right. Ends slightly throat warm peppery but not hot.

Mouthfeel - Rests slightly sour and piney hop bitter. Slightly warm and boozy for 7% but otherwise super drinkable. Medium bodied.

Overall - Solid brew, this is my first out of Oklahoma and I am definitely impressed with this brew and would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 14:22:19 | More by JMScowcroft
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-02-2013 04:03:47 | More by Giantspace
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mynie

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I pour all Belgian blondes into Duvel glasses because THAT IS HOW I WAS RAISED, LAY OFF ME. Although, you know, this is obviously trying to be like Orval, because that’s the latest weird, unattainable obsession of American craftbrewers.

Anyhow—I’m working on some high-concept reviews involving social commentary and illustrations, and all of those are taking way too much time because I am very busy with actual work. So what we’re gonna do in order to generate content is we’re gonna blow through that giant box of Prairie I got last month. Because this is what Americans do now. Americans love marathonin’ it. Back in the primitive days we’d just watch one episode of the Jeffersons or whatever. Nowadays we watch and entire season of Girls in one night, because entertainment now has to resemble work or else we feel guilty for partaking in it.

So, yeah, this tries to be Orval and it does an okay impersonation. I like it better than Greenflash’s iteration, but the same as Rayon Vert, Hop’s hoppiness is a bit sticky and American and in some un-articulable way it just don’t jibe up with the Belgian Blondey-ness of the beer’s opening half. Pretty good, still.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 02:56:57 | More by mynie
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.76/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden orange color with a three to five finger head.

Smell is of nondescript hops and slightly funky Belgian yeast.

Taste is of vague, bitter hops. No citrus flavors, no real saison flavors, sort of a muddled mediocre beer. Similar to Prairie Standard, though Standard is cleaner and tastier.

Mouthfeel is just fine, nothing special.

Overall, a fine beer by Prairie. Perhaps this wasn't the freshest bottle, as there were no tropical or citrus flavors to be found. Prefer the very similar Standard at $12 a six-pack.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 01:26:53 | More by thebigredone
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JPortillo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-02-2013 00:04:59 | More by JPortillo
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NickBeery

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-31-2013 00:01:31 | More by NickBeery
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cw577enfield

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-30-2013 23:47:12 | More by cw577enfield
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-29-2013 07:23:19 | More by Mebuzzard
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Wolfpack2005

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-28-2013 21:49:08 | More by Wolfpack2005
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OgreSanchez

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-28-2013 17:41:34 | More by OgreSanchez
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-28-2013 15:44:36 | More by Jeffrey2310
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omniscientcause

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-28-2013 13:20:50 | More by omniscientcause
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-27-2013 16:21:16 | More by KVNBGRY
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-27-2013 12:34:18 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a slight cloudy light orange/amber. big bubbly head of slowly fizzling white foam.

S - Aroma is like the perfect blend of classic ester driven saison notes with bright citrus forward American hops. together it creates a lovely perfume. Or maybe a colonge as i would totally wear this. notes of black pepper and banana jump out quickly. the hoppy notes come through in soft notes of clementines, mango, lemon pith, and orange zest.

T - soft, subtle notes of doughy bread. zippy, lemony acidity enters quickly followed by bright citrus flavors. lively notes of grapefruit rind, pine needles, and sweet orange peel. bitterness dulls on the back of the tongue, just bready and banana flavors. finish is slightly hoppy but more prominently black pepper.

M - medium bodied but closing in on full. creamy mouthfeel. high carbonation with tight bubbles.

O - excellent beer. a real standout. i am certainly going to be looking out for more prairie ales in the future.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 03:22:10 | More by Teleweizen2
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jl28r1

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-25-2013 16:28:48 | More by jl28r1
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Altenor

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-25-2013 06:44:40 | More by Altenor
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DmouthCaliBrewz

New Hampshire

4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle to FFF teku.

A: Pours a hazy deep orange, with a large and fizzy effervescent head that recedes to two fingers after a few minutes, and then down to a rim around the edges halfway through the beer. No lacing.

S: MMMM This is delicious. Juicy fruits and citrus on the nose, immediately followed by a noticable funkiness. The combo of the funk and hops is awesome. I definitely pick up on the Citra hops here. Also getting a bit of peach and some slightly tart green apple.

T: Taste is more of the same, with citrus and strong funk up front. Towards the middle it starts to round out with some floral esters and an earthy yet somewhat spicy yeast character. Notes of pear and more greet apple develop late on the palate, then it all rounds out with a crisp and dry bitterness on the end. Real awesome balance of funk from the yeast and fruit from the hops. The two interplay wonderfully. Well done.

M: Lively carbonation, and lightish body. Perfect for the style.

O: This was nothing short of superb. Amazingly drinkable, yet amazingly complex. There is something here for anyone. I wanna stock this baby year round.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 02:01:30 | More by DmouthCaliBrewz
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BradleyR

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-24-2013 19:14:46 | More by BradleyR
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-24-2013 14:41:30 | More by tom10101
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml into a tulip.

A: Pours a hazy dark orange with a coarse white head.

S: Orange candy, grapefruit juice, marshmallow, pineapple, cloves, vanilla, mild pine.

T: Leafy bitterness, cakey pale malt, pineapple, light booze.

M: Light-bodied with active carbonation.

O: A nice hoppy saison.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 03:01:32 | More by Etan
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: None
Glass: Tulip

I like the beer quite a bit, but also think it represents what has become something of a typical American "hop the hell out of it" mentality, which causes a loss of some of the nuances of the saison-style yeasts. To be honest, if they didn't tell me this was fermented with saison yeast, I would have thought it a US-hopped Belgian pale ale. At least it's not yet another Hill Farmstead beer making the top 50 (1/5 of which are). Great label artwork.

Pours a very tall head made up of small, medium, and large-sized bubbles, creating a slightly swiss cheese-like appearance, with excellent retention of over four minutes, eventually settling to a medium-sized ring around the perimeter of the glass and two small islands of foam atop the body of the beer. Lacing is quite good, of substantial webbing along the sides of the glass. The body is a hazy (40-50% opaque) golden orange color, with light bringing out paler golden yellow hues. Carbonation is visible along the sides and center of the glass,

Very pleasant fruity hop aroma, which brings in tropical fruits such as guava and mango, with additional peach and grapefruit notes becoming apparent as the beer warms. Sweetness from the pale malt base goes well with the fruits, becoming a beer fruit cocktail in a way. This makes me wonder, though, is it an IPA (or APA) or saison (as in, where is the saison yeast and all its non-fruity complexity)?

Flavor includes pale malt syrups poured over grapefruit, guava, pineapple, mango, and peach, with slight tartness, slight Belgian yeast phenolics and mustiness that lets you know this is a saison, though heavily drenched in hops. Front of palate blends very sweet pale malts with fruity (guava, grapefruit, pineapple, mango) and hints of bitter hops together excellently, though missing are any traces of this being a saison. Mid-palate of sweet, pale malts joined to grapefruit, guava, pineapple, peach, and mango (in that order of detectability), moderate hop bitterness, and surprisingly notable Belgian yeast phenolics and slight mustiness letting you know, finally, that this beer is indeed fermented using saison yeast. Back of palate finds hop bitterness, tropical and citrus fruit flavors, and a bit of ethanol heat. Aftertaste of hop bitterness, tropical and citrus fruits, and mild pale malt sweetness.

Beer is medium in body, with medium-high levels of carbonation, leadint to a lightly fizzy, quickly-becoming-foamy mouthfeel that suits the beer quite well. Closes semi-dry, with moderate stickiness clinging to the palate.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 02:59:00 | More by falloutsnow
Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
95 out of 100 based on 515 ratings.