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Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

740 Ratings
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Ratings: 740
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9%
Wants: 110
Gots: 99 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
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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4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Still catching up on my PAA beer review notes--I drank this one back on 8/21/14. Enjoyed out of a brown 500 mL bottle with a cryptic numeral stamped on the neck that could be a date, but it's too hard to decipher--maybe it says 06 for June? That said, I think this is the first year they've done this beer in the 500 mL capped bottles instead of the C&C 750 mL, so best guess, this beer was bottled a month or two ago. Poured into a North Coast tulip glass with a wide flair around the rim.

Appearance (4.25) - Pours a honey golden amber color with a considerable amount of opacity to the body and a pretty uniform hue throughout. Atop sits a off-white colored head about two fingers thick, made up of small and medium bubbles that begin to swell and eventually dissipate, leaving a fine, almost nonexistent film across the surface of the liquid and a healthy ringlet of suds around the edge of the glass. Retention is excellent, and as I drink the liquid down it leaves soapy rings of lace across the sides of the glass.

Smell (4.25) - A fantastic blend of fruity, pungent hops and more spice-driven notes of the saison yeast. It's interesting, because both bring the impression of fruit to mind, but one brings it in a fresh-picked, juicy sort of way (the hops), while the other brings it in a more dried fruit, estery characterization. Notes of mango and orange peel dance with hints of dried apricot and preserved spiced pear, all buoyed by a subtle grassy undertone and suggestion of whole grain cracker.

Taste (4.25) - Very similar in nature to the aroma, with a multi-dimensional fruit explosion taking place in my mouth. More tropical fruit in the vein of mango and passionfruit with a touch of citrus zest, and here, the yeast-based dried fruit element is less overt, lending just a subtle spice of coriander and white pepper. The grassy sensation from the aroma is now more of a generic herbal component, and the malt provides a healthy backbone of table crackers to convey the hoppy, yeasty cocktail.

Mouthfeel (4.25) - On the medium end of light bodied, with moderate-to-high carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall (4.25), I have to say this is one of my favorite beers from Prairie, and perhaps my favorite saison. Of course, I'm a sucker for the heavily hopped saisons, but they aren't all done well--it's just that this one is. It's the kind of marriage between the two core elements of American (hops) and Belgian (yeast) styles that provides incentive for brewers to keep pushing boundaries, because when they work, sometimes they really work.

LambicPentameter, Sep 24, 2014
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mtbdonn, Sep 24, 2014
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nabit, Sep 23, 2014
Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
94 out of 100 based on 740 ratings.