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Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

744 Ratings
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Ratings: 744
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 112
Gots: 100 | 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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Photo of Kinsman
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Near death experience as I open the bottle and the cork shoots out but fortunately the beer itself did not gush. Fills the glass with an attractive hazy orange color and a nice dense and frothy white head on top.

The aroma absolutely kills it with a bright burst of tropical pineapple and mango notes. A bit peachy as well. Is this beer, or a Nantucket Nectars juice blend?

Powerful American hops and a rather fruity saison-yeast make for a damn pleasant drink. Tropical note still come through with a mouthwatering mango flavor and nice citrus note mixed in. More traditional Belgian yeast notes come along as well with a drying earthy note and subtle spice.

Mouthfeel is dry and bubbly. Overall, a new favorite of mine. Excellent use of hops here that play nicely with the farmhouse yeast for an uber-refreshing summer beverage.

Kinsman, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

kscaldef, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of EastBay_Nick
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ShemRahBoo, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of thegerm87
4/5  rDev -5.2%

thegerm87, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of jheezee
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jheezee, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a hazy golden orange hue with a big, rocky 3 finger white head that fades to leave nice thick side lacing and a dense, creamy blanket. Outstanding.

S - Definitely a blend of styles here. Saison meets hop bomb. Nice lightly tropical notes (pineapple, mango), orange, faint pine resin with lovely saison funk/yeast notes intermingling throughout the hop profile. Not too funky and the hops knock out the typical black pepper notes one finds with a saison.

T - Not quite as assertive as the nose, but still lovely. Good hop notes, the tropics are very faint but with a good bitter lingering finish that is more pine than grapefruit peel. More saison notes than in the nose with solid belgian yeast notes, light barnyard funk. Delicious.

M - just excellent. Nice carbonation, crisp, slightly dry. Very, very well done.

O - Overall a damn fine hoppy saison. Wish the taste was a bit more tropical but even with that its still damn delicious. Well done Prairie

rudzud, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of mikeincharleston
4/5  rDev -5.2%

mikeincharleston, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of gtermi
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

gtermi, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -28.9%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Cvescalante
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Cvescalante, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Verecund
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Verecund, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Mattias
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Mattias, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of Rosquin
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Rosquin, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of ms11781
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ms11781, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of darocny
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Prairie Hop

Meringue head. Moderate retention and lacing.

Fuzzy orange color.

Delicate funk in the nose with orange and fruit rind. Extremely well integrated.

Moderate carbonation and slick on the tongue. Very refreshing. Lemon and orange citrus in the front quickly followed by mild herbal with no spiciness. Ends dry, but very mellow. Great after taste that continues to linger. This is a perfectly well-rounded and balanced beer that goes beyond its parts.

A delicately hopped saison that is among the best I have ever had.

darocny, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of GuzzLah
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a hazy light orange with a lasting head. Nice lace. Medium bubbly.

S - hoppy. Moderate mango and pine. Mild spicy yeast.

T - tropical, citrus and mild floral upfront with a nice piney finish.

M - light-medium body. Creamy texture. Relatively dry. Smooth bitterness.

O - a very good hoppy Saison made with American hops. I'd consider it more like a Belgian IPA. Regardless, it tastes and smells nice. It's assertive, but not over the top.

GuzzLah, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of akang
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

akang, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

SmellsofMahagony, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Nrcost2
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Nrcost2, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of daledeee
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There is a lot of buzz about the Prairie brewery. I found a couple bottles, although somewhat pricy.

Pours a dull cloudy orange. Typical white head with not much lasting power.

Nose is funky fruit.

Taste is hoppy. I think I would say along the American hop profile at first but it mellows out. In other words, there is a pretty big burst of hop flavor with the first sip. Then it evolves into a more fruity flavor. It has a mild citrus rind leaning. Not overly complex with spice and funk but this is one refreshing beer.
Mouth feel is not very dry and that's OK with me. Alcohol is very well hidden. I really enjoy this beer. I think it is getting better as it airs out too!

daledeee, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of muthe
4.94/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

perfectly stated packaging, opens to reveal a most excellent aroma. It pours with a rich golden straw color, crowned by dense pale head that slowly reduces to a thin ever present visually pleasing icing for this wonderful slice of rich cake. The taste is incredible, it as if someone has taken my favorite IPA and Blended it with the best of Belgian saisons. this beer left me satisfied yet wanting another like a a drug addict needing another fix.

muthe, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of ausonius
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

ausonius, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of anticipation23
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

anticipation23, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Hugonaut13
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Hugonaut13, Jul 06, 2013
Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
94 out of 100 based on 744 ratings.