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Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 892
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 98
Gots: 138 | FT: 9
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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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4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml caged and corked bottle purchased in California, and brought back to Sydney, where I shared it with Rich and Sam.

Pours a bright golden colour with a hazy, solid body. Head is a creamy white, creating a full and frothy crest that's quite gorgeous. Lacing forms in streaky patterns down the glass. Light carbonation forms when tilted. Looks good.

Earthy basis on the nose, sprinkled with lemony hops trending towards a noble overtone: slightly herbal. Some clean acid comes through, sharper notes like fizzing aspirin and round mulchy hay. Very solid and big. Great stuff.

Taste is wonderful. Light, clean, zesty entry with characters of apricot and peach coming through, before the middle smooths out beautifully. Here there's a rounded complexity, green herbal tones, a touch of buttery sweetness cleaned up by a clean acidity. Finish has pepper and spice, a little funk-like acidity, green tomatoes, more apricot. It's just fresh and delicious, with an afterpalate that lingers for a long time.

Feel is bright and buoyant. A wonderful counterpart to the flavours.

This is a superb saison in any case: the hops just raise it to the level where it's genuinely exciting. It's a gorgeous beer.

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4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle I brought to share at Oneinchaway's tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, Belgian yeast, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, Belgian yeast, and citrus flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop and yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up on a recent trip south

A - golden color, white head that quickly vanishes

S - I could have smelled this all day - initially big juicy fruits - mango, peach, maybe a little kiwi - citra hops, tropical, a little spicy at the end

T - starts out following the nose - sweet and juicy then the spicier/peppery and yet earthy yeast comes in - they balance together well

M - starts out smooth, finishes dry, nice mid-level carbonation

0 - after bomb! maybe my favorite so far from prairie - lovely drinkable beer. highly recommended - almost a ideal mix of an ipa and a saison

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4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Will for getting me a bottle from Sid at Best Damn Beer/Krisp in San Diego. Had been hearing the hype about this OK brewery and was curious. Frankly, wasn't ready for this. Wow! What a great sensory experience. Opened and poured like a Saison. Looked good...but most do. Head and retention was a bit better than expected, but typical Saison look is not exactly a high point. None the less ...it looked like a good farmhouse brew.
Then it jumped out. Aroma was wonderfully fresh and bright with massive fruit hop scents. Brilliant citrus and mango/peaches. The taste just took it to another level. Hints of hay/grass and a touch of funk. Bready with oats and maybe some rye...but again just exploding with fruit.
It was like this great marriage of a very high quality farmhouse ale with big time west coast hops. Many have tried, but in my mind no one has accomplished it until Prairie. This is just one wonderful drinking beer. Mouth feel was soft and not overly carbonated. Yet still dry and crisp. refreshing! Rolled easily in mouth and on the tongue.
These guys know how to brew beer, and have a great sense of fresh flavor and aroma. This may not be your classic saison, but it may very well be your favorite. This is a special very very tasty beer.
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Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an Upland pint glass.

A: Pours a bright gold with some haze. Forms a half-finger white head that fades pretty quickly on top of moderate visible carbonation.

S: Yeasty, lemon tartness, pineapple and tropical fruit, and grassy - reminds me almost of a hoppy saison. Underneath is some light cracker malt and a touch of funk.

T: Follows the nose well. A nice interplay between the hops (lemony citrus, pineapple, and tropical fruit) and the yeast flavors (lemon, grassy, and a bit peppery). A light malt base flavor throughout. Finishes dry with a bit of hop bitterness.

M: Light body, good carbonation sensation, and low alcohol presence.

O: This was very enjoyable. I'm not sure there was anything particular here to make it stand out above several other similar beers, but still quite good. If it was sitting on the shelves around here on a regular basis, I'd pick one up every once in a while for sure.

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Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 892 ratings.