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Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 893
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 100
Gots: 139 | FT: 10
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with Cyde. 750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2013 dating stamped on the cork. Pours very hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pineapple, peach, lemon zest, tangerine, mango, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, hay, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of pineapple, peach, tangerine, lemon zest, mango, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, hay, grass, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, peach, mango, tangerine, hay, floral, grass, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hop and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; with a fair amount of malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, lightly slick, and crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic dry hopped saison! All around great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops, malt, and fruity/spicy yeast esters; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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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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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.

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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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Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 893 ratings.