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Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales

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878 Ratings
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Ratings: 878
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 100
Gots: 131 | FT: 8
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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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Photo of joe1510
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml
$11.99
Liquor World - Kankakee, IL

An aggressive pop sounds as I pull the cork and gun smoke rises from the bottle. The body is jack-o-lantern orange when backlit with considerable haze but nothing chunky. Large pillars of carbonation rush to the dirty white, eggshell sheen, 2+ finger head. As the head relaxes is doesn't sink but becomes meringue like. Pretty fine looking saison, very Belgian-esque.

The nose is huge on fruit. Musty peaches, green apples, stone fruits, and a touch of candi sugar. The hop profile is grassy with a sugar cookie malt sweetness. The nose is incredibly bright, crisp, and mouthwatering. There's a welcomed wildflower quality, wild and musty. This is one of the brightest most intense new, to me, saisons I've had in a while.

Big grassy notes compliment musty green apple and peach esters. The sugar cookie malt is there but simply for a canvas to the yeast and hop characteristics. Again, the fruity esters are bright and expressive. The mild bitterness lingers on long after the swallow. The flavor is excellent but it doesn't live up to the aroma.

The weight lies between moderate and light on the spectrum but the carbonation gives it that airy feel, not quite on par with the best in the category but gives it a good go. The bitterness grows as I drink but never beyond moderate and leaves behind a grassy dryness on the swallow.

With a bursting ripe fruitiness, light body, noticeable bitterness, and an airy feel this beer is incredibly easy to put away. A 750 simply isn't enough. Prairie hop is one of the better newish saisons I've had. Plenty more of these will be drank in my future.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of pmarlowe
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tulip glass.

A: Pours an opaque, gradiated, dark gold, with two fingers of white sand colored head sitting atop, slowly receding. Superb retention: a ring of head lasts for at least an hour, though lacing is minimal.

S: Green apple, grains, a little sweetish malt, fairly earthy notes, and a little peach and mango.

T: Rustic tasting, a little yeast and malt, fruity esters provide some variety, finishing with a mild sweetness and bitterness.

M: Medium body, light carbonation, creamy texture.

O: A nice Belgian ale. The hops are minimal, though, despite the name. Still, it's well crafted for what's there.

Photo of mjstacker
4.81/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pretty close to perfect,

Literally looks like fresh apple cider, cloudy and dense.

Smell is not it's strongest point, but smells musty and cloudy (if that's possible).

Taste is near perfect Farm House, slightly sour with some spice and hint of fruit.

Mouthfeel, feels like carbonated beer.

Overall, sick, literally might be a top-5 beer in my life. Big statement, i realize but i think this beer is fantastic. That said, Farm House is my favorite style.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Powderhornphil
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light hazy orange. 3 fingers soapy white head. Appealing and style appropriate.

Smell is pretty fantastic. Tangerines, peaches and tropical notes. Slight mustyness with hint of spice.

Taste starts as tropical fruity, juicy hops. A slight tartness with a beady malt on the back end but still manages a dry finish.

Medium carbonation. Fairly light and refreshing on the palate.

Really easy drinker.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 878 ratings.