Phantasmagoria
Prairie Artisan Ales

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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,603
ABV:
8%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,504
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 8.35%
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
541
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 02, 2022
Added:
Nov 14, 2014
Wants:
  16
Gots:
  171
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: Phantasmagoria is an IPA that is low in malt flavors, but high in hops. We brew this beer as a nood to the big hoppy beers of the west coast. We use loads of citrusy and piney hops at the end of the boil and in the fermenter to make this beer a hop experience.

70 IBUs
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Rated: 4.02 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Apr 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.98 by Rhetion from Florida

Nov 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Sep 16, 2021
 
Rated: 3.65 by hester7 from Texas

Aug 01, 2021
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Reviewed by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

3.16/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
L: Pours a hazy amber/orange color, with a two-finger beige head.
S: Smells rich of grapefruit, papaya, cider.
T: Follows the nose, the malts is more present in the taste.
F: Low-carbonation, medium-full bodied, boozy, crisp.
O: Decent DIPA!
Jul 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by BeerDreadz from Florida

Jun 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.94 by Lelampp from Ohio

Apr 04, 2021
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Rated by izraelc from New York

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a hazy light yellow. Citrus aroma. Odd flavor. Bitter up front. Not much sweetness. Tangy finish. Not a fan.
Mar 26, 2021
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a can. Love the label art on this one. Cloudy golden color with a thin layer of bubbles. Smells of citrus and floral hops. Medium body with a sticky resin-like feel. Light malt flavor with tropical fruits and a bitter finish. Wouldn't have guessed this to be 8% ABV without reading the can.
Mar 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Gerald51 from Oklahoma

4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This came to me in a tulip glass and the first thing I noticed was the beautiful bright gold color and the smallish but foamy white head. A quick sniff was rewarded with huge notes of citrus, the aroma of Pineapple and I think I detected Mango in there but the scents were nearly overwhelming. I could have just sat and inhaled the smells forever but I was wanting to see if the flavor profile matched the scent and I was not disappointed. It had a sharp fruity citrus taste initially that was followed by a hoppy tart finish. It finished clean and refreshing with a very light mouth feel for a 8% strength beer. It tastes as bright as it looks and was very enjoyable. This will make a great thirst quencher in the heat of the coming summer !
Feb 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.39 by tatecarson from Louisiana

Feb 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.12 by dubnation from Kansas

Jan 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.58 by MjBrewhouse from Idaho

Dec 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Dec 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.65 by Mikeking99 from Florida

Nov 30, 2020
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
bright and clear yellow gold body pours with a fluffy and foamy white head with moderately high retention

holy bright citrus hops, batman - this thing reeks in the most pleasant way, with light and bright pineapple and herbal flourishes

bright tasting too - quite herbal shade of hop with an earthy tinge, and tropical citrus spritzing up the place nicely. I hear the "low malt" advert loud and clear, but missing the promised shades of pine. plenty of onion shade tho.

high carbonation with moderately light body that billows with a certain fullness and prickly nature before finishing with an herbal bitterness that dips to a lowkey dryness that coats the roof

overall:
65% herbal hop, 35% citrus. next-to-no malt. maybe the herbal hop was mistaken for pine somewhere between the brewer and marketing, but pine is nowhere to be found, which was a letdown. could be an off batch, but based on other reviews I've just read before wrapping up, I doubt it. I'm not personally a fan of the herbal hop shade of flavor, but if you are, this is your beau, hands down. I can appreciate what it is, but am turned off by the discrepancy between what is and what was talked up on the label.
Oct 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by VaporDome from New York

Oct 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by freewill35 from Indiana

Sep 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.06 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey

Aug 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.09 by Dakin from Utah

Jun 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 15, 2020
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Rated by Paradox1000 from Florida

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
As a DIPA drinker, I found it very enjoyable! This is a solid west coast style double!
Jun 15, 2020
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Reviewed by jwp777 from Oklahoma

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at the tap room:

Pours a hazy straw color with an orange tint. Looks like juice, honestly. The head is bubbly and starts about 1 finger thick but does dissipate quickly. Some lacing.

Smell is very citrusy with hops behind it. It smells bright, if you know what I mean.

Taste follows the nose and is exactly as described. Hops, pine, and citrus are high, everything else is quite low. Probably the lightest tasting 8% beer I have ever seen.

Mouthfeel is quite light bodied for the style, but get ready to feel the acidity from the citrus on your tongue.

Overall, not a good one to start with if you’re new to IPAs, but if you’re an IPA fan, there’s a lot to appreciate here. The bitterness is there, but it’s also quite light for such high ABV, so maybe a bit different than other IPAs around. I don’t know if it’s better, but it is different.
Jun 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.19 by JohnDon from Texas

May 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.29 by Curt3 from New Jersey

May 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.73 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

May 14, 2020
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
And now, for something CANpletely usual, we take you back to The CANQuest (tm), joined in progress! I have really been whaling away (in the hit, thrash or beat soundly meaning of the word, NOT the highly-coveted beer sense) at the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody. This CAN will provide a segue into a short horizontal which will lead once more back into the breach, seeing a return to the pesky Bottles! This one was purchased at Rieker Bottle Works & surfaced this afternoon.

From the CAN: "Phantasmagoria Double India Pale Ale".

I Crack!ed open the vent & beCAN a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. When I noticed that it was evincing a slight haze, I let it run freely at that point. It foamed up mightily to form two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with good retention, leaving a load of lacing as it slowly fell. Color was a hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose smelled more like pineapple upside-down cake than the "citrusy and piney hops" mentioned in the Notes. Hmm. Mouthfeel was Medium-to-fill, not quite creamy, but on the approach, on the light side for the style. The taste had an oddly-tropical & citrusy bitterness, somewhere between pineapple & grapefruit. Hmm. Not bad, but definitely unexpectedly different. The pine came though as a cool mintiness on the finish. Mmm. It definitely hid its alcohol well, becoming very dangerously drinkable. Finish was cool and dry with a pleasant, lingering mintiness. I found myself in quiet CANtemplation upon finishing it. It was rather mellow, almost tea-like, but I'm not sure that I would want CANother. YMMV.
Apr 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.49 by Zach423 from Massachusetts

Feb 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Feb 02, 2020
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Fairly solid IPA from the always reliable Prairie. Canned date 6/12/19 so a little old. Pours a slightly hazy yellow-orange color with some fluffy white head and lots of spotty lingering lacing that looked soapy. Smells of nice ripe orange peel, lemon, pineapple, mango, grapefruit and melon. Also some malt, vanilla, weaker herbal and floral hops. Taste follows the nose, good balance and fairly nice bitter hoppy bite at the end but there might have been a little too much malt presence. Smooth slightly sticky mouthfeel, a little soft and juicy, nice carbonation. A nice beer.
Jan 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by zbooks from Texas

Nov 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.88 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Nov 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.12 by Alexrdvz from Oklahoma

Oct 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by deereless from Colorado

Oct 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.94 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Oct 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.26 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Oct 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by hopley from Massachusetts

Sep 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.16 by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

Sep 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.02 by Cashbail from New Hampshire

Sep 07, 2019
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