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Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 525
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 100
Gots: 65 | FT: 3
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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 EvanGundy


4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-19-2013 04:54:24 | More by EvanGundy
Photo of bobhits


4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

About as merky and yeast filled a light beer can be. Each pour explodes from the glass with champagne levels of carbonation but the weight and body quickly leave the beer flat and dense.

Grape fruit hops meet saison spice and deep citrus almost sour notes.

One amazing combination between the classic saison and american hops. Grape fruit meets lemon rides, mangos, passion fruit, lemon grass, over ripe fruits, and so much more. This is an over ripe fruit cocktail for sure.

Drinks to near perfect. Perfect carbonation, perfect slightly creamy feel without the weight often associated.

This is a beer to seek out. Easily one of the best American IPA/Belgian style beers I've had, and it seems everyone is trying their hands at it.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 04:16:27 | More by bobhits
Photo of cburns48


4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-18-2013 14:54:21 | More by cburns48
Photo of TheBishopco


4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-18-2013 07:41:25 | More by TheBishopco
Photo of rab53


4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-18-2013 01:50:36 | More by rab53
Photo of drummermattie02


4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-17-2013 16:00:22 | More by drummermattie02
Photo of ToasterChef


3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A cellar temperature 750ml bottle is poured into a McChouffe chalice.

This is a clear orange beer with lots of rising carbonation. The head is off-white and fairly thin. It also didn't last very long. After a minute it is nothing more than a skim of foam.

Very nice citrus hop aroma. I can pick up a little bit of farmhouse yeast, but almost all of the aroma is dominated by the hops.

Like the aroma, this beer's flavor profile is dominated by grapefruit citrus hops. The malt and yeast do contribute, but it is minor. The malt is light enough and the yeast is just funky enough to remind you this is a farmhouse ale and note a hoppy pale. Hop oils and pepper form the yeast give the beer a great finish.

This may be a touch heavier than a typical saison and the carbonation is strong. There is a noticeable coat, but it isn't too sticky. The finish provides a slight tingle.

I like this beer. Dry hopping has made this a very interesting farmhouse ale. Fans of the style should seek this one out! I would have preferred better head retention, but the flavor and aroma are good enough for me to ignore my issues with its appearance.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 00:55:52 | More by ToasterChef
Photo of champ103


4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden/orange color. A beautiful color. Two fingers of white head forms with good retention and lace.
S: The nose is huge. At first big floral, herbal, and grassy aromatics. Fruity esters follow banana, pears, and slightly funky yeast. The aroma is so amazing, full, and so balanced between the hops and yeast. Prairie Hop indeed, just an amazing huge nose that is perfectly hoppy and rustic at the same time.
T: Follows the nose, though not quit as intense. Still excellent. Floral, grassy, herbal hops all intermingle with the fruity, (mango, pears) and slightly phenolic yeast. Very earthy. A light funk, and again near perfect balance of hops and rustic charm.
M/D: A medium body that is perfectly carbonated. Very crisp, but smooth at the same time. There is enough dryness to to pull at the checks, which make this incredibly refreshing. So easy to drink. Something that is hard not come back to. Nearly perfect for the style and something that can be enjoyed all day.

This is an amazing hoppy saison. They nailed the style, and one of my favorite American versions at that. Tank 7 and Saison Brett are among my favorites, and this is just as good. I guess there is a new contestant for great American saisons. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 01:33:50 | More by champ103
Photo of jlindros


4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

New brewery showed up at the store, with Belgian style Farmhouse beers, which I love these days. And not too expensive, with decent reviews, so I had to get the two. I'll try the Hop first.

Wow, the really twisted the handle of the crown, it probably has about 15 twists and almost impossible to turn now. Then it got twisted on itself, so needle nose pliers made quick work of it.

Finally pours a pasty white bubbly fizzy almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, some decent lacing, semi clear a little hazy golden honey color.

Nose is quite nice, a blend of floral hops and farmhouse aromas. I'll start with the farmhouse saison aromas, wheat, grainy malts, hay, dried grass, lemon zest, light spices, a very light farmhouse funk, and a light fluffy Belgian golden malt. Then hops, floral, light leafy grassy, a bit of a citrus zest, slightly herbal. Some earthiness too between the funky saison yeast and grassy hops. Lemony citrus aromas eventually end up taking over mostly as it warms and swirls in my glass.

Taste starts with the saison funk, little funky yeast then quickly into the saison malts, grassy wheat, fresh cut grass, dried hay, floral lemon grass, etc. It also brings light golden Belgian malts, a little grainy malt base, a light sweetness and juicy feel. Saison also brings light spices, lemon zest and citrus spray, and a little yeasty farmhouse funk flavors. Then into hops, floral fresh hops, lighter but nice, light leafy grassy flavors, little earthy and touch spicy, as well as a bit of the citrus, lemon zest and touch of fresh orange flesh. The bitterness starts light but ramps a bit as it goes, as the hops progress they get slightly spicy and earthy, chewy even. The finish gets a bit drier but still slightly sticky, long fairly bitter hop, little earthy, some leafy and grassy, with light saison grainy malts, lemongrass, hay, and light saison funk and spices.

Mouth is med bodied, lots of fluffy carbonation, juicy feeling.

Overall pretty nice, a well done saison and nice fresh hops to go with it. The hops go well with teh saison as expected, nice grassy little leafy and floral, some lemony citrus zest, and just enough bitterness. the saison flavors are on nicely too, not too much funk which would have overpowered the subtle hops, drinkable and tasty, well done. I would drink quite a few of these no problem (not in a row of course).

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 00:54:08 | More by jlindros
Photo of BEERchitect


4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Putting together what's best about authentic farmhouse ale and the newest technique in hop implementation has not only put Prairie on the brewing map, but makes them excel!

And like those classy and rustic saisons, Prairie hop explodes its cork and comes racing into the tulip with exuberant carbonation and near-champagne appearances. It quickly constructs a cottony, airy white head that caps the zesty lightly golden ale beneath. Firm lace and high retention keeps the beer looking regal throughout.

Beautifully aromatic, the beer weaves together the earthy and floral traditional scents of saison with the tropical and citrus notes of today's better sculpted IPA. The fusion gives the nose new impressions with each whiff: mild grapefruit, mangoes, oranges, passion fruit, apricot, apples and lemon all take turn on a carousel of scents. Peppery spice allows notes of lemongrass and lemon pepper to emit just ahead of terse grain sweetness and damp hay.

Flavors reward the palate with all of the juicy and vibrant fruit taste that was introduced in the nose, but without the sweetness that's normally associated with those ripe flavors. Instead the dry malt complexes provide light grain sweetness and mild bread starch. Notions of honeysuckle come to mind as the beer transitions from malt to hops. But the taste of tropical and citrus fruits are a direct carryover from the floral bouquet and seems to be appreciated more in aftertaste than on the middle palate. Finishing herbal, flowery, and pleasantly grassy, the beer turns to clean and crisp bitterness, stopping just shy of IPA proportion.

But the beer's highest praise belongs with its mouthfeel. Its early arid creaminess offers soft impressions but the beer wastes no time developing into dryness and shedding its malt underpinnings. The finish comes quick and in bone-dry fashion. Its spritzy character bounces the beer off of the mouth and carries it into the gullet with ease. Medium warmth, light grassy bite, and prickling carbonation signal closure and encourage a quick revisit to the glass.

The beer is masterful as it really does strike the perfect balance between what's best about properly constructed saison and experimental new-wave hops. Its a delicious beer, making drinkability effortless.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 19:18:07 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of coreyfmcdonald


4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml C&C bottle into a tall tulip. I think it's worth noting pliers would be helpful to get the cage out and a wine bottle opener to get the cork out. Seriously a hard beer to get to.

A: Pours a very clear deep golden color with three inches of foam on top. Active carbonation is apparent in the beer.

S: The yeast character here is really nice. I get tons of tropical fruits - pineapple, guava, and persimmon. A nice funkiness comes in after the fruit - musty and a bit grassy. A tropical fruity hop aroma goes very well with the yeast here. Stone fruit is quite strong. One of the best aromas I've come across in a Saison.

T: The flavor starts out with a grassiness followed by a mild musty funk and a hint of stone fruit. Moderate hop bitterness is evident with a small amount of caramel sweetness. I get a peppercorn spiciness in the aftertaste.

M: Medium to thick mouthfeel with appropriately high carbonation for the style.

O: The aroma on this is heavenly - seriously amazing. The flavor is good, but is a huge letdown after the smell.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 02:38:18 | More by coreyfmcdonald
Photo of BetterBeerPlz


4.75/5  rDev +11%

02-09-2013 02:00:25 | More by BetterBeerPlz
Photo of Magery


4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-31-2013 05:16:29 | More by Magery
Photo of TX-Badger


4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I picked up a few bottles while in Norman for business and I'm very glad I got them. Onto the review.

A - Prairie Hop has a cloudy golden color, almost a straw color. Poured into a Dogfish head glass and it left a small amount of lacing.

S - On the nose I get a nice fruitiness, ripe citrus, grapefuit and lemon, and plenty of hoppy goodness.

T - On the palate I get the fruit I smelled on the nose, grapefruit and some lemon, maybe even a little orange. There is a slight sweetness on the finish to go along with the pine from the hops, very well balanced, maybe leaning just a little more on the hop side.

M - Full-bodied and rich on the palate, and the carbonation is just right.

O - A very well done Belgian style beer, reminds me of a Belgian IPA. It is a very well done saison/farmhouse ale that offers so much more than just a typical saison, as I stated before, I really would have guessed this more to be an unfiltered Belgian style IPA. Very well done, and I hope they keep making more!

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 02:23:31 | More by TX-Badger
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4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Opens with a resounding pop! Love the label on these beers

Pours a chill-hazed bronze/amber with a thumb of ivory colored head. Below average head retention & lacing

S: Hay, wet grass, faint lemon & just a bit of dirt/funk. Apple peels as this warms, some coriander & white pepper, plus some apple pie & pear notes

T: Grapefruit, lemongrass, a touch of apricot hiding in the background, along with some tangerine & a touch of funk up front. Green apple peels, funk, grassyness, lemons & grapefruit as this warms, some white pepper & cilantro notes. Finishes with spicy hops, grapefruit, funkyness in subtle doses, apple peel & orange peel

MF: Light/medium bodied, slight carbonation, nicely balanced

I like this, very drinkable. This to me, is like Tank 7's slightly smaller brother, a little less in your face with the hops & a touch more funkyness, a bit more overall finesse

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 06:16:57 | More by russpowell
Photo of AlexFields


4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another great looking bottle from Prairie.

Pours a thick toffee color with a nice head; head fades pretty quickly though.

Smells of grassy hops and sweet fruit: I get peaches, bananas, other tropical fruit. Lovely aroma.

Taste is a little different: less sweetness for sure, a fair amount of bitter hops up front, but again a very strong dose of peach, some other fruit, some grassy hops. This is a really unique flavor profile, never had a hoppy beer with quite so much peach flavor before.

Mouthfeel is good, lots of carbonation and very drinkable.

Another great beer from Prairie, and maybe the most original of the bunch. Super fruity hops and overall a very well balanced beer. Good stuff, I'm really impressed by this brewery!


Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 03:07:26 | More by AlexFields
Photo of MinorThreat


4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served from C&C Bottle into snifter.

A-Pours a hazy light orange color with a big pillowy white head and reasonable lacing, minimal head retention

S-Bright notes of peach, tropical fruit, light citrus and spicy herbs with a subtle fruit sweetness, really nice

T-Brilliant tangy peach, bright orange peel and a little sweet funk. Incredibly well integrated while letting the finishing hops both compliment the base beer and shine as the dominate flavor. Exceptional

M-Lively and well carbonated with a spicy, cleansing finish. Spot on for a Saison

O-I have been fortunate enough to have every offering from Prairie and (withholding an infected bottle of Noir) and while they are all exceptional, I think Prairie hop is my favorite. It's so bright and vibrant with a really nice peachy presence (Citra Hopped?) that transcends the nose and taste. It's exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 20:18:35 | More by MinorThreat
Photo of ThePorterSorter


3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a clear golden with a very thin white head. The nose is citrus hoppy with a touch of bubble gum and mint. The taste is definitely yeasty with a great underlying slightly floral/citrusy bitterness. The mouthfeel is light-medium with a great hoppiness that lingers. This is a great beer that keeps a great hoppiness throughout drinking with great Belgian yeast characteristics. I'd recommend this beer for others to try, especially of you enjoyed bitter monk.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 01:56:28 | More by ThePorterSorter
Photo of chaseabeer


4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-16-2013 02:12:39 | More by chaseabeer
Photo of isaiahcutright


4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-11-2013 00:37:29 | More by isaiahcutright
Photo of BierGartenok


4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-08-2013 23:33:17 | More by BierGartenok
Photo of willandperry


4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-08-2013 23:10:19 | More by willandperry
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-05-2013 23:34:24 | More by DaveHack
Photo of MtnBiker


4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a dark amber. Smells of pine, very nice. Grapefruit. As an inexperienced hop head, how should I put this, it has the taste of some great IPA's ive had in the past, with a very good aftertaste. I know what tastes good and what tastes bad when it comes to IPA's and this is high up there on the list of yummy tasting stuff. Nothing bad about this beer's flavor in my opinion, taste is a subjective thing, I know. Try it, I don't think you'll be let down. I recently had a Lagunitas Hop Stoopid and would rank it on about the same level, if that helps. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 07:27:27 | More by MtnBiker
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3.15/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml served into a 22oz snifter.

A - Hazy golden amber color with 1 finger of micro bubbles that form a tight cap.

S - Fresh green grass, loads of floral hops, pepper, perfumy alcohol, spiced bubblegum, tropical fruit, pineapple, sweet malts, apples, grapefruit peel

T - Spicy yeast, leafy herbal hops, lots of floral, snappy citrus, pine, sweet rich malt underneath, pineapple, lavender, the finish is long with a grassy herbal bitterness.

M - Light to medium body, low carbonation, smooth light flowy feel,

While I appreciate this beer I'm not in love with the hop profile, tongue numbing floral and too much to have more than 1 glass.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 00:37:01 | More by StaveHooks
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Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
95 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.