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Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 697
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 112
Gots: 95 | FT: 7
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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 turfy
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As near a perfect beer as you can get, especially for warmer weather. Opened a bottle courtesy of regular trading partner Chocosushi. Pours a nice orange-golden color with a creamy white head. Nice lacing with a prominent ring that lasts throughout the drink. The nose reminds me of PTE ... lots of hoppy pineapple, tangerine, and citrus aromas, with just a touch of saison/farmhouse yeast. Taste follows the nose...simply fantastic! Perfect body and mouthfeel for a saison. To me, this is what a saison would be if Russian River took their recipe for PTE and made a farmhouse version. One of the best beers I have had in the past year. Extremely well done, Prairie, and I look forward to your distribution area arriving in Texas soon.

turfy, May 26, 2013
Photo of willjschmidt
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

willjschmidt, May 26, 2013
Photo of bennetj17
4/5  rDev -5.4%

bennetj17, May 25, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a caged bottle into a snifter, the beer is a slightly hazed, golden-straw coloring with a frothy, big bubbled, light, bright white head that retains around an inch and a half. Solid stream of carbonation bubbling throughout, also. Aromas of wet greens initially, with some citrus hops highlights and coriander spicing. Flavors are extremely well balanced, with a forward flavor of wet, peppery hops balanced with citrus and berry sweetness. There is a bready and roasted backbone that also blends and supports the spice and funk. Slightly warming, and the smooth body makes this a severely easy drinker. Wow. Candy sweet and herbal aftertaste that balances perfectly, and is subtle enough to draw you further in. Smooth, clean finish, with a hint of citrus and spice left behind to linger. Great brew.

GarthDanielson, May 25, 2013
Photo of PHBoiler
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle served in tulip glasses.

Hazy, bright orange appearance in the glass with a light white head. Many tiny bubbles bounce to the surface. The scent has a fair bit going on. The yeast is very faint as the hops take over with citrus and some grassy/pine. The taste is like tangerine juice. Loads of tangerine flavor with a bittering finish. The finish is a clean bitterness though that plays well and balances. I'm a big fan of the effervescence in this beer. It makes the beer much brighter and even more enjoyable to drink. I have a hard time calling this a saison. It almost drinks like a beer-mosa. It was a pleasure and quite tasty.

PHBoiler, May 24, 2013
Photo of Rutager
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another one from willandperry, thanks man!

Appearance. Pours a deep gold colour, quite hazy and topped with a finger of frothy white head.

Smell. Trpoical fruits! Papaya, mango, pineapple, all in a big way. There's a little sweet orange and grapefruit and a faint bit of saison yeast underneath all that fruit and an even slighter bit of sweet grainy malts. Very nice!

Taste. Wow, again juicy ripe papaya and mango, candied pineapple, a bit of orange flesh and grapefruit rind, just a little bit of peppery saison yeast and floral hops and a little bit of sweet light malt. Really nice stuff.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Okay, this one blew me away. Just amazing tropical fruit smell and flavour that goes so well with the saison yeast. I need more of this. Thanks again Will!!

Rutager, May 24, 2013
Photo of jtladner
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

jtladner, May 24, 2013
Photo of frogfan
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

frogfan, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

strongaf, May 22, 2013
Photo of lakersfan16
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

lakersfan16, May 22, 2013
Photo of TheBrewViking
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

TheBrewViking, May 20, 2013
Photo of beernads
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

beernads, May 18, 2013
Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

orangesol, May 17, 2013
Photo of brureview
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I haven't tried any of the beers from this Oklahoma brewery. A friend
recommended it to me.

Poured a beautiful light golden color with a 3 finger head in a tulip. Some lacing.

Aroma- light fruit, especially apricot and citrus. Some mango.
There is Simcoe and Citra hops in this beer, so I was expecting fruit in the aroma and taste.

The mouth feel is lighter than most Saisons I have tried: I like this. Often there is an overwhelming pungency in Saisons which imbalances the beer. However, the Prairie Hop mouth feel is relatively light.

Taste: loads of tropical fruit: mango, apricot and citrus. Some sweetness.
The fruit is not overwhelming and it enhances the overall balance of the beer.

There is a pronounced hop finish to the beer which balances with the taste, aroma, and mouth feel.

Overall: An excellent and different approach to a saison. Many of the Saisons I have tasted are too pungent, often bitter and imbalanced. Smoother than most, including Tank 7( one of my favorites) loads of tropical fruit which give this beer an easy drinking character.

Highly recommended if you can find it.

brureview, May 17, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy to clodu golden body with nice lacing and a single finger head without much retention. Aroma of breads, musty belgian yeast, saison funk, clove, tangerine and pineapple citrus. Flavors are very Belgian with yeast, funk, both tart and sweet generic citrus, caramel and breads. A little peppery. Hops are mild and likely provide more of the citrus and earthy flavors. Medium body and moderate carbonation with a semidry finish.

kylehay2004, May 17, 2013
Photo of nickfl
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours with a small head of white foams n top of very hazy, gold body. The head settles quickly and leaves decent lace.

S - Funky Brett aromas with lots of wheat and tart lemon.

T - Thick wheat and musty yeast character up front with some lightly fruity hops in the middle. Finishes with funk, pepper, and a touch of citrus.

M - Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Very nice, the funky yeast character is excellent and while I might like a bit more hop character, I did enjoy what it added to the party.

nickfl, May 17, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 4.29.13

A - Pours a clear reddish-orange with a one inch off-white soapy head.

S - Hoppy pine and pineapple, citrus.

T - Hoppy pine and a candy like flavor.

D - Good carbonation and a light body.

O - Hoppy, light and sweet citrus. A unique, but pleasant candy-like flavor.

HuskyinPDX, May 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

BayouBengal1537, May 14, 2013
Photo of bump8628
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bottle from the most recent release, which just hit the market last week, so this should be really fresh. Bright gold-orange, airy head of white foam that builds to several fingers and lays down some nice lace. Vibrant citrus, tropical, herbal, minty, powdery hoppiness is front and center. A rustic graininess keeps it somewhat in line with the farmhouse theme in the face of the barrage of big American hops. Other complementary flavors include black pepper, woodiness, and a grungy earthiness, but really it's all about the bright hoppiness. Dryness accentuates the hoppiness further. One of my favorites from PAA, this needs to be available in more formats.

bump8628, May 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

kevinscott, May 13, 2013
Photo of nataku00
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a dark hazy copper with two fingers of loose off white foamy head. Some light carbonation every now and then.

Nose is tropical fruit, mango, passion fruit, pineapple and peach, coriander and white pepper, light ester quality. Smells nice.

Taste is sweet tropical fruit hop flavors along with a light floral hop. Mellows to biscuit malt sweetness and fruit ester, spicy on the finish with some linger tropical fruit and fresh cut grass.

Light body with good carbonation. Very refreshing.

nataku00, May 12, 2013
Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber bottle into a sniffer glass. Gorgeous unfiltered, cloudy dark copper. Creamy 2 finger off-white head with outstanding retention and soapy lacing.

S- Powerful citrus aroma from the Simcoe and Citra hops. I could smell it from a few feet away. Also has nice Belgium yeast, earthy barnyard funk and a touch of peppery spice.

T- Follows nose well. Wonderful fruity hops, peach, apricot, lemon, fresh cut grass, touch of earthy yeast, musky yet hints of sweetness. Warmth and spice finish with nice bitterness. It's all there. So much going on!

M- Mid body. Crisp carbonation rush. Nice feel of a saison with a totally dry finish.

O- Oh my! Loved it when I sampled it at a beer tasting in Tulsa and continue to be impressed still. Flat out awesome. Saison and hop lovers unite!

No bottled on date
$11 for a bomber bottle

Bosoxfan20, May 12, 2013
Photo of SFACRKnight
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 into a duvel tulip.

Pours a clean gold body with an inch of white head. Not overly carbed like some saisons and brett beers can be.
Smells like hops and saison esters. Pepper, lemon, hops. The dry hopping level is just perfect here.
Great tasting beer, the hops are spicy and earthy, they complimeent the pepper and slight citrus of the yeast. Well built, the flavors compliment eachother very well.
Nice amount of carbonation, and very dry as one would expect from a saison.
Overall, a well built saison. I especially enjoy the subtle use of hops in this beer. The base saison seems to be solid, but the earthy and spicy hop varieties really bring this all together.

SFACRKnight, May 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

ucsbmullet, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

od_sf, May 11, 2013
Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
94 out of 100 based on 697 ratings.