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Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales

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895 Ratings
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Ratings: 895
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 103
Gots: 139 | FT: 10
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Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
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 yeaprolly
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cwxc818
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ooftu
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of demosixt
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of parris
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BoljaBoy52
4.69/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of julielynndubee
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertConway
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nazzz
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A. Pours a mostly transparent golden color with a big fluffy white head.

S. Yeasty, lemony. Characteristic for a saison.

T. Nice. Yeasty but not too funky. White grape, maybe apricot or peach. Not overwhelmingly fruity. Slight bitterness. Green apple andgrassy aftertaste. It had that nice bit of hop bitterness and resin. The finish is pretty clean.

M. Body is a 4 on a 1-10 scale. Nice crisp carbonation. A sought warming going down. Finishes just slightly dry much like a green apple.

O. A very nice saison. Not too funky. Nice mild fruitiness. Very nice mouthfeel. Finishes with just enough flavor to make you go back for more. Gets better as it warms a little. Will drink again.

Photo of dcmchew
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear shiny golden with a small frothy head that doesn't seem to go away to soon.
Smells funky, with some lemon sourness. Hay, herbs, grass, cream, nice orchard fruit (pear, quince, yellow apple), bit of apricot, cherry plum, even tropical hints. A hint of brandy warmth up the nostrils.
There's a great yeasty complexity here, complemented by the hops. Initially, rich orchard fruit, like fresh pear, apple (hints of cider), peach, leading to some musty white grape and even a bit of mango juice. Rich citrus too, getting bitter and bitter, from light tangerine to grapefruit. Light grainy backbone, with a nice splash of honey to help all the flavors stick. The saison funk marries perfectly with the grassy hop, giving off a really strong "field" taste (aside of a light moldy feel), with herbs, green barley, straw, lemongrass, peppermint and lots(!) of floral notes, dry and perfumey to go along with the bitter dry finish. That's not all, there's also clove and some white pepper, trying to shine along with the funk.
Medium body, smooth carbonation. Aftertaste is rich with spices, funky grass, apple peel, citrus peel, light tropical fruit and a bit of alcoholic warmth that reminds of mixed fruit schnapps.
This is not just a hop driven saison, it's a monster of saison with hops integrated perfectly. They never steal the show, only complement the yeasty complexity. Awesome on so many levels.

Photo of emergency_beef
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aagibbs
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlecWalks
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NooseJustice
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Oh cool. Make me review this in order to give a rating. How's this for a review?

Photo of humuloner22
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer is almost too clean!

Appearance: Light golden color with lots of light froth!

Smell: Not as hoppy/dank/floral as you would expect it would be. I couldn't find a date on this one, but I wonder if it might be on the older side?

Taste: Light, kind of thin, finishes really really clean! Its amazing really how clean this beer finishes. It could be a very dangerous beer on a hot day, considering it is 8%! Some floral notes, not much alcohol, maybe a little bit of some Belgian yeast going on. But not really dank or funky in that respect. Its an animal all of its own. Thus far my experience with Prairie has been with stouts but this is a very interesting version for sure.

Overall: Its the cleanest beer I think I have ever drank, it leaves no sticky residue in the mouth after drinking it. Its kind of like a saison, but not really. I don't know how to describe this beer because its not really an IPA and its not really a Belgian hopped up ale either. Its very unique really. Totally enjoyable.

Photo of jgreenward
4.89/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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 jak
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmcw86
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of noladad
3.47/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LehighAce06
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mphis
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 895 ratings.