Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales

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845 Ratings
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Ratings: 845
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 105
Gots: 113 | FT: 7
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours an apricot body with strands of microbubbles supporting a thick rocky snow white head.

S- The fresh raw barley aroma leads to a green grassy hop finish.

T- The nice dry but jammy apricot hops leads to some unripe stone fruit with a slight sweet finish that adds to the freshness. There are some Belgian yeast esters of green fruit and some pungent green hop notes that linger.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- The full juicy hops has some great compliments in the yeast esters and some nice malt support. This beer drinks very fast.

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4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This cork barely needs to be touched to start popping. ? Interesting. Pours a great-looking unfiltered hazy golden/ deep yellow-orange with plenty of visible carbonation and a perfectly fluffy white header.
Hops I smelled immediately upon the uncorking. This smells fantastic. Citrusy hops, grapefruit, and yes a funk of its own. Hard to describe, to me like a barnyard peanut buttery leather (perhaps my nose's interpretation of Belgian yeast) surrounded by those fresh juicy hops.
The taste is right along the same path. The hops are juicy and then their bitterness rushes the funky part of the grainy-nut flavor through my mouth with ample carbonation and a medium/slightly thick creamy and refreshing mouthfeel. I also get a subtle herbal flourish, and orange rind is in there too. The slightly antique flavor I took as peanut butter sits well in the aftertaste, somehow. The finish is dry but right. The foam from the head is intact halfway through the chalice into which I poured this, appearing like cream. Nice. I dont recall having a beer that kept such a thick-top form. Unique brew. Recommended by local retailers here in north Texas, however I passed on it until now. Curiosity paid-off big time. Oklahoma is on the craft map here in a big way with in my opinion. This is as of now my second favorite Saison. Excellent overall. High drinkability. Seek.

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4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle corked and caged poured into a 3 Floyds wine glass

A- Allot of carbonation, 3 finger head dissipated quickly, to thin bubbly ring around the glass. The color is a beautiful burnt orange/brown, slight haziness.
S- The aroma is very nice, big hops upfront, nice sweetness comes out in the aroma, must be the citra hops. Mango, grapefruit, pine, grapefruit, some malt in the backend.
T- Taste is very similar to the nose, less sweet than i anticipated, the hops are present, slight bitterness but is mellowed out by the malt backbone, grassy notes, pine, grapefruit, slight peppery notes.
M- Light mouthfeel, very easy drinkability, dry on the finish.
O- Very nice, not sure what i was expecting, i was not expecting it to be so hop forward, i very much enjoyed this one, would of preferred to share with someone, not a beer i would typically drink on my own. Very satisfied with my first Prairie beer.

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4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml 25.4 Oz. bottle. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Cloudy golden yellow with nice initial 3" head that recedes to a cap but leaves lots of sticky lacing.

Smell: Lots of floral hops, but not overpowering as some citrus is also noticeable.

Taste: Nice tropical fruits, tangerine, lemon, lime, all with a floral hoppy bitterness. Balanced very well against a malty backbone. All about the tasty citrusy hops with this beer.

Mouthfeel: Clean and crisp on the palate.

Overall: Delicious beer, especially on a warm afternoon. Looking forward to trying more from Prairie.

Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 845 ratings.